Paradiso Mexican Restaurant Vs Conlin's Furniture Case Study

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Paradiso Mexican Restaurant vs. Conlin’s Furniture By: Sabrina Gillespie 03/14/13 BUE 101 I decided to do my comparison essay on Paradiso Mexican Restaurant and Conlin’s Furniture. I really want to open my own Mexican restaurant someday. I found the Paradiso Mexican Restaurant in Jamestown and I love eating there food. I also chose Conlin's Furniture do the fact I work there and I love it there. I decided to talk to my boss Vicki Hoefs. Vicki is the manager of Conlin’s Furniture. Conlin’s Furniture has been open for 76 years there are 17 locations. When you first walk in to the store it environment is calm and cozy like you are at your own house it is very inviting. The facility in back there are three offices,…show more content…
The mission statement for Conlin’s Furniture is “To provide an outstanding customer experience through a family of knowledgeable and caring associates, a selection of high quality furnishings at great values, and endless service to our clients”. Vicki’s job consist of ordering supplies, delivery schedules, payroll, doing the schedules for the store, accounts receivable, inventory counts, and much more. What she likes the least about her job is all the time she has to spend at the store. There are months that she does not even get a day off. What she likes the most about her job is meeting with new people getting to know her customer on a personal level. Vicki says the skills you need to run a furniture store are time management, taking care of customers, solving complex problems and make hard decision. Vicki has an…show more content…
The Paradiso has been open for 35 year it has 6 locations. The Paradiso is very nice it has a Mexican theme and the restaurant looks like it came out of a Mexican magazine. There facility is very clean and very well cared for. The Paradiso has a bar separate from the restaurant. Beth’s office is through the kitchen in the back of the store. The Paradiso’s mission statement is “To build a lifelong partnership of raving guest, associates and stockholders”. Her job is to order supplies, doing schedules, hiring employees, cooking, serving, counting the register at the end of the day and taking care of the store. Beth says her least favorite thing about her job is the turnover never having enough people to run the store. There are times that she has to be the manager and the cook at the same time. Beth says her most favorite thing not having the same stuff to do every day. She says it gets boring when you have the same thing to do day after day. She told me about the skills needed to run a restaurant like multitasking and having a good attitude. The education requirements to run a restaurant are just work your way to the top. Beth has no college degree she has been working for the Paradiso for 6 years. The advice Beth gave me about pursuing a career in management was to have a thick skin and to learn to defuse bad

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