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Hairnet Lady Inquisition 
Jan. 30, 2010 6:27 pm 
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010 6:15 pm
Lady oh lady why do you work in a job that you hate?
Could it be you would rather work here than stay home with your lazy unemployed mate?
This really can't be where you wanted to make a start, 
but it's got to be better than saying "Welcome to WalMart."

Dealing all day with school kids & sick patients, then coming home to more of the same,
you definitely have the right to gripe & complain.
Some of you are sweet, everyones warm & welcome grandmother,
but the rest are as cold as a week ice fishing in Deluth Minnesota.

I realize the hours & benefits are good, 
 but the daily gossip & gravy & fish sticks tend to put you in a foul mood. 
Your smiles are great as a matter of fact,
you must be thinking it's better than saying "do you want fries with that?"

It's not a job that's respected, admired or fair,
but who would feed all these rugrats if they weren't there?
I respect all the ladies, who cook, clean & serve.
They really should be given the respect they deserve.

The Hospital Foodie


Jan. 30, 2010 9:20 pm
Well, I am one of Those who feed the Rugrat/anklebitters. I am also a hairnetter. I love my job!! Wheather I am face to face with HS boys with mustaches or snotty stuck up, winey girls, little 1st graders who are just happy to be getting a slice of gingerbread cake and say Thank You Lunchlady. Those are My kids that I love to see everyday. I do not come home complaining, I usually have a good story to tell. I wash dishes, I pan pizza, I serve canned green beans and try to get the kids to take them as they travel past my part of the line. That last one is Not easy:) But I don't blame them, I wouldn't eat canned veggies either other then corn. ALL my kids need to eat a good, hot lunch and I am willing to be their lunchlady till they pry my cold dead fingers from my scooper!!
Jan. 31, 2010 4:58 pm
I work at a local clinic that is connected to the hospital. Absolutely love the cafeteria. They make great food. Keep up the good work all of you hospital cooks.
Jan. 31, 2010 6:15 pm
It is a hard job and obviously an under-appreciated one by many. Thank goodness for those that have the tenacity to see it through and feed the hungry and sometimes ungrateful.
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A generation "X"er who had the good sense to marry a patient woman, who happens to be a chef (those two characteristics rarely go together). I am one of the few men who have the ability & ignorance to claim the title "food service director."
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy grilling out & making soups & stocks from scratch. I make some mean salads too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Eating whatever my mom prepares - she was probably the reason I got into the food service business to begin with. Guess I can blame her.
My cooking triumphs
Implementing restaurant style menus & room service for hospital patients - my attempt at breaking the "Hospital Food" stereotype that it no longer deserves.
My cooking tragedies
I did set a char broiler on fire once (but that was on purpose, they needed a new one) & NEVER add liquid margarine to a chocolate fountain. Not a good idea.
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