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Accountant looking to be a Restaurant Manager, would you hire me?

I am an accountant, but I always wanted to be a restaurant manager. My family owns a restaurant and thinks that the business is too demanding, but they are a mom and pop shop, and cook all the food as well as manage, they hate it. I have worked for them a lot, growing up, but I can't use that on a resume. I know all of the ins and outs. I have a bachealors in management and accounting. I am an excellent mediator, I know I'd be great and this job and enjoy it. I need to be around people, accounting is so boring. Also, every job personality test I take points me in this direction. I have spent 7 years of my life as an accountant. I have to support myself, and I need to make at least a decent salary. How do I start? Would I have to be an assistant manager? Do assistant managers make any money? I need advice on a carreer switch. Also, should I even mention that my family owns a business to potential employers?

Asked By: Chris - 9/26/2007
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Sounds good. If there is a restaurant owner who wants to keep their hand in the business, but needs a manager or even a partner to steady the income side of the business, you have a good shot at a good successful future. Good luck.
Answered By: P. D. - 9/26/2007
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Based on your skills, I would definitely call you for an interview. if you are a decent person that can handle problems efficiently(and there will be problems in restaurant, lol), i would give you a shot.
Answered By: MickeyHCO - 9/26/2007
 
approach your family about the business they have maybe you could take it over buy it out etc sounds as if you want to be a entrepreneur.taking some culinary school would be helpful not that you can't cook but people like credentials good luck hope this helps
Answered By: randall g - 9/26/2007
 
Be prepared to work even longer lousier hrs for less pay than an Accountant makes - are you ready for 60-70 hr weeks, lots of nights and weekends?
Answered By: Dr. Deth - 9/26/2007
 
A big part of resaurant management is making sure the numbers balance! Restaurants are very unprofessional atmospheres. It is a lot different than the corporate world, even corporate restaurants. They are full of infidelity, drugs, and lots of gossip and drama. I would rather do retail management...
Answered By: CaseyMae - 9/26/2007
 
no idea in what country you are, but in South Africa the hospitality industry is not well paid at all. As an assistant manager it would be on minor pay, and I'm not even sure that without any hospitality qualification, that you would be accepted at this level. The further you get in your accounting career the more you... More
Answered By: wotalotihad - 9/28/2007
 
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