Career opportunities for recent grad?
I'm curious as to which has less stress, more fun, better pay, room for advancement, autonomy, quality of life;
Restaurant management with Brinker International (Chili's)
Asked By: MrPodpechan - 1/28/2008
Restaurant management is demanding
long hours, customers, short staffed, corporate, health department, employment issues, young inexperienced employees ALL VERY TRUE
meeting goals, excellent pay for general manager and multi-unit responsibility, developing youth into productive members of the workforce, satisfaction of outstanding quality, service and cleanliness, responsible for profit margin of a multimillion dollar business yearly, advancement opportunities and job skills that translate to any management position in any industry, paid training, set your own schedule, learn to delegate and follow-up............................................
sorry but there is no comparison unless you want to sit in a cubicle the rest of your life. you could spend 5-6 years in college and hope to get your CPA and own your own business.
you know if you enjoy the challenges, if you look at them as problems then you need to go be a bookkeeper somewhere. if you see them as challenges and opportunities
then you know what you should be doing. you can not be in restaurant management if you do not enjoy what you are doing.
EDIT: pay scales:
In May 2006, the median wage and salary earnings of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks were $30,560. The middle half of the occupation earned between $24,540 and $37,780. The top 10 percent of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks more than $46,020, and the bottom 10 percent earned less than $19,760.
accounts with a college degree:
According to a salary survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, bachelor’s degree candidates in accounting received starting offers averaging $46,718 a year in 2006; master’s degree candidates in accounting were offered $49,277 initially.
food service managers:
Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of food service managers were as follows:
Traveler accommodation $48,890
Special food services 48,710
Full-service restaurants 45,650
Elementary and secondary schools 39,650
Limited-service eating places 39,070
In addition to receiving typical benefits, most salaried food service managers are provided free meals and the opportunity for additional training, depending on their length of service.
Some food service managers, especially those in full-service restaurants, may earn bonuses depending on sales volume or revenue. Some food service bonuses equal or exceed yearly pay scales.
Answered By: michr - 1/28/2008