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What do Bartenders do?

What do Bartenders do for a living?

Bartenders mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through wait staff. Collect money for drinks served. Check identification of customers in order to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol. You balance cash receipts. Attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers’ excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons.

Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment. Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons. Serve wine, and bottled or draft beer. Clean bars, work areas, and tables. Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, in order to prepare cocktails and other drinks. Serve snacks or food items to customers seated at the bar. Order liquors and supplies.

Slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks. Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays. Plan, organize, and control the operations of a cocktail lounge or bar. Supervise the work of bar staff and other bartenders. Plan bar menus. Prepare appetizers, such as pickles, cheese, and cold meats. Create drink recipes. You work directly with the public and convince others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.

Bartender Education

The bar is your domain and when the crowds start coming in, it gets pretty stressful. So what do you do as a bartender in these situations? You asset the environment and minimize the trouble while providing the alcohol for their enjoyment. This is one of the many jobs that is truly about on the job experience. This is how you become a bartender. There is no substitute.

As a bartender, you will see many people with varying attitudes and needs. Unless you have dealt with a boisterous customer in the past, there is no clear strategy. You have to be able to read your customer demands and know their breaking points. Give them just enough alcohol to keep them happy but not too much so they start causing trouble.

Learning how to mix drinks and discovering the best combinations to satisfy a palette is only one step in the whole process. This can be learned in a school. However, the ability to listen and connect to someone in a stupor is a skill that cannot be learned in any school.

P.S. You will be standing… ALOT! Make sure to get some comfortable shoes but not ones so expensive where some stains on the shoes would get you mad.

What do Cable Workers do?

Cable television workers install, maintain, and upgrade cable systems. Perform repair work and respond to service problems at the homes of the cable users. Your main objective is to maintain a smooth running cable system.

Your first duties involve installation of the cables in the subscribers’ homes. If necessary, you will install the cable system to as many systems are required. In addition, cable internet service will be installed. You need to be able to explain to your customer how to operate the cable box. Removal of cable systems is also your duty. You may need to check for feeder and droplines, which are the main lines that connect all the cables in the neighborhood. Troubleshooting problems with cable or internet service.

What do Cashiers do?

Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. Usually involves use of electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. Often involved in processing credit or debit card transactions and validating checks. Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits. Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.

Count money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change. Greet customers entering establishments. Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas. Establish or identify prices of goods, services or admission, and tabulate bills using calculators, cash registers, or optical price scanners. Issue trading stamps, and redeem food stamps and coupons. Resolve customer complaints.

Answer customers’ questions, and provide information on procedures or policies. Cash checks for customers. Weigh items sold by weight in order to determine prices. Calculate total payments received during a time period, and reconcile this with total sales. Compute and record totals of transactions. Sell tickets and other items to customers.

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