Comments: 192 • Responses: 39 • Date: 2015-09-12 08:59:29 UTCsource
Ravie2788 karma2015-09-12 12:37:42 UTC
Why would you create an AMA three hours ago and not answer any questions?
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PM-ME-YOUR7 karma2015-09-12 13:47:48 UTC
My guess is that he was redditing while filleting fish , didn't pay attention to the filleting part and cut his hand . That would be the only logical explanation .
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:34:39 UTC
i have a slash proof glove!
DatAssociate4 karma2015-09-12 13:44:03 UTC
TIL it takes 5 hours to filet a fish
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:35:25 UTC
8 hours of it non stop takes 2 mins per fish on average
SaturdayBaconThief2 karma2015-09-12 13:22:07 UTC
A better question is why this person would create an AMA? First a janitor and now the fish guy from the supermarket?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 19:03:42 UTC
i come across the janitor AMA on facebook and thought you know what ill do that
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:14:55 UTC
sorry mate first time on reddit wasnt sure how it worked plus i ended up going to Blundell Park to see Grimsby Town
Qlinkenstein0 karma2015-09-12 14:16:22 UTC
He's a cunt!
LawlessGy2 karma2015-09-13 12:35:57 UTC
i am cunt ill give you that one
xLobotomizer20 karma2015-09-12 12:57:30 UTC
Have you ever had sex with a fish?
blaziken242 karma2015-09-12 13:59:32 UTC
Do you like fish sticks?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:37:36 UTC
no i dont like fish full stop never had it once
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:12:01 UTC
Ginkgopsida14 karma2015-09-12 12:34:18 UTC
Do you find parasites in the fish?
DrJawn18 karma2015-09-12 13:24:45 UTC
Fish Monger here, yes. You find parasites in tuna, cod, drum fish, and a lot of other species. They're all edible once the fish is cooked, you've eaten them before.
Ginkgopsida10 karma2015-09-12 13:38:05 UTC
babybabybabybaby15 karma2015-09-12 13:51:51 UTC
Sometimes the move around on the table when you prod them out with your knife. ;)
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 19:04:31 UTC
then you should cook the fish properly
RubberDong1 karma2015-09-12 15:24:27 UTC
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 19:05:49 UTC
salmon can get louse
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:16:12 UTC
in cod yes but its normal cod are bottom feeders once cooked they are harmless
Weedinator3 karma2015-09-12 11:10:10 UTC
We have a thing called standard operating procedure for everything in Australia, except filleting a fish. Do you guys have a manual you follow ?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:38:44 UTC
yes we do
rastel2 karma2015-09-12 11:43:25 UTC
What is the hardest fish to filet?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:45:25 UTC
salmon is suppose to be really hard to do
ottoman_jerk2 karma2015-09-12 11:54:07 UTC
what is your pay like? Compare to rent for reference please.
DrJawn2 karma2015-09-12 13:42:56 UTC
Supermarket guys in the US don't make much, the meat cutter have a union and mongers don't. So smart guys who are good with knives gravitate towards meat usually. I work in wholesale seafood and that pays very well if you know your stuff.
ottoman_jerk1 karma2015-09-12 22:44:54 UTC
I see, you work in US or UK like OP?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 13:00:53 UTC
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:22:31 UTC
i earn 4 times what my rent is but im paid by the hour. Piece work filleters can earn 3 times my wage if there skilled and fast
ottoman_jerk1 karma2015-09-14 11:57:20 UTC
not bad. whats stopping you from doing piece work?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-15 10:58:53 UTC
only been doing it 9 months i am getting better and faster all the time so maybe in the next year i will
sync0pate2 karma2015-09-12 10:04:48 UTC
What's the atmosphere like after the recent announcements?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:49:09 UTC
i work in the factory which is new and doing incredibly well. its never nice to hear of people losing there jobs but if the stores are not viable
nowihaveaname1 karma2015-09-12 10:28:08 UTC
Ouch. Maybe instead of firing 900 people, the guys at the top that fucked things up in the first place should take a little pay cut?
LawlessGy2 karma2015-09-13 12:50:42 UTC
well david potts did cut down the staff working at the stores HQ and set about hiring 5000 more staff for the shop floors so its not all doom and gloom i suppose
featured_spectre2 karma2015-09-12 09:33:11 UTC
What's the hardest fish to filet kn your opinion?
babybabybabybaby19 karma2015-09-12 10:55:41 UTC
Other guy who worked in a fish factory in Iceland. Most fish were simply cutting around bone, easy enough. Salmon and cod were the hardest. Salmon, because you had to pry out each individual bone with pliers (and they were tough). Cod, because after filleting you had to individually remove nematodes with the end of your knife.
P.S. fun fact, the cutting floor NEVER smelled fishy, we had thousands of pounds of fish but the place was cleaned after each day, though my clothes smelled like the ocean after a day of no wash.
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:40:48 UTC
i find cod really easy to do haddock can be hit and miss for depending on size and how firm the fish is once it gets to the factory floor
TheBigFrog1 karma2015-09-12 12:59:48 UTC
I worked in Western Australia as a fishmonger and the shop was cleaned everyday but still smelled fishy, and my clothes in summer would smell the worst! Especially when you catch the bus home and you would smell like sweat AND fish, people would get in the bus then their face would screw up and get off again. no one would sit next to me hahaha
babybabybabybaby11 karma2015-09-12 13:30:41 UTC
Must have been how cold it was outside! But it never had a bad smell, a little ocean-y but never bad.
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 19:10:26 UTC
when i was young i worked in a factory that only processed frozen fish and i cant ever recall going home stinking of fish
FuzzieTheFuz1 karma2015-09-12 13:24:04 UTC
High five fellow fish working fellow icelander! Hate cutting European Hake B2 size, sometimes they are of so low quality that they are almost falling apart.
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:43:43 UTC
at the moment we only do cod & haddock but in the near future we will be doing other species like hake. yeah i know what you mean on the quality sometimes the haddock we get is too soft to fillet to a standard im happy with
Walzl2 karma2015-09-12 13:57:14 UTC
What she order?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:56:20 UTC
far too much
imaeverydayjunglist2 karma2015-09-12 12:21:11 UTC
Do filleters often forget to remove the bone at the head of the fillet behind the gills? I find that from Waitrose to Tesco I often have to remove that myself.
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:19:21 UTC
only a lazy one! thats the whole point of the job removing the bones and obtaining as much meat as possible
mindscud2 karma2015-09-12 11:45:57 UTC
How do you skin both sides of a sole? So bloody thin these things...
LawlessGy2 karma2015-09-13 12:23:13 UTC
never done a sole but i heard its a lot easier then you imagine
wayneknightssister2 karma2015-09-12 12:32:03 UTC
How often do you just end up snacking on raw fish bits? What is your favorite way to prepare fish at home?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:17:25 UTC
i never snack on fish bits i dont eat fish. some do snack on the smoked fish i hear that it is nice
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:55:39 UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0vk6gz0edE this is our factory
usexpatlurker1 karma2015-09-12 12:28:27 UTC
Know I'm late to the game here, but I REALLY like Morrison's fish counter and really like the guys like you who do a great job. What's the secret to great poached fish? I generally end up kind of boiling it and it never absorbs the flavour of the herbs, wine, whatever I put in....
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:18:40 UTC
Sorry i should of said i work in the factory not the store. i dont eat fish so would have no idea how to cook it
green-chartreuse1 karma2015-09-12 12:40:38 UTC
Last time someone in the supermarket filleted a fish for me he practically minced it. I took it away and paid anyway because I'm British. What is the etiquette in this situation?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:13:54 UTC
i work in the factory and not the shop but if i was you i would asked for a different one.
dishpan1 karma2015-09-12 13:01:45 UTC
Do you like your job? Good benefits?
LawlessGy2 karma2015-09-13 12:11:38 UTC
yes i enjoy it as for benefits i do recieve discount at morrisons stores and can get a full english and a coffee for £1.30 every day
mobileagent1 karma2015-09-12 13:13:19 UTC
Do you have to wear a trilby?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:10:17 UTC
I had to google what a trilby is no i dont. we do wear hair nets and a hard hat though
Cat_astrophe71 karma2015-09-12 13:14:26 UTC
What's the most annoying fish to work with?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:08:53 UTC
A frozen Cod!
LateralThinkerer1 karma2015-09-12 13:34:50 UTC
I read this as "IamA Fish Filter"
Anyway, how much seafood fraud/misbranding goes on?
babybabybabybaby12 karma2015-09-12 13:46:02 UTC
There's a lot of illegal stuff in fish markets, often times fish labeled cod is definitely not cod. But the good restaurants/grocery stores/etc. Will know what to look for and who to buy from, which is why the good ones make the most money, they sell good fish!
VulcansGM1 karma2015-09-12 14:13:53 UTC
Right. And be smart. You're not getting Red Snapper at $6.99/lb. If it is too good to be true, it is.
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:51:42 UTC
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:08:31 UTC
Hahaha good question mistakes do happen. as i only fillet in a factory environment i dont get to see it packaged and labelled
RealKenny1 karma2015-09-12 12:56:20 UTC
What's the best way to get the taste out of your mouth afterwards?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:12:47 UTC
no idea i dont eat fish i am from Grimsby and have never had fish n chips
mrrooftops1 karma2015-09-12 13:41:18 UTC
Worms in fish meat. How prevailant are they?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:05:47 UTC
In Cod they are very prevailant but they are bottom feeders so it is expected. Other Fish its rare to find worms
Lextauph121 karma2015-09-12 13:49:02 UTC
Is it fun work? I love fish fishing and harvesting my own meats, and think it would be interesting all of the fish you see. Does it pay well? Is it boring and monotonous?
LawlessGy2 karma2015-09-13 12:04:03 UTC
i work in the factory not the supermarket and i can honestly say it is a right laugh. as for the pay if your good you can earn £800 pw i get paid hourly and its not bad i take home £350 + pw
babybabybabybaby11 karma2015-09-12 13:58:51 UTC
Where I worked we would do hundreds of fish a day. It's like working on an assembly line.
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:53:32 UTC
TheFriendlyFinn1 karma2015-09-12 13:51:57 UTC
What precautions do you do to minimize parasites ending up in products that are being sold?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:01:53 UTC
There is only so much i can do if i see a worm i do remove them. there is not alot you can do with cod being a bottom feeder
theHangedGod1 karma2015-09-12 13:52:19 UTC
I've met a few guys behind meat counters and they all seem to be really friendly and a bit crazy.
What's the craziest thing you've ever done or seen on the job?
LawlessGy1 karma2015-09-13 12:25:21 UTC
we tricked our supervisor into thinking a workmate was having a heart attack it was quite funny watching him panic and seeing his face after he realised it was a wind up
Spaceninjawithlasers-13 karma2015-09-12 12:00:24 UTC
How many Bears, can Bear Grills, grill, if Bear Grills could grill bears?
LawlessGy2 karma2015-09-13 12:19:52 UTC
5 or 6
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