Bethany Witte Fall 2018 Blog
by Bethany Witte, December 17, 2018
This quarter was challenging, and when I started working at Grand Geneva, I was prepared to hate it. Constantly working (40+ hours), and having to find time to do homework is hard. Harder than I expected, but that is what it means to be an adult (I think). I feel like I learned a lot this quarter, but it is hard to put into words. I am regularly doing things I didn’t learn in school, and I am always challenged to think outside the box.
As I stated earlier I was ready to not like working at Grand Geneva, but I love it, I love my coworkers and I like making/plating for restaurants. It’s a challenge, sometimes I feel like I am doing the job of two employees, but at the end of the day, that is okay because it just means I’ll be getting faster and better.
But probably the most important thing I learned from this quarter is that the work is never done. Something can always be improved, and if you think it is perfect, you are probably wrong. Working at Grand Geneva has opened my eyes to how a big resort works. If someone were to ask me for a piece of advice, I would say “Always think ahead, and always ask questions.” Never assume you know something if you feel like something can be done a better way, ask about it. Chances are someone will agree with you and or you can both find a better solution.
People at work sometimes ask me if paying for tuition/ school was worth it. My answer, I went into school thinking I knew things about Pastry when in reality I didn’t. I met people I would never have met, made connections with people — learned skills that bring my work and the finished product to the next level.