Bar Manager (Male, Age 33) in Newport, OR

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleBar Manager
Salary$32,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week
Company Size(not answered)
LocationNewport, OR
Years Experience3 years

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Years in Career0
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Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
It is a local pub. we only have 5 employees.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I make drinks, place orders, and do cleaning. I also cook sometimes

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
none

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well paid

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes it does. I like to work with others. It helps the time pass by quicker on slow days.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
It is a small local pub. I like it alot. The only thing that I do not like is it gets kinda smokey sometimes from all the smokers.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 8
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 6
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 3

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am
8am to 9am
9am to 10amarrive at work around 9:30
10am to 11amWipe down tables and bar. Turn on oven and lights. Count money from previous day
11am to 12pmGet ready for the lunch crowd. fill ice machine. Make a quick trip to the bank to make daily deposit
12pm to 1pmServe the lunch crowd. It gets busy around this time and sometimes is hard to keep up with all the orders. Make sure bar is stocked.
1pm to 2pmMy lunch break
2pm to 3pmArrive back at work and go through and make sure ice is full and bar is stocked.
3pm to 4pmPretty slow around this time. Just spend time making sure everything is in it’s place and is clean. Make sure all bottles are stocked.
4pm to 5pmTalking to customers and filling orders. I am off at 5 so I make sure everything is stocked and all tables and the bar is wiped down before I go.
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
newspaper

What was the application process?
submitted resume and had interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes I did. It was a 1 on 1 interview with the owner. It was simply questions about my people skills and previous bartending jobs.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
pretty much just about my experience in the bartending field.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. They tought me how to use the fryer and how to cook the few items we offer and how to work the register.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes there is. I have had previous jobs in this field. I went to a bartebding school to learn. I had to also train on a cash register and learn how to cook a few things.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Well, the bartending school I attended helped alot. I learned how to interact with people and ho to make many different drinks.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
goto a bartending school. There are many things that need to be learned for my position.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
must be organized and have good people skills. You have to communicate with many different types of people.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
you should goto a bartending class

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
just to be patient and to be friendly to the customers

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes it is. I like my job and make a good living doing it. I also have very flexable hours.

What are your current career goals?
I would like to continue what I do now and eventually open up my own bar. I feel I could easily do this soon with all the experience I have now.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
It is a very fun job and can be very rewarding.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1bar manager2 years28000Bar manager, make drinks prepare food, place orders
Prior Job 2bartender1.5 years28000make and serve drinks

Educational background

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High School GPA:3.5

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College (Undergraduate)
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Graduate or Professional
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