Geppetto’s Log - Stardate 092021.1
Courage and A Willing Spirit - An Unconventional Job Posting
Sweet guy knew we were struggling and wanted to help. He gave two weeks notice at his other job as a CDL driver. He’d never worked in a restaurant before… not for one minute. He had dined out plenty thanks to me and made his way through many a restaurant kitchen delivering beer. His hands were calloused from lifting so much. His tolerance for heat was minimal and he relished his time spent in walk-in coolers throughout the valley. In bars and convenience stores around the area he was known as the polite and thoughtful, strong and funny beer guy. His name is Alex and he is my son.
He serves on the line at Geppetto’s now and doesn’t seem to hate the pressure or the heat. It’s like he’s been equipped with a different kind of suit… the heat is there but he doesn’t bitch about it. He says, “What good would it do anyway? You gotta just get in there and get the job done… one ticket at a time.” He brings comedy and calm to the chaos. He cares about customer satisfaction and has quickly become a dang good line and prep cook. He cares about this place and the people he works with. He drops in sometimes… just in case the help is needed.
He does the heavy lifting for me now. Shoulder pain doesn’t keep me up at night so much anymore. His being here is help multiplied exponentially.
He has taught me so much. Mostly, that it isn’t always experience you’re looking for. Sometimes it’s courage and a willing spirit.
Are you… or is anyone in your world looking for a change or maybe even a side job? Geppetto’s is in need of Delivery Drivers, Line Cooks, Pizza Cooks, Order Takers, Servers and Unicorns!
Yes, I said Unicorns! Unicorns are what we call utility players. They fall into the category we call “AGN.” AGN stands for Area of Greatest Need. Unicorns show up and float. A cross trained employee can go wherever they are needed throughout a shift.
If you know anyone interested in any one of the afore mentioned job duties call 503.378.1271 or drop off a resume at 616 Lancaster Dr NE. In Salem. Geppetto’s is a family owned restaurant. We care about our staff and welcome those who can learn quickly and want to work.
Have courage! You never know where you might find your passion.
I remember one evening when Alex was a little boy. We were out to dinner when I noticed him staring at my Fish & Chips. When asked if he wanted a bite he replied, “No thanks… but mom… if that’s the batter… what’s the gooder?" Now I can say, with absolute certainty, My son, you are the gooder. I love you with my whole heart. - Mom
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