Career Switch: Restaurant Management Edition
October 7, 2013 6:13 PM Subscribe
My SO has years and years of stellar restaurant management experience. How can he parlay this into a career outside of food service?
posted by youandiandaflame to work & money (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My SO has spent 20 years in restaurant management. He currently runs a very successful joint as it's GM and has numerous prestigious awards, especially for our area. He is basically the boss, accountant, et al for this place. And he works 70 hour weeks, which are literally killing him. 6 months ago he was hospitalized for something that is directly related to stress from work so he's know looking for something new. His doctor had insisted he work no more than 30 hours but that's just not the nature of this business so he's having a hard time managing to do that despite the potential health risks.
Thing is, he'd like to get out of the restaurant business altogether but we're not really sure where else his skills would be applicable. In an ideal world he could find something with comparable pay ($70000) and hours that didn't include late nights and weekends. He'd really like to get into non-profit work but we're not sure that's feasible.
Any MeFites have any suggestions? He'd like too be to be closer to me (we're long distance currently) so he'll soon be moving to a smaller, rural-ish area but he is willing to travel.
tl;dr 20 years of accomplished general manager experience is also great for this other job. What is this other job?