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I Am a Bartender

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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...
    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...
    celinebay celinebay 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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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...
    nickie1 nickie1 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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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...
    AzaleaT AzaleaT 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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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...
    Bdahl53 Bdahl53 61-65, F Nov 19, 2013

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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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    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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    Love That Instant Gratification - Having been in the service industry for over a decade, my favourite part will always be the immediate knowledge of a job well done when I come...
    Tart0402 Tart0402 31-35 2 Responses Nov 17, 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...
    ladygagaslover ladygagaslover 22-25, F Mar 25

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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...
    mullenbartending mullenbartending 22-25 Mar 9, 2013

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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...
    BlueAndYellow3 BlueAndYellow3 22-25 6 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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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...
    Pepitobenito Pepitobenito 26-30, M Feb 6

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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...
    justagirl21 justagirl21 21-25, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2006

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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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    "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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    Love My Job - alcohol... is a reason for many good stories...coz u never hear a story " that one time i had a salad"......
    thenaughtybar10der thenaughtybar10der 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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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...
    dallasthebartender dallasthebartender 36-40 2 Responses Mar 18, 2009

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    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    A small balding man storms into a local bar and demands, "Gimme a double of the strongest whiskey you got. I'm so mad, I can't even see straight." The bartender, noticing that the...
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    A man walked into a bar on a slow night and sat down. After a few minutes, the bartender asked him if he wanted a drink. He replied, "No thanks. I don't drink. I tried it once...
    Joseph86 Joseph86 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    The Horse A horse walks into a bar Horse- may I have a shot of whiskey Bartender- sure Horse-...thanks Bartender-*turns around and realizes there's a horse in his bar* Horse...
    Michaecera Michaecera 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I've known enough waitresses and bartenders to know they're usually getting screwed by the management in all sorts of ways. But they work hard to take care of us customers anyway...
    proguitar proguitar 51-55, M Mar 17

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    I was online dating on the Polyamory subsidiary of AFF and was looking for someone older by a few years, someone who could treat me like a woman instead of a replacement mother...
    coconutgirl27 coconutgirl27 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I watch your reflection in the faucet. I don't know how you do it. Dress up and go outside. For someone else. How have you roped me into this? I don't like rap music, nor do I like...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F Mar 21

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    Hi, i would like to find a couple who is interested in helping me convince my wife to join in on couples play and swinging. I know that she would enjoy it, and has an extremely...
    Eha8584 Eha8584 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 24

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    Blue- willow beats Sea of voices- porter robinson Grom the bretrayer-willow beats Somehow- citizen cope Revelry- kings of Leon Treasure- Eliza Doolittle Save it- Kat dahlia...
    summerdaniella summerdaniella 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Isn't it strange how society projects an image of mothers as selfless and sacrificing living saints? Mine was anything but. Without warning she could become outraged about...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Weird things about being gay: 1. Girls are always asking me to play with their boobs, usually before I know their names. Straight guys take note: you should try this. Lol. 2. I...
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 1

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    Well I used to be a bartender kinda. I just got tips but i was good so I got a lot. And I used to go out to my friends parties. Now I can't do either. And it sucks balls. If I...
    Samchezz Samchezz 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    The Irish, God and Whiskey An Irishman was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said...
    norsecode norsecode 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Recently (last week) I went on a family Spring Break to Quepos, Costa Rica and stayed in a luxurious villa. During the week of exploring and adventures, I met this man who worked...
    RubyG727 RubyG727 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Gypsy Shack Haunting By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective HPI (Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence) International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/HPIinternational...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Apr 6

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    There's a bartender at a tavern I hang out at who only works there on Saturdays. I would drive there to home from work just to have lunch during her shift. I would always share...
    barefootfan29 barefootfan29 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There's a bartender at a tavern I hang out at who only works there on Saturdays. I would drive there to home from work just to have lunch during her shift. I would always share...
    barefootfan29 barefootfan29 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love to play the piano. I've played for seventeen years. Of all the different music I play, which includes rock, classical, ragtime, "Southern" style honky tonk, and jazz, I have...
    bluemetalchick9 bluemetalchick9 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    There's a bartender at a tavern I hang out at who only works there on Saturdays. I would drive there to home from work just to have lunch during her shift. I would always share...
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