Asked on 18 May 2020
I've always had a passion for baking. When I still had my full-time job, I would bake during the weekends and make a small source of extra income. I resigned 6 months ago so that I could pursue my passion and learn from actual patisserie chefs even though that meant taking a big pay cut. I didn't regret my choice then but I might be now. Market is bad and the pay is low. Thought passion is enough to tide through tough times but having low income is hard. Should I have not resigned?
Hey there, I understand what you mean.
I actually want a side baking hustle too. Recipes all on Youtube. I like Jaime Oliver and Cupcake Jemma very much. There are cost/time-efficient ways to learn some skills, in fact I think it will work better in this COVID situation because baking requires a lot of problem solving actually. The COVID situation has taught us that any business is possible as long as you digitalize it and go online. Once you've built a killer recipe, go online and start selling. Bakeries running out of vanilla essence though.All the best!
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I can see your passion in baking. To be honest, no one can predict the covid situation to have such a huge impact on our Singapore economy. I personally did not expect that so many people would be out of jobs. While we never know what will happen in the future, the best investment you can make now is to invest in yourself. Who knows your baking skills might be valuable once the economy opens up? Wish you all the best!
No one could have predicted the coronavirus. You were passionate, you devoted time during the weekends, you even got paid for your baking. You made the best decision you could last year. So, don't beat yourself up over this unknown.
Are you improving your baking skills? I know it's hard, given that we don't know if this coronavirus will ever really end, but hey, humans are adaptable. so you will adapt to the new normal and find your way. When you get awesome at baking, people will come knocking on your door. I sincerely believe that.