Users in this career have rated it a 2.1 in terms of their own personal satisfaction with the career. This figure represents an average taken from the responses of 442 MyPlan.com users during registration.
Users were asked to rate their happiness in their current occupation as being either "Very Happy" (4), "Happy" (3), "Mixed / Neutral" (2), "Not Happy" (1), or "Miserable" (0).
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Advice: Do not become a bartender if you do not enjoy people who are intoxicated. You must enjoy the "work" of bartending in order to get the tips - you should have the patience and the ability to verbally handle ANY situation! The pros are: meeting new people and of course, the cash! The cons: it can be a dangerous field dealing with strangers who are fine one second and over the edge the next second. I've bartended for 16 years and yes - I would choose the same profession again. Bartending is mentally and at times physically exhausting!!
The thing I would say about this career is that it is repetative work and there is more to the job then you might think there is. The pros for this job are as you might expect you get to comunicate with lot of different people of different ages, the job makes you more confident. The cons are definetly the unsociable working hours, the money isn't great and you can sometimes come across quite agressive customers. I would not recommend this career to anyone who thinks that it is the easy option because there is alot of tiresome hours involved, if I did my time over again I would still have choosen this career as I want to progress to the management side of things.