Before taking on the restaurant software business, I worked in and managed many restaurants, so I’ve had my fair share of experiences managing younger employees. And it’s not always easy. Between the onboarding and training, the teaching, the course-correcting, and sometimes the disciplinary action, this industry can teach you a lot about patience.
It also teaches managers a thing or two about compliance. The restaurant industry employs a disproportionate number of youths. Between 2010 and 2012, for instance, 30 percent of fast food workers were 16 to 19 years old.
When it comes to managing minors, the risk of being out of compliance with labor laws are more substantial than other industries.