I’m back to full-time bartending once again with the start of the new year. This means a significant increase in income and (hopefully) flexibility with my time to explore other interests.
To start things off right, these are my (bartender) New Year’s Resolutions:
I will not hesitate to kick out guests who are disrupting the atmosphere of my bar.
I will make an effort to remember names (I already do this, but I’m supremely bad at it).
I will do my job, do it well. I will not let the fact that others are not doing their job anger me.
I will (try) to not yell at servers who ask me (stupid) questions.
I will not let my silly job stress me out to the point where I chain smoke. Or need multiple alcoholic beverages after my shift.
I will remember that my bar guests do not really know me. So anything they say to me or about me is ridiculous – whether it is positive or negative.
I will listen to my guests’ stories… even if it’s about their latest cruise or how much they like country music. I will find amusement in these stories and laugh about them later.
I will bitch about my job less.
I will take time off and see my friends more than once every 6 months.
I will not let my whole day or whole life revolve around my job.
I will get out of this industry this year.