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I worked for this company for many years only changed pub once to start management training (which did not happen for another two years after) once I complete my silver my money did not go up much at all, and with having to provide your own uniform, use your own fuel for bank runs and often end up locking up on your own, it was not very fair the wages especially as no tips are given to management, and we all know that’s how this industry staff survive This pub had a few managers when I was there, which was very unsettling on the staff and customers. We often did not know what was going on The reason I left was no support from area manager for issues with general manager.
Assistant kitchen manager is very rude and unhygienic. Not many people stay there as kitchen assistant as they just leave you to do it all by yourself and then moan when you’ve worked 10 mins over your scheduled time. Very hard work and very stressful atmosphere. Moody management and can be very rude.
Each individual pub/restaurant has its own quirks. The team can be great, but if the manager isn't proactive, the place will not be good to work in. Some managers avoid confrontation which makes working with slackers really tough. Head Office and the area managers don't seem to offer much support, they wander in and have lunch/dinner, but don't often engage with the staff, other than manager / asst manager. As a bar job / waiter job it's alright and the customers are usually good fun.
The two main management within behave disgustingly towards staff that they do not favourite. Can end up getting blanked by your own manager for a whole day whilst she sits and praises the others for work you did. Work all the overtime in the world, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, no respect for it, no respect for covering shifts etc. Only thing that kept me going was my fellow team members as they all were so lovely don’t work gere
Unfortunately the management was unfair and did not treat me as a 17 year old who they knew had other things going on, they even acted shocked when i asked for Christmas day off. I was not allowed breaks as it was so busy, and even if i went on a break regardless, they would not help me when there was stacks of plates to wash on my own. Hours would vary, but i would normally work standing up flat out from 6 to midnight.
Long hours and bad management
Started working whilst the pub was fairly new, GM quit after about a month, stressful work and unfair managers, very bias towards certain ‘team’ members, long shifts, working till close (12-1am) to be rota’d on at 10 the next morning, they exhaust you and you don’t even get a thank you
Long hours, untrusting managers, lack of breaks