(Closed) I thought I got what I wanted, but now I’m not so sure. Please help.

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 18
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Bubu82: Glad to hear it. How horrible could it be working in a chocolate shop? =D You know people are coming in happy and leaving happy. I think your idea about an Etsy shop is a good one. I do orders out of my house and it’s much more enjoyable then working for someone else. Good luck in the chocolate shop!

Post # 19
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

it’s funny i’m a pretty great cook and love entertaining guests and everyone in my family and friends always tells me i should go to culinary school and i say NO WAY. i know exactly how that industry is because of restaurants i’ve worked in and i know the kitchen is a man’s place in that industry and it’s very hard for females to survive in that field. and i also know that it’s emotionally and physically draining and very cut throat competetive which i dont’ like.

no thanks, i’ll just keep it as a nice hobby and cook for my family and friends thankyouverymuch.

sorry you’re going through that, i would have given you this advice if i knew you  back when you were thinking of switching to culinary arts as a career.  i mean i would have supported you, but warned you as well that it’s not nearly as glamorous as it’s made out to be on food network channel.


but i highly recommend you going for the private shop of your own one day.  that’s the way to go as far as i’m concerned.  be your own boss:)

Post # 20
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@Bubu82: I know, I wish I could make my mind up easier, too.

PS …. I totally meant a year ago, not a month ago. Wow lol

Post # 21
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just want to second the PP that recommended considering restaurant management. That might be a way to work in a field you love without having to put yourself out there artistically all the time, and maybe restore the pleasure you get from cooking.

Also, I think changing jobs is a good idea. Some workplaces just aren’t the right fit, and it’s good to try a few before you write off the whole field.

Let us know how the chocolate place works out!

Post # 23
875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@MandyCakes:  Do you have an etsy shop? How did you get into that? I’ve been thinking of starting one up myself

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