Orderly with clear expectations, make friends and socialize
Bartender (Current Employee) – City Industry, CA – January 9, 2017
Bartender bulk work is servicing "servers" with sake, beer, cocktails, specialty drinks, tea, ice, and stock work at 4 percent compensation. So, create $100.00 of drinks while stocking the service station, receive $4.00 compensation, "servers" presumably make $16.00 on the drinks you made based on simplified 20% tip scenario.
At the bar, minimum wage days are more common than $100.00 days, due to sedate bar environment, such as no-volume TV game day, and sake-shots, for example, not really encouraged. More of a casual-enjoyable family environment than a loud-party environment.
Successful bartenders are of two types: the young millenial getting a start in mixed drinks while having fun and making friends, and the second-chance mature bartender that thrives in routine with minimal compensation expectations. Bartenders that serve tables increase income.
Expectations are clear, orderly work environment, make friends.
Minimal compensation, always stocking, no television volume.