Overworked, power tripping staff, unpaid labour
Bar Staff (Current Employee) – United Kingdom – 27 December 2017
Minimal/no training given. They expect you to know everything then get hostile when you don't. Puts pressure on coworkers and uncomfortable and unfair for customers.
No clear rules/policies. Get in trouble/disciplined for things others are doing and are unaware is not allowed.
Unpaid labour after shifts, pressured and expected to clock out at a certain time after a night shift even when understaffed and doing 2/3 peoples jobs so they don't have to keep paying you.
Either extremely understaffed or overstaffed and sent home early.
Some managers love the power trip and try and get you in trouble for absolutely everything. Patronising and unfair.
Breaks are not always given, even on 8+ hour shifts.
Rotas are unpredictable, no social life due to all over the place hours.
Not paid enough to deal with the violence, drunk harassment and disgusting cleaning tasks we're unqualified to do.
good first job, they hire anyone. but not forever.