Pros: great benefits, great management team
Cons: long hours and working holidays
I have really loved my time working with this company. It is the first full-time job I received going into adulthood, and it has taught me so much about the fundamentals of a job and even my own personal life. The corporation has many outstanding goals and ideals about taking the restaurant experience back to the basics of customer service, which I have learned to appreciate and uphold.
My favorite part of working for Ruby Tuesday would have to be the complexity of my position. When one thinks of a restaurant manager's responsibilities, it normally consists of basic shift management and maybe smaller duties such as schedule writing and food ordering. While I did do those things, I also got experience in sales and marketing, accounting, human resources, and team development. Having experience in these things helps me be more readily applicable in different job markets.
I would have to say the hardest part of the job was my transition from an hourly employee to a part of the management team. I was close in age with a lot of my employees, and making the transition from a peer to a manager was very tough. Turning that side by side working relationship into an employer-employee style was something that did not happen quickly. It took a lot of time and work to build a working culture that I was satisfied with.