So I’ve come to the conclusion that this is possibly the most exhausting job I’ve ever done. Washing hundreds of dishes for about 8 hours per day is tougher than expected.
Though that could also be the fact that most days I don’t actually take any of my breaks. Because if I do then I end up falling horribly behind and can’t get everything done by the end of my shift and hah hah hah I would literally rather work eight straight hours than ask for a second dishwasher to join me in my little dishwashing kingdom. o_O It’s a tiny corner of the kitchen that’s barely big enough for just me, let alone two people; and I have a gloriously effective dishwashing routine that only remains effective if it’s just me there; andddd as long as it’s just me, then I don’t have to make small talk all day long; which is really crucial to my happiness. I enjoy chatting with my coworkers when they come to bring me dishes, ‘cause they’re super nice folks; but that’s different from working elbow-to-elbow with someone all day. That would be horrid.
Then there’s the fact that it’s a super high-stress kitchen. So much happening, all the time, and so many people, and everything’s time sensitive; and, I mean - it’s food. One mistake can wreck what would have been hours worth of food; so, in general, it’s a pretty high-stress environment, pretty much all the time.
… So yeah. Exhausting. And I’m working seven days in a row right now while my new schedule switches over so super exhausting. Howeeeeever - as I keep reminding myself - this is not a forever job, and it’s literally the reason I’ve been able to stay in Vancouver; and I am honestly more grateful for that than I could ever possibly put into words. <3 My poor exhausted body is just really really incredibly tired. Fan Expo weekend cannot come quickly enough. 8D