by debivans on 2/11/2011 @ 12:57pm
|I think everyone should be drafted into the service industry for a year. After that you all would tip and have a whole new perspective on that guy "filling your glass and handing it to you".|
Be it serving, bartending, or in the back of the house, those in the industry have to check our egos at the door and then smile, smile, smile whether our cat died that day or not.
We are master multitaskers, babysitters, counselors, best friends, and state mandated drug dealers. At a lot of places your bartender is also your server and or chef/cook. We do appreciate your business but we are not doormats. Not to mention the hours! We are at work when you are off. I realize this is our choice, but realize it has some F-d up social implications.
Also, about dangling that tip carrot in front of me-just keep it. I will make my gratuities on any night, because I rock. Whenever some patron asks me "how much should I tip?" (insulting) I just say "your presence alone is a gratuity sir".
Signed-That guy who gets a glass pours a beer into it and then hands it to you.
Thank You! Please Come Again!
by thriceallamerican on 2/11/2011 @ 1:07pm
|I was told by a bartender once that he had to carry insurance because if a drunk patron was killed or killed someone else, he could be held personally liable. (He was working in an establishment, but maybe it was some sort of contractor arrangement...however, he at least implied that this was true of all bartenders.) Insights, debivans?|
by NineInchNachos on 2/11/2011 @ 1:18pm
|Another form of bartender insurance is the smoking ban. :)|
by debivans on 2/11/2011 @ 1:19pm
|Technically, this is true about a bartender's liability. I have never heard of anyone carrying insurance for it though. What you should do is be professional and not overserve. Although, there will be times you do, it's just going to happen. When this occurs you make sure a friend can take him/her home, call a cab, or if you have to-tackle them in the parking lot. If you as a bartender got them in that state-it is your responsibility to make sure they do not get in a vehicle.|
I'm sure some bartender has been prosecuted, but I have never heard of an actual case. It suppose would have to be a really, really bad situation reeking of some serious neglect. Another thought I have on the subject is: isn't the State of Washington ultimately responsible since they are the source? That's where all bars get their booze. Of course, people can get just as loaded on beer.
by fredo on 2/11/2011 @ 2:03pm
|bartenders get lots of fun phone calls, listen in: