This was already posted on another site show i thought to get it started here as well, anyway...
Job: Bar Tender (Bar Risa/Jongleurs Comedy Club)
Advantages: Free beer at the end of each night, get lots of hot girls talking to you and giving you there mobile numbers, people i work with are great fun, pays for my driving lessons and video games, get to see and meet some great stand-up comedians. (Sean Collins is a great example)
Disadvantages: Oh boy, here goes.
Hours are a nightmare, working untill 6am in the morning is really awful.
Customers can be such arseholes, there attitude really stinks, some don't even have to decency to say Hello to you when you great them, they just give there order and then don't even say thank you.
When i run out food or drink at the Comedy club and when at the table i ask for example "Who has the Pint of Budwieser" sometimes they just give you a misereble look and just point to a spot on the table where they want it. GOD I WANNA SMASH THERE FACE IN WITH SOMETHING.
Speaking of which, if theres a big party of 30 or so people in one group and they have all orderd food, you take it to there table and call out to them who was ordered what, getting a responce back from any of them is like saying the XBOX 360 is a symbol of reliabillity, they all sit there like gormless idiots and can't make up there god dam mind.
Also, when serving at the bar, you have taken someones order, and have put it through the till and made there drink i have to ask for payment, but alot of the time i see the chatting to there freinds, completely oblivious to the fact i have everything ready for them, i really wanna grab an empty bottle and smash it over there head.
And on Friday or Saturday nights, i can garantee ill get at least 10 different groups of people who will try to get something for nothing. When i have finnished someones order and then saying i have left something out of there order, err, no i didn't, i remember exactly what you asked for and did it, don't fucking add more to it after the transaction has been completed.
Girls usually say "Its my freinds birthday, can we get any free drinks" Now i don't like to say no to a hot girl, but...
FU*K RIGHT OFF
Lately, if i ever get asked that by a group of hot girls ill always follow up with "If i give you free drinks, WHATS IN IT FOR ME?"
And don't get me started on the mess the customers leave after we close.
Broken glass and empty bottles litter the dance floor with the occasional puddle of sick and drops of blood from the enevitable fight, and since the venue i work at has 7 rooms with dance floors, there is a massive mess left behind. And in the womens bathroom, there is a massive amount of paper towels all over the floor.
And to cap it all, the wages and benefits are utter shit.
Bar Risa recently won 2 awards for best bar on Birminghams Broad St, and best bar in the town of Birmingham itself, and what did the staff get in return for all our hard work?
SWEET FU*K ALL
I have been doing some research and it turns out, no matter how many times the managers say to me that i work for the best bar on Borad St, we get the least pay, every other bar in that St and in the whole of the Birmingham city centre gets more wages and i hear Weatherspoons/Lloyds bar get staff benefits at the end of each month.
Getting payed £4.85 an hour to be dealing with rude, stupid, moronic arsehole customers, working until stupid hour in the morning cleaning up a massive amount of broken glass, empty bottles and puke and seeing every single rival bars staff get payed more has pissed me off to the point where i spend the one day i have off (Yes just one fucking day) searching for another job to get me out of the nightmare i am at now.
I Preferably want to work at GAME or GameStation.
Anyway thats me, what about you?