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#1 vetneufuse

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 17:59

I was just reading this article...

http://www.nbcnews.c...italy-6C9644965

and of course this stands out

"The Italian mindset is that being a pizza-maker is humiliating. It is a manual labor job,” Alessandro Rossi, owner of a pizzeria in Rome, told The Telegraph newspaper."

I know people say Americans are lazy, but seriously Italians whining about pizza making being "manual labor"?

then to say "Immigrants cook much of the pizza in the America’s pizza restaurants, and they're not usually Italians, Caporuscio said."

where do they get that information from? considering most pizza is made by college aged kids that are mostly American in the top 3 pizza making companies (pizza hut, dominos, papa johns)

Anyone here from the region that can explain this?! I just don't get what's so bad about the job or why the whining about it


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:06

Well. I get all my pizza at Little Ceasers, or Desorino. Guy at LC that always makes my pizza is Mexican, in fact no one that works there is any other race. But I don't care. He does his job, makes my pizza correctly and is always on time.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:10

All manual labor these days is looked down upon. Everyone wants to belong to the yuppie class or manageratti.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:10

My first job was working at a pizza place. It only a beginner job as it pays crap even for delivery.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:16

Restaurant job != Manual labor, in my book. These people need to quit complaining.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:23

Restaurant job != Manual labor, in my book. These people need to quit complaining.


I have to agree. It's not even close.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:24

I bet the "Crappiest" pizza in Rome is still better than some of the best Pizza in the USA

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:27

I was just reading this article...

http://www.nbcnews.c...italy-6C9644965

and of course this stands out

"The Italian mindset is that being a pizza-maker is humiliating. It is a manual labor job,” Alessandro Rossi, owner of a pizzeria in Rome, told The Telegraph newspaper."

I know people say Americans are lazy, but seriously Italians whining about pizza making being "manual labor"?

then to say "Immigrants cook much of the pizza in the America’s pizza restaurants, and they're not usually Italians, Caporuscio said."

where do they get that information from? considering most pizza is made by college aged kids that are mostly American in the top 3 pizza making companies (pizza hut, dominos, papa johns)

Anyone here from the region that can explain this?! I just don't get what's so bad about the job or why the whining about it


Pizza isn't as popular in Italy as it is in the US, but honestly even in the US it's a pretty lousy job most of the time, unless it's a local pizza joint.

I bet the "Crappiest" pizza in Rome is still better than some of the best Pizza in the USA


Depending on how you like your pizza, Italian pizza is either terrible or "ok" at best.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:28

I bet the "Crappiest" pizza in Rome is still better than some of the best Pizza in the USA


I have to wholeheartedly disagree. Pizza may have been "invented" in Naples (Italy), but there are places in the US (NYC, especially) that have perfected it. Granted, pizza franchises in the US (like Pizza Hut, Dominos, and Papa Johns) make incredibly terrible pizza. But I'm talking about small, mom-and-pop places. Those are the places that make truly amazing pizza.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:29

Pfft. My jobs in order: Paper route. Food bagging at a pet store. Grocery store basket retriever. Pool cleaning/monitor. Landscaper (and I was the "sander" in the Winter, stood in the back of a truck shoveling sand onto the road as my boss slowly drove. LOL)... this was before I landed my main job that lead to my CS career...

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:34

I bet the "Crappiest" pizza in Rome is still better than some of the best Pizza in the USA


Different types of pizza though, but I do agree to some extent. I've had amazing pizza's in both countries, but they're entirely different. If I had to pick it'd be the Italians, but it's all down to personal preference. Funnily enough the best pizza I had in Rome was in an Irish bar, but I cannot tell you the nationality of the chef. There was a few Irish bar maids and a few Italian if that's any consolation.

I think it can be considered skilled "manual labour" to an extent if you're a pizzaiolo, but unless you're making a real profession out of it, it's still "manual labour".

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:46

Depending on how you like your pizza, Italian pizza is either terrible or "ok" at best.


Not true. I've been to Italy numerous times and the pizza there is great.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:54

Not true. I've been to Italy numerous times and the pizza there is great.


Don't you put Mayo on your French Fries in UK, too? :p

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 19:01

Don't you put Mayo on your French Fries in UK, too? :p


Mayo goes with everything! :laugh:

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 19:03

Don't you put Mayo on your French Fries in UK, too? :p


i think you mean on our chips :rofl: