A Bartending Career in Chicago:
In todays Illinois and NW Indiana job market, many bartenders have relayed their corporate horror stories to us. Job layoffs, downsizing, reduced benefits, longer hours, no appreciation by the company, reduced wages and a general dissatisfaction with their chosen career.
Is it Time For a Career Change?
Many have told us that they just couldn't take it anymore! The kids are getting older and college tuition is coming up, or the kids are gone and it's time to do something that they would enjoy.
Bartending is a great break from the grueling pace of the corporate world. A good bartender can earn a substantial living that is better than a lot of corporate jobs that require more expensive and longer schooling. It is also a great second income to help pay bills and can be a security blanket to fall back on when it's needed, regardless of where you live. All 50 states need bartenders
Did You Know?
A professional bartender with schooling and experience can usually find work within a week of looking and can start making tips right away.
There is no starting at the bottom and working your way up in bartending. A bartender can earn $100 to $300 a day in wages and tips right out of school.
An experienced bartender can switch jobs easily if they want a change of environment or different pace. Switching jobs is the norm for our industry and is not frowned upon so long as the bartender quits with a notice for a good reason.
Where Do You Want to Work Today?
In addition, many larger bars and restaurants offer full benefits for employees, and bartenders working for major hotels or airlines often receive additional perks like greatly reduced lodging and air fare.
A bartending career allows people the freedom to choose a work environment that matches their personality. A good bartender can work anywhere in the country, or in the world.
Some bartenders might prefer the hotel or country club environment, while others enjoy the charm of neighborhood bars, or the excitement of nightclubs. Whatever your preference, bartending can offer fun & profitable surroundings.
Bartending is a skill that once it’s achieved, will be remembered throughout your life. It's like riding a bike, driving a car or knowing how to swim. Once you learn the skills they will be forever embedded in your memory and can be called upon regardless of your age or where you live around the world.