Day 7 – The Paycheck (12 Days of Encouragement for the Chef’s Family)


Today, I encourage you to think about your chef’s paycheck.

Don’t laugh.  Really.  Think about it.

 12 days of encouragement for the chefs familyDon’t think about it and get frustrated about how much he makes or get angry that a server walked out the door last night making more than the Executive Chef.

Be thankful that there is a paycheck.

I know many people who are out of jobs and have been struggling to find one for quite some time.

Even though the hours stink (especially in December), it’s a job that they enjoy, and it provides in some way for your family.

I might not be too thrilled with my chef/husband’s job this month because of the longer hours, but if he was without that job, we’d be living in a tent in my in-laws backyard because we had no money.

So stinky holiday hours or not, I’m thankful for his job and paycheck (and our nice warm house).

I’m going to try and remember that when it’s 7:30 pm and my chef/husband is working, I’m exhausted and it’s not the kid’s bed time yet. I hope you’ll do the same.  🙂

From one chef’s wife to another,




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