A few days ago I picked up a new job. In the front of house, even! Imagine that! It is an extremely nice change of pace from the usual behind the pass.
But it also has plenty of risk, particularly when management is not clear on what the job you will be doing actually is, which is just what happened to me.
A few weeks ago I contacted an establishment looking for a general manager position. After a week I got a response from Lady Owner asking me to come in for an interview, which I accepted. At this point my assumption was they were still looking for management.
Sat down for the interview with her, her husband, and the GM. I made it clear I was not going to leave my current position as it offers benefits but they agreed we could work around its schedule. All in all a good experience.
And then I didn’t hear anything for a week. Sent the GM a few emails trying to find out what exactly was happening and there was no response.
Finally, after two weeks of no communication I heard back from the GM, requesting my schedule so she could draw up hers. Shared my calendar, written days and times, and screenshots. The works, basically, to make things easy for her. She got back to me three days later at 10 PM requesting I fill out a PDF form. Got that filled out, and waited for another two days.
At this point we are have been interacting for three weeks and I am still unsure of what my schedule would be.
I ought to have realized it was but the start of a really bad experience…