Category: The Awkward Bartender

The Restaurant Revolution: Why I Left Industry and Why I’m Not Going Back

You can now listen to this blog pod as an episode of The Millennial Agenda Podcast! Click here or search The Millennial Agenda on your chosen podcast platform! When it comes to restaurants in the Orlando area, I am fully aware of who is and isn’t hiring. The “is” category outweighs the “isn’t” by a

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A Beginners Guide to Not Being an A-Hole at a Restaurant: Pandemic Edition

Alright people- this is happening. Frankly, it’s been a long time coming. I’ve been working in restaurants for over four years now and, for the most part, I’ve kept my server rage to myself. A lot of times I’ll think about writing something in the moment and then I don’t end up doing it because

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Sometimes You Have To Ask Yourself: What Would Beyonce Do?

I’m sure at some point any one of us has seen those mega-viral posts from servers or bartenders where a guest has left them a tip that changes their life. I’d be lying if I said that I’ve often gone into work and had an interaction with a guest that left me wondering if today

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I Can Feel the Devil Leaving My Body

There’s nothing like a touch of the flu to really get things going for you, am I right? Probably not. I’m not usually right about things. I got bitch-slapped with the plague this past weekend and it hasn’t been fun. It all started on Friday night when I was feeling a bit iffy at work.

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The Real World Is Less Fun Than I Remember

I’m back ya’ll! Actually, I’ve been back since Friday but I made the terrible mistake of immediately going back to work. Lesson learned- take a damn extra day off when returning from a trip in order to readjust to the real world again. The reality is that I work in the food-service industry and, unless

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I Am Really Not That Kind Of Bartender

It has been a weird week and I am fully aware that it is only Wednesday. Thankfully, aside from running some training classes, I’m free from direct human interaction for a few days. The last couple nights, however, have been a completely different story and while I don’t normally talk about work stuff on here

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