Originally Posted by majormichel
Originally Posted by jlynnw
Thanks for all the support. It has been a bad week. I did a cake for the shop and set it up. It was the "wrong" color pink and clashed with the table cloth. they did not provide a color swatch to work with. Mother hates lilacs. They said do the cake in a variety of pastel spring flowers. That cake is covered in that crappy fonduet (use TX accent in redneck), great now we can't even eat it, it will taste like sh!*. The bought 2 dozen cuppies from Sam's. The icing was ouzing all over like a big puss filled zit! They were happy with those, but not a cake with gerber daisies, shasta daisies, lialacs, roses, carnations, daffadills, irises, little tendrils on a pink shimmer dusted cake. They called the shop and got a full refund! A FULL, 100% refund. They did not return the cake that was exactly what was ordered. I read about the bride and her idiot MOB who cancelled the check. WTF, yes, I am cursing, seriously, what the he!! is wrong with people. This is just not called for. I do the cakes at home to improve and have a fun hobby. Work, well, I get to do cakes when nobody else wants to do them, mainly fondant cakes. Otherwise it is just bag up the rolls. My mgr thinks I need to find a new profession as I don't have the skills as needed in a bakery. My DH and I talked, and Monday, I am giving notice. It may be bad in the economy, but my mental health needs it. I feel like I can make a cake that gives you all the instructions on the back of a 4x6 card, the color by product name, tip 3 and everything. What skill is that? The lead lady has a least a cake a week returned and they don't get on her. Her bc roses look like blobbs dropped on a cake. I can do better, OK, I think I can anyway. I feel it would be best to travel onward! Sorry to rant, and rant, and rant.
Thanks for the nice compliments and incouragement. I will figure something out.
In my opinon sounds like the manager and other employees are jealous of your talent. Since she says you need a new profession tells me your talents are beyond that bakery level. Remember as one door closes another opens for bigger and better opportunities. Your cakes are lovely and you have great talent. Don't let no one make you feel less that what you are worth. Be encourage tell boss tell a chill pill. Tell fiend get over it and enjoy the free cake because when business start blooming she will have to pay.
I thought the same thing when I read the OP's last post. Sounds like you are working in a really clicky(wrong sp., I know) place, and they are ganging up on the talented kid on the block. Sounds like pure jealousy to me. The mom hated lilacs?? They should have stated spring flowers; no lilacs. What's more spring than a lilac? Pink the wrong color? Change the tablecloth, dang it; use white.
They're trying to make you feel bad about yourself while boosting their own egos. As long as they can sense they can get away with it, they'll keep it up.
As far as your friend goes, she's another one trying to make you feel bad about yourself. Sorry, but "friends" like that one turn into baggage after a while. They want everything you can give them, but nothing is ever good enough.
You have way too much talent to even bother with idiots like this, much less allowing them to make you feel this bad.
Email to so-called friend:
Please forgive me for ruining your party by not stopping the car to check your e mail and redecorating your FREE CAKE by the side of the highway per your last minute instructions.
I realize you will never recover fully from this and I know I purposely did not decorate your FREE CAKE exactly the way you wanted it therefore ruining your party and your life. I absolutely apologize fully for causing you permanent psychological damage due to messing up your FREE CAKE.
I just wanted to let you know that I will never ruin another party for you as this will be the last FREE CAKE you will ever receive from me.
aka: The Party and FREE CAKE Wrecker
I know, dripping with sarcasm and a bit over the top but wouldn't it be fun to hit the "send" button?