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Anyone out there ever been a Restaurant Manager and switched careers with the experience they already had?

I'm looking for find some other kind of job using the training and experience I already have gained as a salaried restaurant manager. Any advice from anyone, particularly those who may have already been in my shoes, would be great. Maybe something that's not 50+ hrs a week, with some weekends off? Any advice would be great, but please don't respond with something simple like "Eh, everyone doesn't like there job now and then" or something like that. I'm looking for real help, desperately. Thank you for your time if you answer!

Asked By: Brad M - 1/22/2008
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the skills you develop in restaurant management transfer extremely well to all industries. the ability to lead, delegate, follow-up, provide customer service, budget, deal with HR issues, hire, terminate, train, schedule, control inventory, interact with corporate management and inexperienced employees are traits that... More
Answered By: michr - 1/22/2008
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they are mostly the same...50-55 hrs a week...same approx pay....same labor etc... if you don't like it, move on, imo
Answered By: nickelrustler - 1/22/2008
 
Yes, I became a grave digger.
Answered By: Frank R - 1/22/2008
 
I think if you have Management experience you know how to manage. So maybe try out retail, or I just got into a Home Improvement store:)
Answered By: Bret N - 1/22/2008
 
I am a restaurant manager and all the older managers tell me, "get out while you are young". I am also going to school. I am going into human resources and lots of the skills transfer.
Answered By: Donnao - 1/22/2008
 
Hi I was in your shoes 10 years ago. I was managing a restaurant when I decided I had had enough. I searched for a carrer for an easy transition and found at that time. 10 years ago, that banks like hiring, X-restaurant managers. They know of the dedication that restaurant managers have and that they are willing to... More
Answered By: jdm - 1/22/2008
 
Hi... More
Answered By: doraima29 - 1/22/2008
 
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