Hello everyone, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Dave, this is an alias. I am probably being very paranoid, but you must understand that for the moment, I really need my job. I cannot do anything that may jeopardize that.
Right anyway. I am currently working as a delivery driver in the UK for a big pizza chain (the one with the dice), and I have noticed lots of areas within the business that I could possibly vastly improve on.
The US and UK seem to be run differently to a certain extent, and i don't believe that my owner's/franchisee's understand this, they seem to have run out the red carpet for a very American style of running their business.
At this point I should explain something. I studied Business Management at University and it's quite odd and insulting that thanks to this round of recession I cannot get mid corporate management career without "experience" so for the moment I am stuck. (as I said, I really need my job)
I didn't put on my application that I had a Degree, I was worried they may give me the "overqualified" BS line.
So here is me at my current point. I think if I sat down for a week or so, I could draw up a professional looking plan for my owner, increasing his productivity and streamlining his make line would be quite easy as there is a lot of wastage at this store.
I'm having an internal debate, should i make my self known, try to show off to my boss? From how quickly staff get moved between his stores, a management position would open up quickly if he liked what he sees. I could then work up from there and could end up at the franchisee's board if/when I made the capital.
My main problem with this idea is that firstly, I will have to tell him i lied on my application form, and that actually i'm more qualified than him for his position. I have 4 years of Uni, he took a Course with "Casino's Pizza" on "how to be a franchisee". Secondly, then I tell him that although his business looks successful on the veneer, the model may actually suck.
The second part of me says ; learn what you can from the business, even if it is only "don't run it like this". Save capital and try to get a loan for my own shop.
This feels risky, even though I am pounding my Uni course down your face on this board, I really did not even think about setting up my own business. I saw how much I could make in the upper sectors of large corporate's and had fully intended that as my career. It is really only my circumstance that has made me even consider it.
So I joined this board to absorb as much as I can about opening my own pizzeria, even if it is only to say "I don't think you can do that".
So, thanks for my rant, I'm sorry if i bored the living poop out of you. But after taking incompatible orders from teenage Prima Donna's all bloody day, i felt the need to vent.
tl;dr :crap job, crap boss, should I make a change or just suck it up?