Dani’s World. Get OUT of Bartending!
When he sold that restaurant to the new owner, the new owner came in and deep cleaned the place and found a series of bugs in the restaurant, microphones.
I was frustrated because as a bartender there, you really didn’t make as much money as the servers. So I wanted to serve. So I put up this big fight about wanting to be a server. So they made me a server.
That’s my experience with bars and restaurants is people aren’t paid enough to care what your opinion is. And people aren’t paid enough to follow up on the problems that make it really difficult to just do your job.
We always felt like someone was watching, no matter what time of day or night, no matter what we were doing. You couldn’t slip up. You just couldn’t slip up, if you wanted to keep your job.
The money, even though it was there, my Manhattan expenses plus my need to constantly get out of the city and go home, take a vacation, come home to St Augustine, Florida, see my family, see my friends.
Make all these exciting plans to travel. I’ve made so many plans in my life to get on a plane, go here, go there.
Knowing that you’re meant for something so much bigger, you just don’t know what it is yet.
If you know that feeling, trapped, right, trapped in the crappy job with the crappy boss, clocking in, clocking out, being on someone else’s time, but knowing somewhere back there that you’re meant for something bigger and better, I can help you.
That was so important was to not have our value questioned and to not have our intentions questioned that we would bend over backwards and do just about anything to please somebody, to people, please. We were the ultimate people pleasers.
We put our income first over ourselves. I do that. I did that. I’m not a bartender anymore, but when I was a bartender and when I was a server, I put my income first.