Act 263

Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose

Now, I live in a relatively small town. And while we might not have all the amenities of a big town, most every weekend, there are great community events to attend. Wine fests, hockey games, concerts, plays, fundraisers, gallery openings. What most of these events have in common is the need for a bartender.

To tend bar in BC, you need a Serving It Right certificate. A friend of mine, who happens to organize many of the above, suggested that I should get my Serving It Right. For $35, I could go online, study the course and take the test. Then I could work a few of these events. So I did (and I passed thankfully – it’s been awhile since I had to take a test for anything).

I’ve spent most of my life working in an office. Except for my first job. I worked at McDonalds. I learned a lot, worked hard, made a bit of spending money. My favourite part was working with the public. I miss that.

Last night, I worked my first shift tending bar at a community concert. It was fun. I saw many friends, listened to some great music and made a bit of money while I was at it. Go figure, I still like working with the public.

I hope to do a bit more of it in the months to come. It’s a great night out. I learned alot, worked hard, made a bit of spending money. That first job at McDonalds taught me plenty. Plenty indeed.

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2 thoughts on “Act 263

  1. Good on you Louise!  Likely one of the best $35 you could have spent, and, it is fun to do a “career change” even if for only a few hours!  You get some $$$, maybe some tips, and have the opportunity to chat w/people!  A good study in the humanities!  And, with the festive season (groan!) just around the corner, there w/b numerous opportunities to pick up a few functions!   Penny

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