18 Things You Learn To Hate About Working In A Bar When You’re A Student
As a student, going to bars and clubs is often what you look forward to doing in order to let your hair down. But it’s a completely different experience being on the other side of the bar.
1. Extreme tiredness.
Not ideal at any stage of life, but really not ideal during exam period.
2. Trying to interpret intoxicated speech.
If you wanted to learn another language, you’d have done a languages degree.
3. Feeling jealous of everyone else’s revelry.
You’ve had a hard week too.
4. Listening to the DJ play the same songs over and over again.
You definitely need to hear Uptown Funk 25 times in one night.
5. Large groups of people ordering drinks one by one.
Drinks rounds are wonderful things.
6. Customers clicking or waving at you.
Yep, not going to get served any quicker by doing that.
7. Having no weekends.
You just want to know what a student’s Saturday night without work feels like.
8. Dealing with customers who think they can do your job better than you can.
Do you want to pour this pint? DO YOU?
9. Waiting for people to decide what they want.
No rush….not rush at all.
10. Silly questions.
Nope, no lager sold here…in a bar.
11. Going to bed when the sun’s coming up.
What is a sleep pattern?
12. Weird eating habits…even for a student.
Breakfast at 1pm, lunch at 6pm and dinner at 4am.
13. Learning to endure the smell of Sambuca.
It just lingers…and lingers…
14. Forever stinking of beer.
Not exactly your perfume of choice.
15. Friends fishing for discounts you can’t offer.
Avoid eye contact or hide until they’ve got a drink.
16. Cheesy chat up lines.
Thanks but no thanks.
17. Trying to ignore PDA.
Do they realise they’re still in public?
18. Finally getting through a hectic night and then realising you still need to clean up.
And be up bright and early for your 9am seminar in a couple of hours…