what job is for me?

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Basically I am a very confused 21 year old. I was a chef for about 2 years, learning everything as I went along. I found a nice hotel where I started in the kitchen and within a year was promoted to general manager. I though it would be easy as I had been doing quite alot of the business anyway. The hotel has now got very busy and the turnover has increased considerably. Although I put everything into my work I lack crucial experience that will help me perform well. Unfortunately I feel that due to my age and current situation I need someone to constantly guide me (i still need to learn alot), not because i am incompitent but because the job is so much bigger than i first thought.

I have been working everyday since christmas, 14-18 hours a day because i loved it so much. i believe the passion for my work has now gone and that it is time to move on. i am considering a change in careers but am unsure what to go for. i am getting the urge to find an office job because i have been working such unsocialable hours i kind of want a normal persons job. i like working on computers and am fairly good with them, creating reports and stuff but do not want an it based job.

i also want a job that i can progress through the ranks fast as it will be hard to be just an employee again.

any ideas what i could look for?

rep given to any sensible answers

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Armed forces? Wish I had when I was your age!

master_chief;7988624

Armed forces? Wish I had when I was your age!



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What type of qualifications do you have?

Comedy writer? You've certainly picked up my otherwise miserable afternoon with this outpouring of salty self-indulgence.

You need a quick reminder from our Graham of all the less fortunate souls out there. Stick an inspirational movie or something on that makes you a little bit more appreciative of the life you have.

FilthAndFurry;7988654

What type of qualifications do you have?



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The way things are work wise at the moment you'd be best sticking with what you've got or looking to go to University to study something you'd enjoy.

Maybe go part time where you are while you study to do something else

Why not move on to a 'better' hotel with proper working hours & a training program as an assistant manager? It sounds to me as if you are more fed up with the anti-social hours than the actual job.

I think you are tired and stressed. You have been dropped in at the deep end. Ask to be sent on some courses etc. At least you are taking your career seriously, and giving it proper consideration....good luck to you....you are doing so well at just 21 years old

Maybe you've just gone off the idea of being a chef because of the lack of training? If someone said to you they'd offer you a job in their kitchen and continue your training (although you obviously wouldn't be a manager anymore) would you like that idea, or would you still not be very interested by it?

If that idea interests you, then maybe it's worth looking for a new position in another kitchen. If you're still totally off the idea of being a chef, then with a normal 9-5 job, I can't think of any off the top of my head where you're going to get promoted quickly. Normally promotions come after a few years of hard work when you've gained the knowledge, experience and skills needed to become a manager. If you're going in at a young age, starting a new profession, I'd say you'll have to wait a while before any promotions come your way

chesso;7989132

Why not move on to a 'better' hotel with proper working hours & a … Why not move on to a 'better' hotel with proper working hours & a training program as an assistant manager? It sounds to me as if you are more fed up with the anti-social hours than the actual job.



Couldn't agree more. If they want you in the job (which they clearly do, they promoted you) then they should be allowing you to work sensibly and at a minimum sending you on training courses so you can get to grips with what your doing.

sloth_frattelli;7988733

Comedy writer? You've certainly picked up my otherwise miserable … Comedy writer? You've certainly picked up my otherwise miserable afternoon with this outpouring of salty self-indulgence. You need a quick reminder from our Graham of all the less fortunate souls out there. Stick an inspirational movie or something on that makes you a little bit more appreciative of the life you have.



Poor geezer only asked for advice, did he mean this kind? :x
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