Manager/Assistant Manager

by Nicolas
(North London)

I first started to work from the age of 13 in my aunt's cafe, at the same time was studying at school for my GCSE. I learned to follow orders and keep the business flowing, then left school and passed a course in B-TEC National(Business Studies)after that I moved on to a City and Guilds course in electronics,which I left half way through because I was not enjoying it, to a full time job in another aunt's restaurant,(fish and chip shop)also did fresh fish too, I learned a lot again to follow orders and maintained a good level of order and customer service,at the same time took a second job at my god-father's banquet hall in the evenings,which i was a bar assistant manager and cleaner.

I maintained 2 jobs for 6 months and after that just left the fish and chip shop and stayed on at godfathers banquet hall, I then became a bar manager and the last 6 months I actually run the whole company due to the banquet manager being sacked,that was very rewarding,after that my god father sold the lease to new management and stayed on for 3months and they sacked me with no warning. After that i agreed to take a job offer from my uncle's company as a (patisserie pastry chef) which I mastered and passed a year's course in pastries. I was there for 4 years but was not happy with the salary.

I then decided to get my first ever job without family.(William Hill bookies)I worked my way from cashier to shop manager in one and half years. My first shop was in a rough area and had death threats, but after two weeks the people that threatened me,there mums was bringing me mutton soups,so basically worked them round after two weeks. I was there for a year and then got promoted to a higher level shop in a really nice area.

I managed there for two years and in my time as a shop manager (upgraded my shop to a grade 4 shop from a grade 2)and learned to do the banking, books, trained staff from cashier to assistant managers,customer service, and actually had a level of understanding them,also learned a vast amount of gambling,which was not so clever but least had a rapport with them, left after being depressed through being heavily over weight through a new dress code.

I then lost 9stones in weight, it took me about a year and half threw healthy eating and exercise, in the meantime i did some security work and learned to be a paint and decorator through a very close friend, did not pursue a future in those jobs but gained a lot of experience in them. I now in life, are 2stones overweight but so don't look it! I am very confused in what job to get into now that am 33years old and want a future I can maintain. Warm regards to the reader of this. Nicolas

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