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Nov 11th, 2003, 05:47 PM
A few of my friends have recently signed up for bartending school. The tuition is pretty steep for a 2 week class.
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with bartending and/or bartending schools. Are they worthwhile? Scams? Or just the Barbizon of drinkin' world?
(If this should be in the food forum, I throw myself on the mercy of the board)
Nov 11th, 2003, 05:53 PM
I took it. Its a waste of money. Crawl on your hands and knees until you find a place that will train you and hire you. Experience is the best teacher for this sort of thing.
For the 400 bucks I wasted, I could of bought a cocktail book for 5 bucks and spend the rest of money on marijuana.
Either way, I am currently a bartending legend of sorts in my hometown. Along with 2000 other "cocktail" wannabes.
Nov 11th, 2003, 06:01 PM
The girl who I have been having issues with has a friend who went to or is still going to bartending school. Apparently, you can make really good money off tips, but fuck, it's still a brainless job for losers. :rolleyes
I mean, really, have you ever looked at the bartender? They're all fucking stupid, except for those British guys who work in the pubs.
And so was this guy. >:
But I'm not bitter. :(
Nov 11th, 2003, 06:18 PM
I just hate the snobby ones who try to convince people theres a damn science to it. Then they ignore customers at crowded places and try to look all cool, when in reality they can barely perform the simple tasks assigned to the. Just open my fucking beer and SHUT UP.
Nov 11th, 2003, 07:21 PM
I might be bartending at some local dive. I figure that experiance is the key and then move on to bigger and better things :/
Anyway, it isn't rocket science, but it does offer good money exspecially when you are going to school.
Nov 11th, 2003, 09:42 PM
Brainless job for idiots eh? :rolleyes
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Nov 11th, 2003, 09:47 PM
When you go to school you're not paying for the education, you're paying for the Tender's License - and most bars won't hire you without one. Plus if you have it you get hookups everywhere. I had mine and because of that I NEVER got charged a cover or forced to a 2-drink minimum. It can also be good for head of the line kinda' shit. Then again, this was while I was in Hawaii. Mine expired and I haven't used it in Cali.
Nov 11th, 2003, 09:52 PM
yeah chimp, bartending is for losers that like getting lots of pussy and free drinks, and all that lowly shit you think burning your monkey brains out in monkey college is gonna get you.
instead you will get a 3 x 6 box and cake on the fat lady's birthday.
Nov 11th, 2003, 10:09 PM
Its different here in Manitoba.
Bartending school teaches you how to make drinks and gives you something to put on your resume.
However the actual licence is a certificate saying you passed a course on "responsible liquor service" and costs $20 to take the test.
This was only required starting from about two years ago when some idiot got loaded and fell in the river, leading to all bars abolishing cheap draft nights, hot girls carrying trays full of shooters and a two drink maximum, (no more than 3 ounces per person) and a minimum charge of $2.25 per drink >:
This has made my job suck a little more, but as it stands I still get paid money to talk to girls and (occasionally) open a bottle of beer.
Nov 11th, 2003, 10:12 PM
dude, i tell you this in all honesty:
no one, and i repeat no one gives a fuck about you, and even fewer care a about manitober.
what a fag.
Nov 11th, 2003, 10:32 PM
I GUESS YOU SURE SHOWED ME.
THANKS RONGI, I MEAN ITALIAN STEREOTYPE, I MEAN SKULHEDFACE, I MEAN LOTIDA, I MEAN GEROGE.
GOD BLESS GENERAL BLABBER :salute
Nov 11th, 2003, 10:34 PM
YOU'RE JUST MAD BECAUSE YOU FLUNKED OUT OF BARTENDING SCHOOL, MR. GEORGE. >:
Now write me an article. :(
Nov 12th, 2003, 04:07 AM
Howzabout you open me a bottle of SHUT THE HELL UP LOLOLOL
Nov 13th, 2003, 12:48 PM
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