Gordon Ramsay tells his own children to 'f*** off and get a job'
If there's one many out there who tells it like it is (albeit in the most profane way possible) it's Gordon Ramsay.
The foul-mouthed British chef is well known for two things: his incredible talent, dedication and drive in the kitchen, and his expletive-laden tirades when faced with laziness and incompetence. Despite the fact that poor cooking and general sloppiness can often lead to him losing his cool in a big way, he's always remained pretty damn principled.
If you want an example of just how principled he can be, then just look at his stance on nepotism in his family. Ramsay has had four children so far with his partner Tana, and they're expecting a fifth sometime this year. However, despite his wealth and acclaim, Ramsay has always insisted that his progeny follow their own path and make their way independently.
In fact, in a recent interview with British tabloid The Daily Mail, he reiterated that he's not willing to spoil his kids and that they're going to have to go out and get jobs without a hand-out from him.
Ramsay stated: "It’s like not employing the kids. I don’t want the staff thinking: "F*ck it’s Ramsay’s kid, we can’t tell them off. You want to work in this business? You f*ck off to another chef, learn something different and come back with something new to improve the business."
He added: "I'm firm, I'm fair and I will give you everything I've got to get you to the very top. And that's it, no bullsh*t. I take a lot of flak for being straight and honest but I'm not worried about that f*cking snowflake generation."
However, that's not to say that Ramsay doesn't have a lot of time and respect for his family, or that he's hard-hearted. In the same interview, he opened up about how Tana's recent miscarriage had made him appreciate the family that little bit more. "It has brought us all so much closer," he stated. "You realise how lucky you are and you reflect on what you have, how fortunate you are with your remaining children and you remind yourself of what you’ve got. It’s made the family unit even tighter."
This isn't the first time Ramsay has revealed how much he values his kids being independent. He previously caught some flack for refusing to let his children fly first class with him, stating:
"They haven’t worked anywhere near hard enough to afford that ... I have got to keep it real with the kids, and also I think just getting kids at the age of five, six and seven, used to first class and those big seats, they do not need the space, they get entertainment on their iPads."