Resetting the Kitchen
There is a certain joy and pride that comes from cleaning the kitchen at the end of a shift and resetting it for the next one. Things may have been crazy earlier, you may have lost your cool and you're most surely exhausted. Still, though, the kitchen must be reset so you can do it all over again next time.
Restaurant workers know all too well the craziness that is the holiday season. Already used to working when everyone else is having a good time, this is never more clear than during the holidays. Pulling extra shifts, sleeping irregularly, eating poorly - all much a reality to the restaurant worker during the holiday season. But, we're past it now. Congratulations! you made through yet again and the kitchen is reset for things to go back to normal.
As we move into the new year, take some time to reset yourself too, as you would the kitchen. The past weeks, if not months, have been crazy for everyone. Now, when things are a bit quieter, take a bit of time to reset. As a restaurant worker, you may only get a few short days of repose after everyone else is already getting back to their regular work. Make them count. Decompress fully. Do something you love; something you haven't had the chance to do lately and enjoy it. This time is for you. Take it! You need the time to reset or next time you get to work, everything will be chaotic. You'll have a hard time finding order. Always take the time to reset the kitchen.