Back when I was a cook….

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This t.v. special aired almost 3 years ago – and every so often someone will tell me that they saw me on t.v. I had never seen this segment, and then the other day when someone said they’d seen it, I though “Enough is enough, I need to see that segment”. I called up Rogers Television and they sent me a copy. It was that easy. But watching the clip brought back a lot of memories of a job that really pushed me into a dark place I hope I never visit again – a place of total and complete burn-out. To this day I have difficulty walking by this restaurant (it’s 6 blocks from my house) without a little cringing when I remember how stressed out I was the whole time I worked for them. Anyway. That’s what this is about.

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  1. I totally relate to your story here, although I have never been a cook and I havent worked in that setting. When you are so tired from working and just going on and on that it all becomes the same.

    I liked the way you used the text instead of an on-camera presence in-between the shots from that interview. Overall this video really becomes a good testament to some of what you have been going through. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh, yeah. I totally understand. I worked in restaurants for years…they really can suck the life right out of you. The hours, the inevitable smoking and drinking and lack of sleep…totally unhealthy. And dangerous, as you know!

    I have to say, though, those fritters looked fabulous!

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