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RESTAURANT GM, IN-DEPTH: Rewarding Work But You Can't Be Everyone's Friend

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Bobby, the General Manager of a restaurant in Michigan, describes what he loves most about his job, its challenges, how hard it is to get a job in his field, and work-life balance. It's not difficult to get a job in his field, but it is more difficult to get a GOOD job.

Job Title: Restaurant General Manager

Job Summary: Food Service Managers

Job Description

Food service managers are responsible for the daily operations of restaurants and other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages to customers. Managers ensure that customers are satisfied with their dining experience.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by th National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$30,000 - $80,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-10 to 0 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Military, Remote, Physically demanding, Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Leadership ability, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Strength/stamina

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='0'>I</span> <span m='260'>think</span> <span m='520'>the</span> <span m='1030'>hardest</span> <span m='1360'>part</span> <span m='1580'>about</span> <span m='1880'>my</span> <span m='2170'>job</span> <span m='2460'>is</span> <span m='2690'>honestly</span> <span m='2970'>not</span> <span m='3110'>being</span> <span m='3420'>everyone's</span> <span m='3830'>friend,</span> <span m='4620'>especially</span> <span m='4980'>when</span> <span m='5050'>you</span> <span m='5140'>start</span> <span m='5410'>at a</span> <span m='5550'>level</span> <span m='5800'>that</span> <span m='6150'>they</span> <span m='6600'>were</span> <span m='6750'>at and</span> <span m='7100'>work</span> <span m='7270'>your</span> <span m='7370'>way</span> <span m='7530'>up.</span> <span m='8000'>The</span> <span m='8400'>most</span> <span m='8620'>rewarding</span> <span m='9070'>part</span> <span m='9310'>though</span> <span m='9690'>is</span> <span m='10110'>knowing</span> <span m='10300'>that</span> <span m='10340'>you're</span> <span m='10480'>taking</span> <span m='10720'>care</span> <span m='10940'>of</span> <span m='11000'>these</span> <span m='11190'>people,</span> <span m='11610'>and</span> <span m='11820'>that you're</span> <span m='12040'>also</span> <span m='12270'>taking</span> <span m='12520'>care</span> <span m='12660'>of</span> <span m='12740'>the</span> <span m='12760'>guests.</span> <span m='13813'>It's</span> <span m='14156'>super</span> <span m='14500'>rewarding.</span> <span m='16214'>People</span> <span m='16686'>aren't</span> <span m='17158'>going to stop</span> <span m='17630'>eating,</span> <span m='18102'>so</span> <span m='19520'>it's</span> <span m='19860'>pretty</span> <span m='20210'>rewarding</span> <span m='20460'>in</span> <span m='20530'>that</span> <span m='20690'>aspect.</span> </p><p><span m='21490'>Is</span> <span m='21620'>it</span> <span m='21690'>hard</span> <span m='21840'>to</span> <span m='22080'>get</span> <span m='22230'>a</span> <span m='22280'>job</span> <span m='22610'>in my</span> <span m='22690'>field?</span> <span m='23040'>No,</span> <span m='23370'>it's</span> <span m='23570'>extremely</span> <span m='24010'>easy</span> <span m='24250'>to</span> <span m='24330'>get</span> <span m='24450'>a</span> <span m='24500'>job</span> <span m='24730'>in</span> <span m='24780'>my field.</span> <span m='25000'>The</span> <span m='25310'>problem</span> <span m='25620'>is,</span> <span m='26170'>do</span> <span m='26340'>you</span> <span m='26500'>want</span> <span m='26760'>to</span> <span m='27605'>not</span> <span m='27980'>be</span> <span m='28200'>paid</span> <span m='28540'>the</span> <span m='28630'>best?</span> <span m='29000'>Do you</span> <span m='29150'>want</span> <span m='29400'>to</span> <span m='29780'>not</span> <span m='31900'>get</span> <span m='32060'>the</span> <span m='32140'>best</span> <span m='32509'>restaurant</span> <span m='33010'>to</span> <span m='33110'>work</span> <span m='33350'>at?</span> <span m='34310'>All</span> <span m='34480'>those</span> <span m='34660'>different</span> <span m='34940'>things</span> <span m='35350'>apply.</span> <span m='35650'>Or do</span> <span m='35950'>just</span> <span m='36100'>want</span> <span m='36310'>to job</span> <span m='36580'>hop?</span> </p><p><span m='36840'>And</span> <span m='37700'>a</span> <span m='37810'>lot</span> <span m='38060'>of</span> <span m='38120'>people</span> <span m='38320'>in</span> <span m='38370'>the</span> <span m='38460'>field,</span> <span m='38780'>unfortunately</span> <span m='39500'>because</span> <span m='39820'>it's such late</span> <span m='40300'>hours,</span> <span m='40810'>turn</span> <span m='41075'>to</span> <span m='41340'>alcohol,</span> <span m='41605'>turn to</span> <span m='41870'>drugs,</span> <span m='42300'>things</span> <span m='42540'>like</span> <span m='42730'>that.</span> <span m='43420'>It</span> <span m='43710'>can</span> <span m='43960'>get</span> <span m='44050'>really</span> <span m='44230'>difficult</span> <span m='44660'>on</span> <span m='44750'>a</span> <span m='44800'>person.</span> <span m='45350'>So</span> <span m='46490'>no,</span> <span m='46820'>it's</span> <span m='47100'>not</span> <span m='47360'>hard</span> <span m='47640'>to</span> <span m='47690'>get</span> <span m='47860'>it.</span> <span m='48080'>But</span> <span m='48200'>if</span> <span m='48290'>you</span> <span m='48400'>want</span> <span m='48530'>a</span> <span m='48580'>good</span> <span m='48830'>one,</span> <span m='49040'>then</span> <span m='49160'>it</span> <span m='49280'>is</span> <span m='49450'>hard.</span> </p><p><span m='49940'>And</span> <span m='50160'>my</span> <span m='50290'>work/life</span> <span m='50680'>balance</span> <span m='51190'>now,</span> <span m='51560'>compared</span> <span m='51850'>to</span> <span m='51920'>how</span> <span m='52040'>it</span> <span m='52170'>used</span> <span m='52350'>to</span> <span m='52410'>be</span> <span m='52980'>when</span> <span m='53190'>I</span> <span m='53250'>waited</span> <span m='53530'>tables</span> <span m='53940'>and</span> <span m='54040'>made</span> <span m='54240'>a</span> <span m='54360'>lot</span> <span m='54630'>of</span> <span m='54740'>money,</span> <span m='55990'>a</span> <span m='56040'>very</span> <span m='56240'>lot of</span> <span m='56310'>money,</span> <span m='57310'>I</span> <span m='57420'>was</span> <span m='57560'>working</span> <span m='57870'>12-14</span> <span m='58120'>hours</span> <span m='58400'>a</span> <span m='58710'>day.</span> <span m='59220'>But</span> <span m='59570'>now</span> <span m='59860'>I</span> <span m='59950'>get</span> <span m='60100'>to</span> <span m='60180'>manage--</span> <span m='60450'>make</span> <span m='60720'>about half</span> <span m='61214'>that</span> <span m='61708'>amount.</span> <span m='62202'>But</span> <span m='62696'>it's not</span> <span m='63190'>half</span> <span 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