A cocktail waitress is a female server whose duties entail bringing drinks to customers at bars, cocktail lounges, cabarets, comedy clubs and many other venues that usually have live music. In most of these venues cocktail waitresses wear uniforms and or clothing that is revealing in order to increase their tips and also business.
Although you can make a killing off of tips, being a cocktail waitress can be the worst job to have. If your employer, insists on you wearing a uniform that is uncomfortable, you will be subjected to working through long shifts in a uniform that is not only uncomfortable but also quite revealing. Although these uniforms often increase business and your tips, they come at your expense as some customers will make the experience excruciating by objectifying you throughout your shift.
Another downside is that you have long working hours which often end in the early hours of the morning. You have to be on your feet, walking around in a revealing uniform whilst rowdy customers either grab you, harass you and or assume that you are dumber than a pile of bricks.
Harassing and objectifying a cocktail waitress; cat calling and or ass grabbing is not only normal it is also quite amusing to the peanut gallery that is the drunk and rowdy customers. The continuous consumption of alcohol only makes the customers worse which means you have to deal with customers than now assume you are either their best friend or their companion for the evening.
The worst part of all this is that, a cocktail waitress has to go through it all with smile plastered across their face the whole time. Basically as a cocktail waitress you must grin and bear it all the customer’s behavior no matter what.
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