A typical day for me at Jamie Olivers was starting at 10am, I would open the bar and carry the deliveries upstairs. Through the week I would be alone behind the bar, working the lunch rush and the pre theatre rush on my own with the occasional help from managers/supervisors if it got out of hand. I would then continue to work through to the evening and close down the bar alone, which was a lengthy process and leave around 11:50pm/12am most nights. The management team changed numerous times whilst I worked there, generally they knew what they were doing. The hardest part of the job was the long hours on foot, and the up keep of the bar through the week when working totally alone. Bar Friday/Sat/Sun when two people would be behind the bar. The most enjoyable part of the job was having occasional visits from Gennaro, Jamie's working partner.
Long hours, not enough team members.