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The Best Shoes For Bar Work

Published 23, Aug 2019

 

How do you see yourself when you imagine yourself at work behind the bar? Smartly dressed? Sleeves rolled up? A big smile on your face? What about the type of shoes you’re wearing? Though the first three things are important, your shoes are probably the most significant part of your uniform.

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Topics: Life @ Work, Workplace Footwear

7 Goals Every Bartender Should Have This Year

Published 09, Jul 2019

Learning new techniques, improving on different skills and having a passion for your craft. These are just some of the traits you should have if you want to be the best bartender in your team and progress. To improve even more this year, consider perfecting a new skill and have these seven goals to work towards.

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Topics: Life @ Work, Bartender

Bartender Problems: The 15 Problems Only Bar Staff Will Understand

Published 29, May 2019

We know that being a bartender isn't always the easiest job in the world. Just like most careers, there are highs and lows of working as a bartender. Here are the 15 problems only bar staff will understand.

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Topics: Life @ Work, Bartender

The Bartender Uniform Checklist

Published 09, May 2019

Restaurants and bars have many different policies on what their bartenders can wear. Keep reading to find out what we’ve included in our checklist for a bartender uniform, so you know where to start and why it’s so important.

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Topics: Life @ Work, Bartender

Foot Care Tips for Waitresses: How to Look After Your Feet

Published 25, Jul 2018

How often do you think about your feet? They go through so much and they’re usually taken for granted. Working long shifts on your feet, walking thousands of steps a day and sometimes wearing the most uncomfortable of shoes, it's surprising our feet don't go on strike!

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Topics: Life @ Work

7 Simple Restaurant Hygiene Rules All Servers Should Know

Published 04, Dec 2017

You go out for your Friday night evening meal with your family. Imagine your waiter comes over to your table and you can see he has dirt under his nails, uses a dirty-looking cloth to wipe the table. His uniform looks dirty and, when he goes to take your order, he snorts loudly and wipes his nose with the back of his hand. Do you assume the kitchen and the whole restaurant is unclean and run for the door? As a member of staff, you're a representation of your establishment, and your hygiene and habits should match accordingly.

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Topics: Life @ Work

What Causes Cashier Shoulder Pain and How Can I Prevent It?

Published 06, Nov 2017

From troublesome customers to foot fatigue, cashiers are on their feet all day in retail or sitting down in banks or supermarkets, which makes them susceptible to cashier back pain, foot injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and other common injuries. But some of the worst pain can happen when cashiers get a shoulder injury. What causes cashier shoulder pain and how can I prevent it?

 

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Topics: Life @ Work

How Much Do Digital Menu Boards Cost and Are They Worth It?

Published 06, Nov 2017

Technology is the way of the future and that means even fast-casual restaurants and others would do well to embrace trends. Whilst you don’t want so much technology in your restaurant that it looks like Times Square, Shibuya Crossing, or Piccadilly Circus - because customers will most likely be overwhelmed - a balance of having video-driven digital menu boards with static imagery will work well for any establishment.

 

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Topics: Life @ Work

Are Bartending Schools Worth It?

Published 13, Oct 2017

Mixing cocktails and pulling pints for hoards of excited customers on a night out makes bartending a demanding, but exciting job prospect. Bartending careers have exciting prospects, and if your establishment encourages tips, you can go home flush for cash. So, if you want to be a bartender, which is the best route to land a job? Is it better to attend a bartending school, or just learn on the job? Opinions differ, but are bartending schools worth it?

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Topics: Life @ Work

11 Ideas for Hotel Employee Incentive Programs

Published 10, Oct 2017

Everyone loves free things and millennials are no exception. Studies show that millennials are willing to work incredibly hard for the companies that employ them, but they search for companies with perks - and not just higher salaries.

 

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Topics: Life @ Work