I currently work a register and am way too old to keep making crap money. I'm 20, about 20 minutes from New Orleans, and want to become a bartender. I'm in school and don't plan on making it a career, but I do plan to be doing this for the next ~4 years if the money is where I think it will be.
I'll hopefully be making more money, but more importantly I'll actually be able to go socialize and be in a decent scene (I go out often). I'm excited about the prospect, so here's the skinny on me making this topic.
A close friend attended Crescent City School of Gaming & Bartending (hope I got that name right - if not it's damned close) for their dealing classes. Because he took a 5 week class he has a free pass to their 2 week bartending class, and I'm heading over there tomorrow to haggle them into letting me use his pass since I'm pretty damned broke. Assuming I graduate from the 2-week class and am proficient to a reasonable standard how difficult will it be to find work? I have no food-service experience.