Interview for the position of Head Chef of the campus canteen of a reputed collegeCollege 'A' is one of the reputed colleges in the city and due to a large number of students studying there the college canteen is an important place where the students as well as the faculty members regularly took their lunch and also occasional tea and snacks. Moreover, the staff of the canteen arranged various evening and dinner parties in the college campus on select occasions. As the post of Head Chef was falling vacant soon due to the retirement of the existing Chef, the candidates for the position were called for interview. There were about 8 candidates who reached the college venue for this interview. Manik Dube was one of them waiting eagerly for his turn. He was already working as chef in the canteen of a school but as the salary was low, he always had a dream job of this level in his mind and today the opportunity knocked at his doors. Manik was excited and waiting in the lobby along with other contenders. He found that his name was at fourth place and right now the second person was being interviewed. Another half an hour passed and the name of Manik announced by the college staff asking him to enter the interview room.
"Good Morning Sir." Manik wished the three people sitting across the table. Principal was in the centre chair and one senior professor to his one side and other side the administrative officer was sitting. Manik was feeling nice to see their smiling faces. He felt comfortable. He had attended a very few interviews and was always having hidden fears about them. "Please take your seat." Principal said in a soft voice. Now, Manik was feeling much comfortable.
Principal: Manik can you tell us how much time you have been in that school and what are your duties there and also why you have applied here?
Manik: Sir, frankly speaking I want to progress in my life and want to have a good quality of life and my salary there is not commensurate to my work and I want better opportunity. This is a very big and reputed institution and for me there is more opportunity to work as well as salary here is also comfortable.
(Manik saw all of them smiling on his frankness.)
Manik continued: Sir, I am the in charge of the canteen or you can say Head Chef there and I have to plan all the menu and dishes for the day and also follow the special orders placed by the faculty and staff there. I have helpers, cooks and service boys to help me and I am managing the affairs of canteen very successfully for last 6 years. I report to the school office superintendent for my requirement of raw material and other consumables and after that everything I am looking after.
Principal: If you are given the responsibility of Head Chef of this place then are you sure that you would able to handle it as so far you have experience of small gathering in school?
Manik: Sir, After my 10+2, I did 2 years diploma in food and catering and have a good knowledge of managing and organising these things so I am sure that for me there would not be any problem. I enjoy my work and I do not mind putting a few extra hours towards it. Before joining this school I was with a private catering service where we used to cater to thousands of people in big functions and religious congregations. I have enough experience of that.
Principal: Ok, Manik now one last question to you that if we give you appointment order how much time you would take for joining?
Manik: Sir, I have to give a month notice for leaving there but if you insist I would forego my one month salary there and join here immediately.
Principal: Thanks Manik. Nice to talk to you this morning here.
Manik: Thanks Sir.
Manik happily leaves the room.
This is my entry for the academics quadrathlon contest event -3.