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What this job is about

While it might seem like something from a nursery rhyme (along with the baker and the candlestick maker), becoming a butcher isn't child's play. It requires plenty of physicality, along with the ability to retain knowledge about meat, cuts, preservation and working with sometimes-fickle customers.As a butcher, you'll have the opportunity to provide your customers with the best cuts of meat, from juicy steaks to fresh chicken. And, since you're kind of the expert on meat, you'll get to give plenty of advice on cooking methods and recipes – great for someone who has solid customer service skills and is creative in the kitchen.

Work Styles

What it Takes

Equipment Selection

Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Management of Material Resources

Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

Equipment Maintenance

Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

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