1. Parties with an open bar.
When drinking is a part of your job, the last thing that excites you is free booze. For non-bartenders, an open bar is often reason enough to go to a party or event. For us, the party itself better be worth it, or else we’d rather spend our day off drying out.
2. Working with a raging hangover.
The fastest way to lose respect at a bar job is to call out sick because you have a hangover. Professional bartenders chug a few liters of water, pop an aspirin, and get to work. Feeling sick? Take five, throw up in the bathroom, and get back behind the bar. It’s not rocket science, it’s just cocktails!