Going against the current!

My 0.2 cents on the hospitality which, to me, is a sick industry!

Its stereotype is predicated on chefs shouting against junior members, general managers demeaning staff, and a general sense of rudeness that, oftentimes, permeates throughout the team members.

This exacerbated through the influx of tv programs in which chefs or judges have the authority and, mostly, feel entitled to mistreat staff as an ordinary approach.

Back to real life, such an approach just brings cancer into the locker room. This in turn leads to staff underperforming and being rude as a result of an unpleasant environment.

Negativity and rudeness don’t win in the long run. I will create an environment in which mutual respect, kindness and gratitude are the foundation.

You can’t prevent people from shouting at someone for no reason, but you can fire them. Period.

Going from a pan to a degree!

Moved to London in 2013 and started cleaning pans, graduated with a marketing degree in 2017.

I would like to share ten tips for anyone who is moving abroad and wants to learn a new language.

1. Don’t only hang out with people that speak your own language. Despite this sounding obvious, so many people take this comfortable route.

2. Keep a list of new words you learn on a daily basis. You might not remember them all initially, but you will pick up one or two and strengthen your vocabulary.

3. Ask, ask, ask. When you don’t understand just ask, ask, and ask.

4. Set your phone language to your new language.

5. Use the new words you learn so they become a part of your daily use.

6. Watch movies in your new language with subtitles and read books when you can.

7. Take short courses to fasten the process if you need to, and study at home when you can.

8. Don’t be shy. Speak as much as you can and make mistakes, it’s inevitable.

9. Be curious. Curiosity leads to discovery, discovering new things will broaden your cultural and language knowledge.

10. Date a mother-tongue girl or boy ☺️

Hope this will be useful!

Happy Australia Day, everyone!