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I Am a Bartender

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    I finally feel settled with something.

    The people I've met through this job are all quirky in their own way and I don't admire or like all of them. Frankly I really dislike some. We spent too much time together and we talk a lot of ****, but we would always stick up for one another and never miss a birthday or betray...
    TessieRue TessieRue 18-21, F Jul 22

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    Bartending

    Bartending is a lucrative career. It allowed me to raise my son in a comfortable manner. The job itself is demanding and can be quite stressful. Most people think it is easy until they try it. It is not just about knowing how to pour a drink or learning the recipes to the...
    nickie1 nickie1 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    Pays the bills while I do what I really love:

    hairdressing! I certainly don't lack for tips, and I am not ashamed to flirt and use my assets to get more tips.
    jojokarel jojokarel 26-30, F Feb 6

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    actually a beer tub girl At a country niteclub,

    Its the same kind of job as a bartender with tips except beer only! I enjoy it esp on weekends when tips are good!
    kohlsgirl kohlsgirl 31-35, F May 9

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    Lynchburg Lemonade

    One of my specialties.....and yes of course it has JD in it. 1 oz Jack Daniel's Whiskey 1/2 oz triple sec 1 oz sour mix lemon-lime soda
    jackdaniels1967 jackdaniels1967 46-50, M 4 Responses May 18, 2013

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    Why I Love Being a Bartender...

    Well first of all, it's a lot of fun.  Being behind a bar and actually knowing what you're doing is a very exhilarating experience.  I feel powerful.  People kinda count on you to make their day/night (sometimes morning) with a good drink.  You can totally...
    justagirl21 justagirl21 21-25, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2006

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    Coming up on two years in the service industry,

    an industry I never thought I'd be a part of in a million years, this April, with my two year bartending anniversary coming in September. Cheers to that! Going from the monotony of manual labour, construction and machine operating to serving tasty beverages in the course of...
    Pepitobenito Pepitobenito 26-30, M Feb 6

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    Why I Dont Love Bartending

    I live in a town with three bars and I work at two, use to work at the third before I quit and owners changed. It's a small town, everyone knows everyone, everyone's personal lives and family problems. More than most of my customers are daily, some time, same conversations....ALL...
    BlueAndYellow3 BlueAndYellow3 22-25 6 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    So I'm a bartender and been doing it now

    for a year. I thought at first id just be making drinks but its not what I expected. I have to do takeout and serve tables as well. Its very overwhelming and stressful. I have anxiety attacks and am falling into a depression due to the stress of my job. I'm applying to other...
    ladygagaslover ladygagaslover 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Not the first in my family.

    But I plan to be the best. My grandfather can mix a cocktail that could change your life. I'm not exaggerating. If you want the story behind that let me know.
    FallenPride FallenPride 22-25, M Aug 26

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    Twenty Years :)

    Hello fellow bartenders! Respect to all who work hard to be the party, even though you may not be in the mood to do so. Bartending has given me confidence and I've made many great friends un the profession. My favorite job is working the waitress well and making sure the...
    Bdahl53 Bdahl53 61-65, F Nov 19, 2013

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    Extremely Anxious About Starting To Bartend

    Finished bartending school of Ontario last November and did really well.... I'm extremely interested in bartending but I got sick for a few months and in the mean time forgot how to make ALL OF THE DRINKS. Now, I'm soooooo extra nervous to find a job. I want to work for a...
    TeenyTiny TeenyTiny 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2010

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    From Boilermaker To Boulevardier

    A couple of years ago I moved from Chicago to Atlanta to pursue a degree in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Although some time had passed since I graduated high school, I moved south in hopes of better weather and a new future. I detested dorm life, having...
    celinebay celinebay 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    "Everything I Know, I Learned In A Bar"

    My book; "Everything I Know, I Learned In A Bar" now ready to download on Kindle- Check it out at Amazon.com.
    jdavid jdavid 46-50, M Jul 15, 2012

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    Vote For My Bloody Mary

    Please help and vote for my Bloody Mary...http://www.absolutbloody.com/texas/420
    Shalpin Shalpin 26-30 Sep 2, 2012

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    Not Officially

    I've gone through bartender's schooling, I've practiced at home, and tend bars at a few parties but I've never been hired as a bartender nor have I made any real money doing so. Though I may not be an "official" bartender, I still hold the title proudly.
    JackGrant JackGrant 22-25, M Sep 26, 2013

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    Hi Everyone!

    I was really hoping you could help me out. I’m pursuing a master’s degree in psychology and working on a research project examining who we relate to others while at work. We would love to get data from those who are in various fields of employment who work with others on the...
    beanpsych beanpsych 26-30 Jun 7, 2013

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    Dear inconsiderate, repugnant customer,

    I don't understand how you joke around with me and I make you laugh. Then all of a sudden, when you realized I forgot your complimentary side salad, you tell me that my service was ******. Roll your eyes at me. Tell me that I shouldn't drink water when you were waiting for your...
    Reveur66 Reveur66 26-30, F Apr 26

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    This Is Where I Work.....

    I've always loved the back bar here, it was brought over from Europe and reassembled here. It's all original, and it's one of the longest bars in WI.....
    jackdaniels1967 jackdaniels1967 46-50, M 2 Responses May 22, 2013

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    I've been unofficially bar-tending

    for about a month and a half now. I love the bar industry and always wanted to work in one. The reason I'm an unofficial bartender is because I'm only 20 and technically at my bar you have to be 21 to bartend. I would love to hear stories and tips about it because I work at a...
    AzaleaT AzaleaT 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    The New Bar Community

    Hey guys, I am a Manchester based bartender, been doing it for about 5 years. I realised that there wasn't much in the way of a hub for those who really like to share drink recipes and what not, so I made one. Its in its early days but it's taking off, I am just looking for...
    mullenbartending mullenbartending 22-25 Mar 9, 2013

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    Going Back to "The Life" As a Bartender

    i was a bartender for 11 years, and it rocked.  I am used to a very high volume environment working a solid 4pm to 3am shift with the bar 2 deep everywhere you look.  why was this the best choice for me?  1.  i could hang with the speed, and got the reputation...
    dallasthebartender dallasthebartender 36-40 2 Responses Mar 18, 2009

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    A man walks into a bar with a small dog under his arm and sits down at the counter, placing the dog on the stool next to him. "I would like to order a drink for myself and a drink...
    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Trying a New Drink A man goes into a bar very thirsty. He sits down waiting for the bartender to see him. The man next to him calls for the bartender saying, "I'll have another...
    HotMomShaama HotMomShaama 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    Is it just me, or do Bartenders need to start getting over themselves?! Seriously, you can't go out now without worrying about being judged on what you order, how much you tip etc...
    Karmicjoy Karmicjoy 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This one always makes me laugh. 👌 There's a man walking towards the bar. He's just about to enter when he notices a nun stood by the door. She turns to him, "Before you enter...
    CemoneDC CemoneDC 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Here is one. Three mathematicians walk into a bar and the bartender asks them 'Do you all want a drink?'. They answer 1st: I don't know 2nd: I don't know 3rd: Yes What did the...
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    Ardellaeh Ardellaeh 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    In a dumpy topless club...obviously no customers. Just me and the bartender staring at the news on the tv.
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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