12 Reasons Why Having a Bar Job Makes You Question Whether You Need a Degree
That bar job was originally intended as a way to fund those double-vodkas on a night out, but here are some of the reasons why you might now be seriously considering it as a life choice…
1. You’re starting to believe higher education has betrayed your trust.
We all thought we’d leave university and fall into a full-time job instantly, we thought wrong.
2. Everybody at work likes you and you get on like a house on fire.
Prospective employers seem so judgemental and frightening, but these people will love you no matter what.
3. And of course, the customers adore you too.
Having drinks bought for you regularly is just one of the benefits of your relationship with them…
Can't say no to free drinks at work 😜
— Kayls (@KayleighBrownnX) April 9, 2017
4. The free food really sways you away from a job in the ‘real’ world.
Will I get free food sat in an office with a real job? Me thinks not.
5. You have virtually all the free time to do as you please.
First dibs on all the new clothes when the shops open while everybody else is at work. MWAHAHA.
6. Your workplace is only down the road.
Minimal effort and minimal petrol costs = WINNER.
7. Tips. Enough said.
Will I get these benefits elsewhere? I doubt it very much.
First shift behind the bar tonight, got so many tips and had a laugh with strangers who acted like best friends…. Not a bad job 🙌🍹🍷🍻🍺🍸
— ⭐️ Clo ⭐️ (@Chloee_Proctor) March 28, 2015
8. Staying slim is a perk of being bar-staff.
Surely sitting down at a desk all day would cause me to eat infinite amounts of food, whereas I could stay working here and basically burn calories 24/7.
9. Drunk people are pure comedy to watch.
It’s like watching Geordie Shore, but in real life.
10. You can learn so many different skills in a bar.
I mean…Experience in customer service, cash handling, time management, working under pressure AND being in a team. I’m basically CV royalty now.
11. Mixology is classed as a talent.
12. Thankfully, you still don’t meet the student loan threshold yet.
This hard-earned cash is staying in my pocket for exciting times ahead.
But realistically, you know that the degree you worked so hard to get will benefit you one day.
I didn’t go through blood, sweat and tears to be doing this job forever. Tempting as it is.
Graduates, don’t lose faith. We got this.