Be prepared to work long hours when you take on a management position. 54 hours is normal contract but in reality you normally work a long the lines of around 60-70 sometimes with no day off, as you have to cut waiters and waitresses in order to bring labour which means when you work it out you end up on minimum wage or less also. sometimes management can contradict themselves, e.g senior management ask about a complaint that has come through, when you say you were short staff they ask why until you give them the answer that it was them that asked you to cut staff in the first place but they don't want to hear that. No social life as you have to work all weekends, and you never get away from the place as managers are constantly calling you for information even on your days off. Best part is perhaps being a waiter/ waitress as you earn tips, training is very thorough for both management and staff though you can get thrown in the deep end sometimes. Free staff meals when you work a certain number of hours, benefits such as discount of certain retail stores and holidays, days out etc. They also get involved in raising money for charities too.
Good training programme, free meals for on duty staff, tips
long hours, no social life