I absolutely loved my job as a bartender. Though short lived, I learned a lot. I increased my customer service skills immensely. I had never worked in a restaurant before, I began as a hostess, and was quickly promoted to bartender within a month. No prior skills whatsoever, and became head bartender within a few weeks. I was quick on my feet, I fought for this position, and I did not disappoint. I have to say I am a pleasant employee to have on your team, I ask for what I need but I also make sure that everyone on the team is equally helped and that nobody is left behind. I learned how smoothly a restaurant can run if you actually act like a team, and how encouraging it is. The hardest part of my job was the fact that, most of the time, their was not enough staff. I sometimes had to do 3 peoples jobs in the same shift, as well as be the only bartender. I was always able to manage it with a smile, though it left me as an unhappy employee at the end of the day. Which is ultimately why I had to leave. Apart from that, I absolutely love bar tending, and that type of setting.
great customers, friendly staff
understaffed, long hours (sometimes 16+ hours), no food provided