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post #61 of 72

Yup. My friend's daughter is a pastry chef. Jobs are competitive, the work is grueling and the men are horrible to the women!!! ***ism is alive and well in kitchens!! I think if I had a fancy pastry degree, I would open my own coffee/pastry shop so as to just have to deal with myself as boss!! 

Nancy

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Yup. My friend's daughter is a pastry chef. Jobs are competitive, the work is grueling and the men are horrible to the women!!! ***ism is alive and well in kitchens!! I think if I had a fancy pastry degree, I would open my own coffee/pastry shop so as to just have to deal with myself as boss!! 

Nancy


;-D That is what I want soooooo bad. Not a cake shop but a cafe/pastry shop. I'm working on it. Ya know, not like zeez pastry shops in America but like za small quaint shops in Pari zat make zeeez little delicate macarons. Ahhhh, now zat's one of za best zings I've ever had (in my best Wolfgang Puck voice).:razz: 

post #63 of 72

I see this all the time in local facebook groups I'm a member of and I cringe when anyone recommends me, I know right away if I get an email or message from someone asking about a cake and they were referred from a local facebook group my prices will be "outrageous" to them.  I am by no means a Duff Goldman but I sure as hell will not charge $1 per serving, which is what most of these people expect to pay.

 

I don't really care about illegal bakers and bakers who undercut, they burn out quickly and their clients usually don't return because they get what they pay for...a big hot mess.

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Report the illegals.

I believe the PC term is 'undocumented cakers"

Bwahahaha!

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Makes me want to get someone to ask on yard sale page in my area. I am in a state with no cottage food laws, I'll sniper out every last dang one of them, to the heath department.

 

I sent an email to my health department official regarding some illegal bakers and never got a response. It really annoyed me. I understand that they do not have time to seek these people out, but when they are reported I think it should be acted upon.

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Makes me want to get someone to ask on yard sale page in my area. I am in a state with no cottage food laws, I'll sniper out every last dang one of them, to the heath department.

 

I sent an email to my health department official regarding some illegal bakers and never got a response. It really annoyed me. I understand that they do not have time to seek these people out, but when they are reported I think it should be acted upon.

 

Absolutely, especially in my state, where it is illegal to bake from home, period. No cottage food laws at all.

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post #67 of 72

I sent another email to the main person at the Health Dept. yesterday and got a response today that the 3 "businesses" that I notified them about would be receiving closure letters. They will probably ignore it, but at least I tried.

post #68 of 72

This is exactly how I feel.  I work hard, pay taxes and have done everything above board.  I think everyone should!

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post #69 of 72
I've never understood the tree huggin' peace and love attitudes about this sort of thing. Would people feel the same way if their hours at work were cut back because someone would do their job for half the pay, or if someone lost a bid to an unlicensed contractor, or any other comparison if it had to do with "real jobs"? And I say "real jobs", because unfortunately even decorators treat this business as a cute little hobby at times, not that I think what I do isn't real work.
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post #70 of 72
Yes.
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I've never understood the tree huggin' peace and love attitudes about this sort of thing. Would people feel the same way if their hours at work were cut back because someone would do their job for half the pay, or if someone lost a bid to an unlicensed contractor, or any other comparison if it had to do with "real jobs"? And I say "real jobs", because unfortunately even decorators treat this business as a cute little hobby at times, not that I think what I do isn't real work.

Girl, you have said a mouthful. Especially the getting under bid part. I have to say I was VERY naive at first. I just always assumed people knew what they were doing in this busibess. Im grateful for the CFL but d*mn it sometimes I just want to scream!!
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I've never understood the tree huggin' peace and love attitudes about this sort of thing. Would people feel the same way if their hours at work were cut back because someone would do their job for half the pay, or if someone lost a bid to an unlicensed contractor, or any other comparison if it had to do with "real jobs"? And I say "real jobs", because unfortunately even decorators treat this business as a cute little hobby at times, not that I think what I do isn't real work.

 

Yes, Yes and more Yes. I pay taxes, I paid contractors, I paid for my licenses, I pay for insurance, I pay for my serve safe. It however does not make me a mean person because I do not want to act all "Live and let Live".  This is not T ball where no matter how much little effort or work you do you should get a little trophy.

 

 

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