What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
General Manager, Restaurant in San Francisco:
"It's more than just a job it's a lifestyle."
Good luck having friends or a significant other that works a 9-5, you will never see them.
General Manager, Restaurant in Ormond Beach:
"First things first."
Be sure and get your compensation package upfront. Have a clear understanding on the amount of hours for pay. Take care of yourself first.
General Manager, Restaurant in Oakland:
"Running a business from top to bottom."
Walk in expecting everything to fall apart, then just be thankful when it doesn't. Strive for perfection, but more importantly, be at peace with the fact that it is impossible. Be confident but a good listener. Trust in yourself and your decisions. Know that you can't please everyone and stay focused on the greater good.
General Manager, Restaurant in Baltimore:
"Practice motivation skills."
Stay motivated keep high-energy levels so that team focuses on you as well as your positive engaging skills.
General Manager, Restaurant in Washington:
Have a vision of what level you want your restaurant to be operating on. Stay focused and never compromise your standard.