What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
General Manager, Restaurant in Studio City:
Know who you are and what you are worth. Work for someone who appreciates you and will bend over backwards for you as you do for them.
General Manager, Restaurant in Indianapolis:
"Consistency Is Key."
Systems are the key to success. Remember most of the time things are never as good as you think they are, but at the same time they usually are never as bad either!
General Manager, Restaurant in Atlanta:
"Always Do the Very Best Everyday."
Sometimes, in the real world it does take time to find the right place to work. There is something out there for everyone. It took me over 20 years to find my place and niche - I call it my second home and I find it extremely rewarding. I learned something from everywhere I worked and I took what a learned to the next place. This transfer of information and skills lead me to be the best employee in each position; it also create a situation that each place I worked wanted me to stay and keep my job with them.
General Manager, Restaurant in Oakland:
"Be Assertive And Learn As Much As Possible!"
Ask questions, work hard and be assertive with your position. Resolve problems, create paths and help your workplace grow with innovative ideas.