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"When budgets are tight, what can we do to keep our working environment positive and our employees upbeat? It is human nature for our employees to feel insecure when everything around them is shrinking. Employers are asking employees to do more with less. Work harder in a shorter amount of time. Forfeit raises and bonuses, yet remain positive and optimistic. It should come as no surprise that in 2009, when companies were spending less and were more thrifty with their finances, inspirational speakers and team-building affiliations were up 20 to 30 percent. It makes sense that if an employer is going to take so much away from the employee then they better be doing something to keep morale up, and many Fortune 500 companies are. But what about kitchen teams? How many properties are committed to team-building and raising morale?"
"The 1966 film A Man for All Seasons is based on the life of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Lord Chancellor of England. At that time, in that place and throughout the civilized and uncivilized world, ordinary folk ate what they could find or forage as the seasons of the year followed one upon another. Only the very wealthy could summon forth exotic foods from distant lands."
--Irena Chalmers, "Fifty-two seasons," "The Last Word," March/April 2010, Chef Magazine
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