The management here is apalling.
My first few shifts were really enjoyable, perhaps due to the lovely colleague who was training me. However, once my short training was over I was left alone and had to figure it out for myself, and this can be tricky when there's a full restaurant on a Saturday night. The high up staff were so rude and unwelcoming, was very hard to build a rapport with them.
Also, they would change your shifts around and wouldn't inform you they had done so. Sometimes I would turn up to my shift and they would tell me I'm not working and asked me to come in tomorrow instead. To make it worse I had a 16 hour contract and they sometimes gave me 1, 6 hour shift a week..
On my final shift before I quit, I was covering a colleagues shift 10-10 on bank holiday Monday, it got to 5pm and I hadn't yet had a break, so I asked for one. Well, I got shouted at and told to wait. So I did, it then got to 8pm and I was feeling shaky and lightheaded so I finally got my manager to give me a break (after 10 straight hours of running around). As there was no space in the restaurant I had to eat my meal on the staff cloakroom floor. 5 minutes after I sat down my manager demanded that I had to leave my break and work through it. So I did, it got to 10pm and was told I had to stay. I didn't get out of the restaurant until just after 12pm. And to top it off, a table walked out and I had to pay £90.
The amount of stess is unreal, you're expected to bend over backwards and still have a smile on your face.
Tips and a free meals