Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dish Pit Update: Please Advise Regarding Coworker Who Does Not Wash Hands After Touching Trash

On Saturday, I died a little inside. My fellow dishwasher was helping me to take out the trash. When we came in, he touched clean dishes, without washing. He did not even rinse his hands. He did not even wipe them. I usually try to correct him regarding hand washing, but he is a bit stubborn. Also, I could tell, by the speed in which he did it, that it was a habit. I have a sneaking feeling that he never even rinses or wipes his hands, when nobody looks.

I have all ready discussed this with a few people and got some diverse opinions. I think that I know what I will do about him, but I want to get more advice from all of you first. The rest of my post gives you more details.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Suggestions For Cambro And Other Washware Manufacturers

During the last few weeks, I noticed that there are times, when we prefer to stack dish trays. The benefit of doing this is being able to use the top tray to hold down lighter items, like metal ramekins.

It seems wise to me, to make those half trays capable of stacking on half of the full sized trays, so that if I only have half a tray of ramekins, then I can use the other half for larger items, like bowls, glasses, or dishes. The sides of the half sized trays will still have a lip for the tray to stack on to other trays, but it will make them much more compatible with full sized trays.

The only way to do it is to remove the bottom corner edges, so that the corners can sit over the middle of the full sized tray. For example, I would like to use HFR258 on top of PR314.

This is especially beneficial for small dishwashers that can only take 1 tray at a time.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dish Pit Update: Sizing Up The Competition

Now that I have several weeks of experience under my belt, I am beginning to pay attention to how the other dish guys do their job. I have a sneaking suspicion that none of them are as good and/or fast as they might assume. They all seem so sloppy, and they all seem to cut corners which saves time.

Another interesting thing happened that really influenced my opinion. The head chef, which is a kitchen manager, came and helped me by taking things off of the clean counter of the dish washer. I was amazed that even with him helping me, he preferred that I keep focusing on a small pile of dishes, regardless of the pile of kitchen tools and pots piling up. The kitchen stuff was looking very ugly, but he was happy to have me ignore it. It seems that I have to create a different set of priorities, despite what the other guys are telling me.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Cambro Dealers In Vancouver BC

I really like the Cambro products for dish washing. I looked up their web site to see where I could find their products. I am just a lowly dishwasher, but I thought that it would be useful to search out some information, for recommending things to my employer.

Just for my future reference, these are the names that were provided to me.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dish Pit Update: Better Speed

Yesterday was quite busy, and I still needed help, but I managed to keep my speed up most of the time. To do this, I tried to tighten my belly muscles, and stand as if I were practising kung-fu.

I believe that tightening the belly muscles is what gives kung-fu masters better strength. It makes sense to me that a tightening the muscles helps with speed and power because it gives the master a firm torso, and thus a firm base for our arms and legs. This allows me to load the dish trays faster.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Dish Pit Update: Check Point Reached!

I am pretty happy with some of my progress, but I feel that I am in a jam. The rest of my post tells you all.

Dish Pit Update: Out With Old Antagonist; In With New Antagonist

In this post, I shared some details about a coworker leaving, and another becoming antagonistic. I tried to get advice from my Facebook friends. The rest of my post tells you all.

Dish Pit Update: Minor Updates About Dishwashing Job

I kept this post short, because I did not have much to share.

  • I have started to get bored at work lately.
  • I have been taught more things, so it seems that I will probably be able to keep my job.

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Dish Pit Update: Interesting Dishwashing Update

I tried to make sense of my situation from the Biblical perspective, and this is what I came up with. I tried to defend my view, so that we could hopefully come up with the truth. The rest of my post tells you all.

Dish Pit Update: Small Progress?

I was pretty excited to find a short or 2, so I shared my progress with my Facebook friends. The rest of my post tells you all.

Dish Pit Update: Bad Vibes

This post was originally titled, Prayer Request: TD Customer Service when I first posted in on Facebook. The rest of my post tells you all.

Dish Pit Update: First Impressions

I shared this with my Facebook friends, just after the first week of work, in July 2014. It is mostly positive news. The rest of my post tells you all.

Dish Pit: YouTube Playlist About What Dishwashing Job Is Like

I made a YouTube playlist because there are a lot of good videos on the web on what it should be like and what it is like. For a broader view, please read the comments in each video.

I tried to add manufacturer training videos, which were made for their new customers/clients. This is interesting, because the dishes never seem to reflect the most difficult challenges that a dishwasher might face. However, it does make sense to see what the manufacturer had in mind.

Feel free to ask me anything about how to do the job. I will try to respond.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I Got A Job As A Dishwasher

July 11 was my first day. I found it challenging on an emotional level, because it seemed like such a demeaning job. However, after watching some YouTube videos, I do not think that it has to be that way. There is so much pressure to get things done quickly, and we have such a wide variety of things to clean, so we really need to become experienced to do a good job.

I have embedded a few videos in the remainder of the blog post to show you how well some people perform and how appreciated dishwashers can be.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Why Smart People Do Not Get Hired

This article points out some mistakes that smart people make. If you are struggling with employment, then you should read this. It will help you to think about making it easier for employers to find you and hire you.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Translation Tools From Chinese To English

Lately, I have been trying to translate Chinese characters to English. Unfortunately, the characters are in an image, so I could not copy and paste the text into a translator.

I have found that Google Translate seems to be the best for translating. I recommend opening another tab of Google Translate, so that you can translate little phrases in the first tab, and then form the sentence in another, by copying and pasting the correct Chinese characters. I like Google Translate the best, because it gives us the opportunity to actually write in the Chinese character stroke by stroke. Entering in certain Chinese characters any other way can very difficult.

It is nice to have this page available, too.

Unfortunately, the audio pronunciations of these translators do not work with Opera web browser, as far as I can tell.

I will update this blog post, if I find other pages.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

How To Fill In PDF Forms Using Okular 0.10.5 & Kubuntu 10.04.4 & KDE 4.4.5

Modern PDF files can have forms for the user to fill out. In some cases, the user wants to fill them out, and hand them in, with the option for somebody else to modify them. I do not know of any ways to do this with actual PDF files. The rest of my post tells you how to fill them in, and then submit them in a way that cannot be modified.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Criminal Case Time Saving Tip

Do you enjoy playing Criminal Case on Facebook? If so, then read the rest of my post, which helps you to save time and still give cards to your favourite partners.