While working at my marketing and communications internship I still do bar work to earn money. It’s a love hate relationship. I love the relaxed atmosphere, socializing and general fun that can be had, but the 4am finishes and drunken idiots start to take their toll on me.
I think bar work is a fantastic profession, and if your good at it there is definitely money to be made and fun to be had. I am rapidly approaching a point however where I’m going to need to find a job that has a more sensible schedule yet still allows me time to help out at my internship, which will hopefully lead itself to a fruitful career in content creation and marketing.
But it’s funny, I don’t really want to let go of bar work. It’s something I’ve done since I was 18 and something I can actually safely say i’m really good at. The thought of maybe applying for management positions or putting away money to eventually buy a bar of my own have crossed my mind before. And if I hadn’t gone to university I think that’s exactly what I’d do, but ever since I’ve started getting into the world of startups and marketing and found awesome ways to put the skills I learnt from my degree to use I’ve found a new passion that I’m desperate to pursue.
So it looks like I’m going to have to pull my last pint in the imminent future, but I’m going to hold on for a few more months I think. Then, hopefully, take my place on the right side of the bar forever after.
(image courtesy of Sensibly Insane)