Monday, May 30, 2011

Back to School

Well the countdown has begun...  it is really all that I have been able to think of for the past week or so, but didn't want to talk about it too much because well, read on.  On Sunday June 5 I hop on a plane and head out.  Now the question I am sure you are asking is where... will I be taking my family on a much deserved tropical adventure?  A high power seminar to aid in my financial growth? No not me I am heading off to school again...

The company I work for has decided that if we put a certain sandwich store in our cafe our sales will increase by 27% (yes that is the number that they gave us).  So next Sunday I hop on a plane and take a round about route to Milford,Connecticut... International headquarters for Subway.  Yes boys and girls a chef with 25 years of experience under his belt is required to spend 2 weeks away from home to learn how to make some sandwiches.  The intensive course includes 37 hours of "in store training" along with 44 hours of classroom experience. 

Add to that, when I was getting all of the registration information together I found out that I also need to take 20... yes twenty on-line classes before I am allowed to attend "Subway University".  So far I am about 14 classes in, most have gone well you can read one of the actual study questions below

Though most of the classes are pretty basic, I have to admit that I had to take the "How to Clean the Restrooms" module more than once before getting a passing grade. 

I  did make sure that my boss paid for the hotel suite with a kitchen so I am thinking that I can work from school for a few posts but I am not sure.  I hear that the seafood is pretty good so we will see what I can come up with.  If any of you know where to get good seafood in Milford Connecticut please pass the info to me soon .


  1. Oh Bryan...I hope that you will be able to enjoy this learning experience :-) I tend to get negative, so I'm sending you positive thoughts! Thanks for sharing, my friend!

  2. Thanks! I am struggling to stay positive with this one. I just keep saying "at least they want me to hold the franchise, they must want to keep mea around."

  3. As a certain blue fish in Finding Nemo says, "Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming." I hope it all turns out for the best, though I can completely understand where you would be frustrated.

    Maybe you'll teach Subway a thing or two!

  4. OMG!!!!
    I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this....process.
    You are a good man for putting up with that Bryan. I don't think some of the kids here have taken the subway schooling route because it's not pretty in the subway store down the road.

    I'm thinking of you