What to Do When You Burn Your Fingers in the Kitchen

What should you do when you burn your fingers in the kitchen?  Well, that depends on whether it is a literal burn or a figurative burn.  Every chef knows that if you literally burn your fingers you should hold your hands under cold water and seek medical attention depending on the severity of the burn. But there is more than one way to get burnt in the kitchen.  Chefs are just like everyone else.  They get frustrated, angry, tired, overwhelmed and stressed.  They also make mistakes and can also easily get into huge trouble for making a mess of recipes, having a bad attitude on the job, being too slow with the meals or for being late for the job.  So what do you do when you just made a huge mess of your job?  Well, perhaps these tips can help you.

Think before you act

People can say the worst things in the heat of the moment, when they are stressed or did not think things through.  So you made a big mistake but arguing back isn’t always the best way to resolve a problem.  In fact, taking on your superiors to defend yourself is hardly ever a good solution. Think before you act and try to remain calm while everyone cools down.

What to Do When You Burn Your Fingers in the Kitchen

Arrange a meeting with your boss

A good and professional apology can make a world of difference when it comes to your job.  Jobs are hard to come by and groveling is still a much better option than looking for a new job when you have worked so hard to get where you are.  Arrange a meeting with your boss to see if you can talk things out or perhaps derive a better outcome for the terrible situation.

Get professional advice

If you have been fired or are certain that a pink slip is on its way then seeking advice from a union or lawyer might be the best solution.  A lawyer will be able to inform you on your chances of getting your job back or even getting compensation for a sudden and unfair employment termination.

Remember that time heals

Try not to stress too much about your problem.  Time heals all wounds and people have made a lot of much bigger mistakes in their lives than the mistakes that you made and still got forgiveness.  Just take a look at Stephen Collins, for example.  He was once an infamous actor for his role as a reverent in the TV series 7th Heaven.  Allegations that he molested underage girls shocked the world and resulted in the termination of the popular TV series.  Stephen Collins lost his job and had to deal with a lot of terrible bad publicity for years.  IT does, however seem like many people are starting to forgive him for his mistakes and he might even be showing up on popular TV shows and movies in the near future.  If Stephen Collins can recover from a mistake like this then you bet that you can also make a full recovery from your mistake in the kitchen.

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