General Manager, Restaurant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

General Manager, Restaurant in Arlington:
"Stress tolerance/management."
Take it one day at a time.

General Manager, Restaurant in Jackson:
"That the labor market is bad."
Lead by example.

General Manager, Restaurant in California City:
"Te amo work."
Dedicación. Knolwdge. Hard work. Patience.

General Manager, Restaurant in Anchorage:
"Fluctuating work skills and work ethics."

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 San Francisco:
"Got to school to better yourself."
Must be sure you are up for the job. Very responsible.

General Manager, Restaurant in Binghamton:
This kind of job is ok for someone who has time to kill. It's not a profession where you can live on as a single parent. You will have to get another added job. And they don't look at you as a person with feelings. They don't care about you as a person.