Dan Ryans is an Engaging job.
Consistently ranked as one of the top places for dining in Hong Kong for the past 20 years, it is also usually one of the places that almost anyone in any restaurant has worked at at one point in their restaurant career. Regarded as one of the busiest restaurants to work in since it is right next to a movie theatre, the pace of the service can be extremely fast and the pressure to perform in a fast and efficient manner is always present. The best part about working there are the coworkers; never before have I seen such helpful and friendly staff that are always ready to throw in a quip or two just to lighten things up when things start to roll down the hill. The free lunches and dinner meals are also a bonus. Unfortunately, the restaurant is almost always short on staff, and in the time I was there, there have been at least three generations of different staff, either new or from other stores in the same company, so having to make new friends constantly can be tiring. The long hours are also tiring, as most days, I worked split shifts, and ended up being at work for more than 12 hours per day. The constant over time didn't help either as going to work at 8:30 am and getting off at 10:30 pm did not help with morale at work. The management was usually decent, but several of the managers attitude towards everything was below my standard and even though it did not raise any arguments, it was hard to work with some of them.
All in all, though, it has a decent salary for a serving job in Hong Kong, and stays one of the busiest restaurants in Hong Kong. Also a great place to learn - more...
free lunches, great working atmosphere and teamwork, guests are usually polite and tip well.
long hours, constant overtime, short on staff, management problems, extremely busy.