Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Are Food Handlers washing their hands?

We regularly eat in restaurants/office canteens/road side eateries. We eat at these locations because the food tastes good. Sometimes we eat at a place because we don’t have a choice.

We prefer high end restaurants to road side eateries because we feel that these guys will be more hygienic as compared to the road side eateries. Okay they will make our pockets light but hey … better safe than sorry!

Do we really ask them if they can prove that they are hygienic or is this purely an assumption?

I have been told time and again – Ass u me and you make a a** of u and me.

Don’t you think that these high end restaurants who charge us more than Rs. 800 per person each time we visit them to dine out should be able to prove that their food handlers are hygienic? These guys surely take a lot of efforts to maintain the high standards that they have set for the hygiene and quality of their food alright. But what about the people who are handling this “high quality – hygienic” food? Do they keep their hands clean? Can these restaurants prove it?

The next time you visit a high end restaurant will you ask them if they can prove that their food handlers wash their hands regularly? I will.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Fast Food and Fast Engineering

Nobody wants to "waste" time cooking these days and so we have McDonalds, KFC etc. etc. Surprisingly engineering students don't want the hard work these days and so we have some individuals and organizations (surprising aint it) that will give you fast access to whatever you want for your engineering degree. I am sure that a final year electronics project can soon be ordered as a Number 3 with Fries and Coke on the side (Fries and coke will keep you busy while the project is being cooked). A Computer Science project could be Number 2. No disrespect to Electronics ... you could be assigned number 2 ... just take it.

We would be eventually creating a pool of engineering resources that would definitely be good at one thing if not anything else - Sourcing. Well thats a lot of work by itself. Finding the right person who can do your project for you, negotiating the price and the timeline, following up to see if the work is on track and finally getting the deliverable and releasing the payment. Lot of work.

Kids are learning quickly .. not necessarily the right things, but hey at least they are learning. Their parents are spending a lot of money for their "Engineering" education. So what who wants to be a techie anymore .. management is in and hey you wont even need a management degree once you go through this entire process of "getting your project done". Two birds in a shot. Way to go.

Welcome the amazing engineers that we are and will be getting. They are not just engineers, they are adept at management too.