You’re going to have to be nice to people because this is the service industry and honestly, your customers deserve the absolute best. But you don’t want to be too nice and find yourself taken advantage of.
It’s lame to say, but people will try to take advantage of your good nature. Be professional, flexible, and firm.
You should also know that people will hit on you a lot– you’ve got a good paying job, you’re hot, and you know how to have fun. Getting romantically involved with customers is usually a bad idea, though. Don’t shit where you eat, as they say. If you’re not good at setting boundaries, you’ll probably want to avoid this line of work.
The Friend Zone
Don’t treat your friends too well! They should be there to support you, not the other way around. Instead of charging next to nothing on a tab, give them the same service you’d give any good customer. If someone consistently comes in with the expectation of you hooking them up, you should know they’re not your friend and you need to be assertive.
When The Party is Over
Cutting someone off will be one of the hardest things you’ll have to do. Some people just love to push their limit and unfortunately, it’s bound to happen on one of your shifts.
You shouldn’t have to tell a grown ass man when he’s done, but adulthood and responsibility don’t always go hand in hand. Laying down the law’s 100% on you.
This is your domain and your responsibility, and how you handle the situation will dictate how it affects you and your money. If you got ‘em, don’t be afraid to ask security for a hand, but never rely on anyone else to do this part of the job for you.