This job provides great flexibility and opportunities to promote through the company however, during quiet seasons, hours get cut below an appropriate level resulting in decent staff working ridiculous hour as well as the hours being very anti-social. Shifts are usually 8+ hours between 6am and at times 2 or 3 am in the morning.
BAR AND FLOOR STAFF (Former Employee) – Oakham, Rutland – 18 January 2018
Between the time i worked in this organisation I began to realise the people who had worked there for a while managed to slack off a lot more. I had never worked in a larger pub/restaurant before and got left on my own to figure things out by myself, even when one of the other employees was meant to be showing me how to do things.
there were some customers that were incredibly rude, so if you don't have think skin be careful. there were some issues that needed to be addressed, as when i started i had booked off the time for my holiday, this was approved however when i returned i was not put on the rota for the week there fore didn't get the hours per week i was contracted. this was at the point i quit.
the average day is busy weekends more than weekdays and the Saturday night shift is horrendous especially when there only 3 members of staff
the most enjoyable part is when the customers say thank you. i did learn how to pour pints properly and how to make up cocktails which is a good skill to have if you are applying for the bar jobs.