On the Job
Some Bartenders serve customers directly. Others prepare drinks for wait staff to serve to restaurant patrons.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Communicate with customers to resolve complaints or ensure satisfaction.
- Cook foods.
- Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
- Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies.
- Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
- Coordinate activities of food service staff.
- Manage food service operations or parts of operations.
- Arrange tables or dining areas.
- Clean food service areas.
- Clean tableware.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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