All kids, even those who become doctors and lawyers, must handle the occasional dig from mom and dad. But as bartenders, our professional choices challenge our families’ concepts of what adulthood and a stable career look like. Here are seven comments all bartenders have heard from their moms about their chosen profession.
1. “When are you getting a real job?”
Every bartender has heard this, at least once, from a family member, friend, or spouse. Part of it comes from a place of genuine concern, part of it comes from the tired notion that there is only one proper way to be an adult. Parents prepare us for the world they entered, but things have changed. A real job can mean a lot of things.