What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
General Manager, Restaurant in Elko:
"Consumes your life."
This job consumes your life. No days off. If you work over your hours there is no compensation.
General Manager, Restaurant in New York:
Have passion and be patient. All things will fall in line through the experience you've learned.
General Manager, Restaurant in Ewa Beach:
"It's fun! The years went pretty fast."
If you love your "holidays", this is not the position for you.
General Manager, Restaurant in Provincetown:
"Only the owner makes money the manager gets all the headache."
Makes sure you have a severance package in place and negotiate your pay annually.
General Manager, Restaurant in Lawrence:
"Be The Example."
Restaurants are fast and sometimes harsh environments. The best way to get people to do what they should is to do it yourself as well. Hold them to your own standard. No one should demand something from someone they are incapable of doing themselves.