It’s Bartender Appreciation Day. Lockdown may officially be over, but many people in the service industry are still out of work. Those who aren’t are not seeing the same number of customers as pre-pandemic, meaning loss of wages for those depending on gratuities. If you are among the revelers venturing out this holiday season, please remember to tip your bartender and wait staff well. If you aren’t, but miss the local pub where everybody knows your name, I’m sure they’d be happy to receive a festive card including a monetary gift. You can also donate to several organizations dedicated to offering relief in the form of grants, funds, and emergency assistance for people in the hospitality industry.
Tending bar can be fun, and rewarding. But it’s also hard work, at times very stressful, and you are often subjected to harassment and disrespect from the clientele. Show your gratitude for good service, past and present.
Belly on up, Deadsplinters. What are ya having this evening?