I recently started a new job, and with recently I mean 3 months ago. One month of that was training, and then I was initiated as a Floor Manager at quite a busy branch of a well-known restaurant chain.
The restaurant business is nothing new to me, I worked for five years at a Restaurant & Hotel before deciding to spread my wings into the dark abyss of ‘corporate hospitality’.
Every second is new and exciting and fun, but getting to work with a management team has exposed me to so many new aspects of personalities.
With four very different people working towards the same goal, you will have so many headbutting and gossiping, that is expected. What I didn’t expect was to be the one person they would all try to support… They all continuously tell me about what bright future I have with the company, wanting me to do more, be better, go forward. Maybe it is because I am the newest member of the team and they are actually just coddling me, but, and this thought scares me so much, maybe it is because I can really do it.
It scares the shit out of me to think I might one day be a GM of a restaurant, take full responsibility for a staff of 80 and more! I some days struggle to take full responsibility for me!
But, I also really like it. I enjoy the challenges I face daily and growing up daily. Learning to deal with such different personalities, learning how to better work with people, learning that your job can be both hard and fun at the same time.
My advice to myself daily is, just be present. Be who you are, stay true to yourself and do your very very best.