You can take the bartender out of the bar, but you can’t take bar life out of a former barkeep. Some former bar staff move on to new careers and industries, but, after a break, some need to come home again. From missing the camaraderie to hating your early morning alarm, here are seven signs you need to return to bartending.
1. At the company happy hour, you’d rather be behind the bar serving your co-workers than making small talk with them.
Awkward small talk is a part of most work environments, but as a bartender, you can always escape the small talk by feigning busy work. As an office worker trapped at an employee happy hour, you’ve got to fake a phone call to get out of there. If, as a former barkeep, you find yourself staring wistfully at the liquor bottles as your boss drones on about quarterly projections, maybe it’s time to get back behind the stick.