Generally, bartending jobs aren’t all that hard to acquire if you are a decent bartender and interview well. However…landing a top paying and consistent gig can take years of hard work garnished with a lot of patience…you don’t just walk into these positions. Currently, I am enjoying a great job, and I fought like hell to get it. I arose from over five years in the lonely trenches of the fruit cutting day bar to arrive at the mid-shift…where I remained stuck in limbo for another couple of years…before finally being promoted to where I am today. So tonight…I was informed my time at the top is in grave jeopardy…the company is downsizing and allowing bartenders from recently closed locations the opportunity to move in…based on seniority. There is a slight chance I will dodge a bullet, and remain where I am, and a very real possibility I will be bumped down to either day bar again or a service bar back in the kitchen. I will know in a couple of days. There is no use getting tied up in twist about what is happening. This is life…and in life…circumstances outside our control knock us down from time to time. The important thing is what you do when you find yourself facedown on the bar mats. If I get bumped…I will give my new position a hundred percent…I will look for any and all ways to make the best of it…figure out how to monetarily milk it dry…enjoy the advantages, and solve the problems of the disadvantages. Change is good. Challenges are good. Lessons in humility are even better. Fuck it. Night bar…day bar…service bar…at least I will have a bar. Everything happens for a reason.
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