The wonderful Joe at joebartender.com has posted an interview we did together…
How did you go about getting your first bartending gig? Was it tough to land your first one?
Through the campus job center, I found – and was hired for – two jobs on the same day. One was bussing dishes in a little mom-and-pop restaurant. The other was bartending during the day at a neighborhood tavern. I’m naturally very shy and wanted to overcome my fear of speaking in public, so I decided I’d be a bartender for the summer. It ended up being a perfect fit, so I stayed there for four years.