I want to take this opportunity to begin a blog that will hopefully bring a smile and a familiar nod to those of us who partake in the serving world.
The particular bar that I work at (which will remain anonymous but for the purpose of having to refer to it, it will be called College Bar) is a, well, a college bar. The one bad thing about this is that the majority of our tips depend on the college student crowd. This means during christmas and thanksgiving when the bars are usually busy, we are completely slow. And our busy times are days most other bars aren't. For example coming up next weekend is homecoming week, which always promises good stories because our bar is open and busy from 8am to 1am.
Another thing about our bar is that it is quantity over quality. On any given weekend we have a five bars open and 9 bartenders working. We are constantly serving customers and constantly being yelled at by customers. "Um excuse me excuse me. I need... Where are you going.. I need..". Occassionally I'll stop to inform these customers that the twenty other people waiting who aren't berating me by waving bills in my face will be the ones I spend my time serving, sometimes I shoot them an evil glare. As a result of this quantity first service our tips are not pooled, but instead determined on how much money we make on our registers.. it makes for very competitive bartenders.
Well, look at that I just got called into work for some newbie who didn't show up. I will now be working a double. woohooo. HAHA I am laughing about how completely ironic this is. My posts will be stories about work from now on .. I just wanted to give a little bit of a background.
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