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Any profession where one has to work and see the worst parts of humanity is a difficult profession. Bartending is one of those positions. It is a job where night-in and night-out, intoxicated people can show some of the worst sides of humanity. People drugging each other, customers making passes at the bartender, and violent fights are just some of the examples to which bartenders are exposed to on a regular basis. In an environment where people can be at their worst, bartenders need a few ways to get some laughs in order to keep their sanity. What follows is a list of a few of the best ways bartenders’ have gotten back at their customers and used their position to their advantage.
Bartending is a stressful position where people have to cope with many difficult situations often on a nightly basis. It is important to remember that bartenders are people too and as such might not react nicely if you are harming others or drinking yourself to excess. Bartenders can also be caring people and attentive to your problems if you treat them well. Remember, your bartenders well next time you are out with your friends and tip them well. You might just get “hooked up” with drinks or on your tab.
Source: Read more confessions at the original article posted at Yoylo.com.
Bartending goes beyond just mixing drinks for customers. Bartenders are often expected to have the ability to not only make them feel good, but also serve as a sort of impromptu psychologist who is always ready to listen. Being a bartender can be a great source of income, particularly if you are able to combine all aspects of a bartender. There are numerous benefits to being a bartender, for instance there is no degree that is required before you can be a bartender. If you are fortunate enough to be employed by a private establishment you may be afforded some training programs.
As a bartender you can make decent earnings via tips from your customers in addition to your salary. This means that bartenders take money home after every shift. Bartenders are also able to meet different people from completely different walks of life and essentially make new friends.
Another benefit of being a bartender is that you can choose your working hours, so you can work according to your hours of preference. One of the main benefits of bartending is that it is not a conventional profession and as such you are not mandated to dress a certain way or act a certain way (unless the establishment has a dress code). As long as you treat the customers right and keep the money coming in you are doing a pretty good job.
No day is ever the same as the last day, you never have to fear being bored or losing your mind because you are stuck doing the same thing every day. Amongst all the other benefits being a bartender gives you a platform to exercise your artistry on many levels, you have the power to invent new drinks that have an inviting and exciting colour, in just the right glass, with the perfect garnish to accompany it.
Source: Original article posted at Alcohol Professor.
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.
READ the original article posted at Thought Catalog.
Bartending is an attractive job for a lot of people. For others, it’s viewed as a lowly, solitary job that leaves bartenders feeling judged. In each of these scenarios, it is possible that the thoughts are fueled by varying misconceptions that seem to persist about the job. In fact, with bartending, there are a lot of popular beliefs about what it takes and what’s involved, that don’t have much of a foundation or are untrue in most cases.
One of the biggest misconceptions is that anyone can be a bartender, and a good one at that. However, being a bartender isn’t just about hanging out and drinking behind a bar. It’s a real job, with real responsibilities. For some, it’s possible to have a 401(k) with a bartending job, meaning you have a duty to work real hours, and do real work during that time you’re at work.
For some, that means working ten hour shifts, or two shifts in a day in some cases. Some people might also look on bartending as a second rate job that pays little money. However, there are some opportunities in big cities or high-class bars where the bartenders are known to reel in more than one-hundred thousand dollars in a year. Another thing is that there are, unfortunately, many people in the field that are heavy drinkers or worse. Another misconception is that bartending is always a happy, go-lucky type of job. While it is definitely a job that you can enjoy, there are also a few sacrifices you’ll have to learn to make. Bartending can, in many cases, put a strain on relationships. Work, family life, or work and relationship life can become difficult because of the long shifts and strange hours. Also, in regards to friends, it’s not unlikely that your friends will be having fun, partying together at the same time you’re working.
Source: Original article posted at ArtOfManliness.com.
As a bartender, you have many opportunities to daily interact with your customers, serving them up creative cocktails and pleasant encounters. However, it’s not uncommon to face those moments that leave you feeling tired and sour. Unfortunately, giving in to those moments not only creates an unpleasant experience for your customers, but for yourself as well. It’s during those moments when keeping these tips in mind can help you be an optimal bartender, and leave you feeling satisfied with your job at the end of the night.
Source: Original article posted on TheSpruce.com.
Your next dinner with friends and colleagues could be the opportunity to get your big break and start finding the career of your dreams. Your only problem is that you have no idea how to behave at the business meal to impress the right people, or at the very least not make a bad impression. This article will help you with a few tips to help you fit in with any crowd as you are look to make a positive impression on business leaders.
It is important to always know your place. If you are the host, act like the host and make time for each of your guests and make sure the arrangements are comfortable for the meeting you are about to have. In addition, treat any waiters or servers with the utmost respect. If you have picked the location, you do not want to treat the employees poorly otherwise it looks like you made a poor choice, and your guests might question your judgment on other issues in their company. Always pay the bill, even if you have to sneak away from the table to do so. As host it is also important to be sharing in the courses your guest does, even if that means eating more or less than you originally planned. Finally, know the positions of your silverware (i.e. fork on the left, knife and spoon on the right) as you put down silverware after using it.
Business meals can be anxiety-inducing occasions. This guide hopefully helped induce less anxiety by giving you a few basic guidelines to mastering business dining etiquette. Etiquette customs are important because they set a standard of decorum. As a business person, one must always know how to act in any particular situation and mastering meal etiquette is a first sign that you can adapt your behavior to produce a positive outcome.
Original article posted at AmericanExpress.com.
Whether you are waiting tables or bartending, you’ll inevitably be faced with the realization that tips are everything. In fact, there is absolutely no way to make enough to live on without them. Having said that, perhaps you have also understood that to say that tips are ultimately reflected in how well you do your job as a server or tender of bars, would be false. Unfortunately, there are good tippers and bad ones, and servers and bartenders will always find the seemingly insurmountable challenge of trying to change the latter. However, what if I told you that there is a way to increase your chances of a good tip? The truth is that, if you allow psychology to come into play, it’s not impossible. Though some might continue to argue that tips have everything to do with performance, professor in food and beverage management at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration states differently.
On the contrary, a nice tip has much to do with touching the psyche of the customer. One of the best ways to do this is to connect with them socially. Why, you might ask? Well, connecting socially results in a sentiment of wanting to help the other person and caring about what they think. The simple act of stating your name and introducing yourself can be a great start to this. The social aspect can also be taken further by personalizing yourself and the service you are providing. For example, wearing something different, yet still appropriate and respectful, such as a unique tie or flower in your hair makes a statement that you are an individual, thus capable of being connected and related to. By fostering this type of social connection, through each of these two means or others that are similar, the customer has the tendency to feel a greater degree of social connection. Ultimately, this has the potential to result in a greater consideration for you as a server, and thus a bigger tip.
Source: Original article posted on Forbes.com.
Some of the most trusted people in our lives are our housekeepers. Those fortunate enough to have housekeepers know that they are people who often come to clean during the day while people are at work. And those who do not have the luxury of being able to afford them, they have at least seen housekeepers work at hotels. It is not always easy work, and often housekeepers are not treated well, especially ones working in hotels.
Here are some negative things housekeepers have admitted to doing in the course of their duties.
Housekeepers can also be very kind. Here are some positives!
Source: Original article posted on Yoylo.com.
Being an Uber driver has many perks. I mean let’s be real, if it didn’t, why would so many people decide to use it to reel in a little extra cash? Having said that, being an Uber driver comes with its own set of disadvantages as well, such as wear and tear on your car and high gas fare that takes a toll on your bank account. However, with a few tips and tricks, these disadvantages can be made up for. One extra special tip that can help you maximize the amount of money you make as an Uber driver includes avoiding takeout food. As an Uber driver, it’s easy to rely on a quick drive through to hit the spot and fill you up until your next meal, but relying on take out is a good way to waste time and money. By keeping snacks and water handy, you can stay fueled and hydrated, maximizing your drive time and limiting the amount of money that you are spending during your shift.
Another hack that helps to make more money as an Uber driver involves ignoring Uber’s texts. As a driver, you may receive texts from Uber, attempting to give you a heads up about high demand areas. However, these texts often lead drivers to flock to an area, increasing competition among drivers. One driver found that staying put actually increased the amount of money they made. Related to this is a tip about how to take advantage of the surge fares that are unlocked after a certain time every night (i.e. typically when the bars close). By logging out of the app 15 minutes before surge fares kick in, you avoid getting locked in by a passenger moments before the surge fares are active.
Another useful tip that you can take advantage of as a driver to make more money is avoiding driving around endlessly. Many drivers do this in order to search for their next passenger. However, staying put doesn’t mean you won’t be found. Finding a good spot to hang out in until your next ride will also prevent unnecessary wear and tear on your car that some drivers have to face from endless amounts of driving.
Source: Original article posted on ThePennyHoarder.com.