gsh1964 saidBeing in the gay bar industry, I'm starting to learn many things about our community.
Share your biggest pet peve about bartending or bar working.
Mine would be, drunk people thinking they know all about everyone and everything.
Okay, I have to add another one, back sided compliments. For instance, "Your outfit looks really nice, but I would look better in it."
Please share and explain how you deal with it.
I've worked at three different bars for almost 10 years, part-time, bartending and waiting tables. Mostly waiting, I'm not white or pretty enough to bartend. LOL Walked out on 2 of them because of the bullshit, still working at the second one. 2 of the bars are gay bars. The one I work now has decent co-workers, but I'm bored with it and dying to get out of it.
I've seen my co-workers at the 1st bar I worked at throw quarters at customers, scream at customers, give their friends free drinks, get themselves drunk on free drinks, but they would bitch about me out of jealousy, and lie to mgt about me constantly. I never yelled at customers or passed out free drinks. Its funny how much more of their shit I could see when I quit working and went their as a customer. Now I get to be the rat, except I don't have to lie or make up shit.
One night I had to bartend with this bitch who called her large network of friends and ordered them to not go to my bar and only go to hers. I still out rang her sorry ass on my register by $300.00. Cuz I served my customers, instead of standing around doing free shots with my friends. A handful of customers tipped me $10 or more that night per drink because they actually got service from me. She was pissed, which led to other bullshit. Ultimately I walked out on my shift one night after the last straw and still got invited back several times until I said yes. The people at this bar only care about tips, they have no concern for the atmosphere of fun a bar should have, nor the paying customer.
My biggest pet peeve is co-workers drama. They can be the biggest back-stabbers worst jealous type of people you will ever meet. 2nd pet peeve, their drug-friends. LOL 3rd pet peeve the management that lets them do what they want even though it ruins it for the rest of us who try to do what's right.
And that poster or bartender that demands a dollar a drink from customers is an idiot. Yes, you live on tips, that's why YOU GIVE GOOD SERVICE. Maybe you should think about other job opportunities.
Sorry, it got long. I haven't even bitched about being thrown in the pool, or being chased out yet, or defending my right to be there. The first bar was like Dynasty.