Have you ever though of becoming a bartender? Probably when you were a little more younger and a little more crazy. Bartender position might have seemed an exciting one. Probably it still does.
Well, bartender position is one no one probably would like staying in for a whole life. It has some obvious disadvantages: it's mostly a night time job and this fact influences your day schedule a lot, it's a rather nervous and exhausting job - imagine you're up on your feet all night, shifting from one customer to another, keeping your eye on each one of them. Plus it's mostly a part time job so after such a night you'll have to go to your studies or to your other job. Yes, and bartender position is not such a well-paid position. If you're lucky and qualified enough you may get a job at some luxurious place which means you'll be earning a little more than a bartender in some overage bar. Still most bartenders mostly hope on tips to improve their financial state.
Still people attend bartender schools, pass all kinds of training, form bartender communities, get their certificates - all in order to get a bartender position somewhere.
A few words should be said about these bartender schools. There are so many of them though one might wonder what do they teach in there? Bartending? Is it such an academic discipline? Well, they do really teach a lot there. People come to these schools not only when they want to become a bartender but when they already are in bartender position and want to update or to improve their knowledge and skills. Plus most of these schools will help you with finding a job, they aren't guaranteeing anything but yet.
The first thing any bartender needs to knows - is how to do all this mixing. They call these lists of more than a thousand cocktail recipes - a bartender bible. Of course none of bartender knows them all by heart. Still that a shorter list that every bartender is supposed to know. Plus they teach the history of the profession, history of some drinks, the peculiarities of different liquor types.
Second thing they teach at the classes is how to deal with all the equipment - coolers, shakers and so on. These two points seem to cover the most part of bartender job, yet it only seems, so there are some more disciplines of a high importance.
You'll learn some etiquette rules and tips, learn how to deal with customers in various situations, how to handle money right plus you'll learn all the necessary information about alcohol awareness, legalities of the business, get some heath practices and finally graduate with a professional bartender certificate.
After all bartender is a rather high-popular job. On the web you may even find a virtual bartender which though has a little in common with the profession, either you may find huge drinks listings which are a little more useful for the bartender position. After all every part-time bartender has a prospective of making a career in restaurant business and might once become a bar or a restaurant manager or even an owner.