A Bartender’s New Year’s Resolutions

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.




About kellchris

I'm an artist and art therapy student. When I'm not painting or experimenting with ceramics, I'm usually hiking, cooking, or making the big bucks bartending. View all posts by kellchris

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