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Ok... so I got that lucky shot at getting into a bar and I work three shifts a week. I am about three weeks in.. so I would feel dumb having to ask my boss this question.

Ok when making a Kamakazi(on the rocks) I am wondering am I supposed to charge extra for the triple sec and lime juice or do I just adjust the portions of the drink down to a ounce?
Our well drinks are $2.50 so if I was to add triple sec would that change the price?

I am going to ask my manager(who wasn't the one who trained me I was trained by a guy who wasn't completely aware of everything himself) to go over how to price mixed drinks. I basically shadowed him for two days for 5 hours and he didn't have to make any mixed drink except a bloody mary(which I had down right away) so I didn't really get trained on the pricing of a mixed drink.

I am so afraid of losing my job. I think they like me, I am a attractive 25 year old well endowed blonde and I have already got customers seeing me from the street walking in and staying for hours, and all the regulars tell me I am doing a great job. I keep a upbeat personality, I attempt to upsell, I pay attention to peoples drinks getting low.

The bar I work at is slow but my Saturday day shift can be busy and my boss did say she was concerned about if I could be fast enough. I have anxiety major but I am just going to do my best.

I am the type of person who tries to do everything perfect at work PERFECT, and tending bar has been the only job I haven't been able to figure out immediately. I am actually afraid to express my concerns to my very nice bosses because I don't want to lose my job.

Also... is it normal for bartenders to drink at work, my manager said it was ok for a customer to buy me one drink, the other night I had a couple shots with some customers they were 1/3 ounce vodka 1/3 peach schnapp.. so I figured more then once only equaled like a ounce. I raely drink though so it gave me a buzz and that was last satuday right before I got slammed so I guess I feel really guilty for being buzzed on my first rush. But when my manager took over for me the other day she had two drinks before her shift so I should just get over it.

Sorry for all the rambling. I am making great money, having a lot of fun, and I just don't want to lose my job.
PMK

Barback jobs

I'd like to pick anyone's brain out there...

A friend of mine is looking for a job (he's a computer programmer whose company is going kaput), so he's looking for some (temp) work to make some extra cash.  How much experience does one need to be a barback (in NYC) ?  He has a flex schedule...

Thanks,

Kristin
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Wow! Everybody must be having a good time (or REALLY hungover) cuz no one has posted a message on here in a while!! haha

So I figured I would break the silence!!! Hows everybody been doin???
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Hey everybody : )

Just want to say that I have loved bartending for as long as I can remember! Just last year, I got my bartending and mixology certification : ) Can't wait to talk bout one of my passions in life : )
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Time for a change

Getting fed up with my current job, I decided to look for other jobs. I had an interview at the Westin Monday for a bartending job (and I had heard from someone who knew someone who worked there that it makes a lot of money). The interview was hell, but that's another price you pay when you bartend at hotels. However, one of the benefits mentioned was employees get to go anywhere in the world and stay at any Westin for a measly $49. I'm thinking, "SWEET!" I'm waiting to hear back from HR there to tell me whether or not I got the job.
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Hey everyone! It's Jenn. I'm sorry I haven't posted for a while, but I HAVE changed my username (obviously). I've just been really lazy to switch everything over, but now I have.

More to come later!

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i always like to add fellow bartenders
my girlfriend made me join live journal and all i have on here is her friends
so add me haha

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Seeking advice from bartenders in Atlanta

I recently enrolled in the Atlanta Professional Bartending School, aka http://pbsa.com/ on the net. Since enrolling I spoke to a couple of friends (years absent) who used to bartend and neither attended bartending school. One started working at a dinner theatre doing the projector, began helping as barback and then became a bartender on slow shifts and worked her way up. The other started as a server and then she learned the bar.

So is the 2 week school and certificate going to really help me? I feel that having drinking mixing practice and a text and job placement will help, but now I question whether or not a certificate from the school is going to help get me noticed or even in the door.

I decided on bartending because I want to return to grad school. I need a job with a flexble night schedule that pays well enough for me to give up teaching and allows me to take classes during the day.


Thanks all!