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Lately


Kaleidoscope Tekulo

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It's been a while since my last life update.

 

So, I've started working at a volcano over the summer as a baker. I started as an assistant baker, but after about three or so days, our lead baker walked out on us, presumably for another job. Out of the two assistants left, I was the only one with experience and special training, so I got promoted to the lead baker. It meant a little more work and some new experiences. I'd never been a supervisor before, and managing an assistant turned out to be manageable. It involved training someone with little experience on the job, and it turns out I can be pretty good in a leadership position in my field.

 

Then about two weeks ago now, my assistant quit on the spot. They decided to go travelling with two other employees who also walked out.

 

So that leaves me with a lot of baking to do each week. I do get help on Fridays now. The issue there is I get someone with zero experience and I have to train them while also trying to get work done. It's a bit of a challenge, but so far the past two weeks, my work has been getting done on time.

 

The good news is, I have only one more week of working on my own until I get some help. Two more people have been hired and are on their way. I will have to train them when they get here, but give me a week and I'm sure I can get them up to speed with everything.

 

The past two weeks have been a lot of work, but it's always worth it to send out good desserts made from scratch. And actually I love that I get to make things from scratch again instead of baking off factory-made dough. It's been a good experience all things considered.

 

Even so, I have been pretty tired the past couple of weeks from more stress and working so hard. It's gotten kinda rough and there are times where I feel like I hate it here. Actually that attitude started over the past couple of weeks. I mean life up here isn't perfect (employee meals don't always have the best food, there's really slow Internet and no cellphone service, mice are all over the place and TV rooms are either occupied constantly or have a broken TV. So all there is to do is hike which gets exhausting after working on my feet all day. I only hike on my days off), but I honestly didn't mind all that stuff until recently. I'm hoping it's just the bit of bad news that made me feel this way. That actually does sound like me. I'm one of those people where if something goes wrong it puts me in an entirely sour mood.

 

So, here's hoping things start picking up after this next week. I feel exhausted. Blarg.

 

~Lapis Lazuli

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That sounds beyond exhausting.  Even when you love to do something, anyone would feel worn down having more and more of it dumped on them at a moment’s notice like that, plus some of the things you usually use to relax being unavailable can’t make it any easier.  I know it feels difficult to accomplish a lot while training someone, at least.

 

Hope things get better for you!

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In spite off all the stress and blargness, congrats on becoming a lead and learning how and being able to be a good lead =) It's awesome that you're getting to have that experience.

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wait, wait, wait

 

What are you baking at a volcano?

 

Do you use geothermal power for the ovens?

 

Is the bakery itself volcano-themed?

 

Curiosity aside, though, that sounds like a pretty stressful situation. Hopefully they're paying you well!

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Curiosity aside, though, that sounds like a pretty stressful situation. Hopefully they're paying you well!

The pay is handsome, just like Tekulo himself. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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That sounds beyond exhausting.  Even when you love to do something, anyone would feel worn down having more and more of it dumped on them at a moment’s notice like that, plus some of the things you usually use to relax being unavailable can’t make it any easier.  I know it feels difficult to accomplish a lot while training someone, at least.

 

Hope things get better for you!

Thank you!  <3

 

In spite off all the stress and blargness, congrats on becoming a lead and learning how and being able to be a good lead =) It's awesome that you're getting to have that experience.

Oh it's definitely a good experience and it'll probably look great on my future job applications.

 

wait, wait, wait

 

What are you baking at a volcano?

 

Do you use geothermal power for the ovens?

 

Is the bakery itself volcano-themed?

 

Curiosity aside, though, that sounds like a pretty stressful situation. Hopefully they're paying you well!

I am baking a variety of items for Sunday Brunch and Tea Service.  I have made pound cakes, muffins, cupcakes with French Buttercream, custard tarts, lemon tarts, pumpkin tarts, cream puffs, puff pastry, cookies (chocolate chip, gingersnaps, tea cookies, etc), biscotti, and scones.

 

No, the volcano actually has lots of ice on it.  And the hotsprings have kinda died out down here anyway.

 

Unforunately, we are not cool enough to be volcano themed.

 

But yes, now that I'm the lead, I am making more than I was at my last job.  So that's nice.

 

 

 

Curiosity aside, though, that sounds like a pretty stressful situation. Hopefully they're paying you well!

The pay is handsome, just like Tekulo himself. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

 

Stop it, sweetie, you're making me blush.  ;)

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