Pros: friendly team most of the time, a boss we could talk to whenever something was wrong
Cons: no break after 9 hours
A typical day at work would start with opening up the restaurant and bar by myself whilst running shift and setting up the tills and cash machine.
About 11 I would get my first team member in to help and then we would set up for the rest of the day.
It was a fairly relaxed environment but when things needed to be done they got done. No excuse for missing – more... a deadline or having a head office complaint.
I learnt a lot with this company, they progressed me from a waitress up to assistant manager whilst I was at university and the experience has been invaluable.
The hardest part of my job was dealing with interpersonnel discipline as many of our staff were young girls, so bickering occured all the time. Trying to keep everyone happy was sometimes quite hard.
The most enjoyable part was seeing people leave with a smile on their face, saying it was the best restaurant they have been to in a while. That made me particularly proud especially when I'm the manager running shift. – less