I like to talk about mental health here on the blog... but I don't ever really talk about my job specifically. This is simply because I don't want to put my work in the crossfire of my controversial, crass, and sometimes crude ramblings. So keeping in mind that my views, beliefs, and opinions are in no way representative of my place of employment's... let me introduce you to this:
I could talk for hours about my feelings, thoughts, and philosophies when it comes to mental health and the community/health care system/employment field/education of (or lack of)... but I want to keep it simple. We are a restaurant staffed by the most incredible, caring, talented and dedicated people. We are a fully functioning non-profit and in addition to the Staff, we have 20-30 trainees who all have severe mental illnesses, get out of bed, come to work, and train intensively on technical skills as well as soft social, preparatory, and professional skills. They are the most resilient human beings I know and they inspire me on a daily basis. We are all committed to recovery. I fit into this equation as the baker... I train in this area and float wherever else needed. I have never had a more fulfilling job and goddamnit I feel lucky. We just had Scott Griessel come and do some cafe shots and I loved them so much I want to share.
So, welcome to the sneak peek into 40hrs of my week. I feel fortunate to be paid to contribute to the world in a progressive and uplifting environment.
P.S. We are in the running to receive a charity grant from Chase Bank and you can vote for us HERE.
(If you click, we can keep doing more of what we're doing;))
What was your most fulfilling job?