The continuing tales of my part-time bartending adventures.

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April 22nd, 2018

April 23, 2018
It was weird night. That's not to say it was a bad one, particularly, but it had a weird taste to it. The parking lot looked reasonably busy for a Sunday night, but not much bus traffic.  The casino felt rather 'loud' when I went in to get my money for the evening, yet still…
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    April 22, 2018
    Well, all good things come to an end, as they say. No, not like that. I'm still gainfully employed and nothing's occured to make that be otherwise. But as we come to the latter quarter of the month of April, all the vacancy in the schedule is reversing itself and soon the hours will diminish…
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  • April 20th, 2018 {SB}
    April 21, 2018
    Over to the service bar for Friday night. I arrive about on time, go collect my cash drawer with my usual weekend addition on top of it, and get set up for the evening's work. True to her word, Charon has seen to it that I am much more stocked and ready to roll than…
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  • April 19th, 2018
    April 20, 2018
    So I'm about halfway through the FMLA extra-shift coverage I'm doing for the month.  Probably 2, mabye 3 more four-day runs to milk for all they're worth, assuming that Cherry is back on her feet and doctor-cleared to return to barkeep duties.  No further news about Jerry the Older, either, at pr...
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  • April 15th, 2018
    April 16, 2018
    The parking lot looked a bit empty as I drove in.  I put it down to a combination of unseasonally snowy nonsense on the ground and the threat of more to come.  Nonetheless, I clocked in on time, picked up my Sunday money, walked over to the Lounge and found our day bartender getting packed…
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  • April 14th, 2018
    April 15, 2018
    Back to the Lounge for the Saturday night shift. Behind the bar : myself, and Abby.  Charon has the supervisory wheel. Mary and Haley are our sole cocktail girls.  (I'll note for posterity here that we are extremely short-staffed.  We are not in a teensy casino. We've seen 6/7 at top capacity for...
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    April 14, 2018
    Ah, service bar, my old friend. How I've missed you. That probably needs a little explanation. In our establishment (a casino) we have two bars.  The primary dispensary of booze is known simply as The Lounge.  There was in its past a contest to give it a proper name, but nothing ever came of it&h...
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  • April 12th, 2018
    April 13, 2018
    It was with some reluctance that I entered the Lounge this evening. Not just because the parking lot looked like things were dreadfully slow, and not just because I knew I had a trainee bartender in my space, meaning I'd make less overall money. The main thing was that it was Granny Nobs' last ev...
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  • April 8th, 2018
    April 9, 2018
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  • April 7th, 2018
    April 8, 2018
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