I’ve watched a few episodes of Hell’s Kitchen in my day and one thing that always got to me was how those poor schmucks just let Gordon Ramsey rail into them. I always thought, “Have some goddamned respect for yourselves, people!” Then I got this job. After turning 16, I can’t recall the last time someone I know yelled at me in sheer anger. But it seems to keep happening here. Crisis after fucking crisis. So I’ve decided to have some goddamn respect for myself and am convinced that no retirement package (that I can get anyway since I don’t go for C-level positions) is worth the level of stress and humiliation I’m getting here. So off I go and back to the space in between.