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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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6. Your workplace is only down the road.

Minimal effort and minimal petrol costs = WINNER.

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7. Tips. Enough said.

Will I get these benefits elsewhere? I doubt it very much.

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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.

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9. Drunk people are pure comedy to watch.

It’s like watching Geordie Shore, but in real life.

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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.

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11. Mixology is classed as a talent.

Probably, anyway.

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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.

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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.

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Graduates, don’t lose faith. We got this.

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