Well according to Jon Taffer (world renowned bar expert), running a bar is not just a business, it’s a science. So technically, if you were running a bar you would be involved in a science.
If running a bar were a business and a science, we might be interested in knowing how many alcoholics it takes to make a bar profitable.
We might ask, how many destroyed families does it take to make a bar profitable? How much alcoholic violence does it take to make bar profitable? How many ruined lives does it take to make a bar profitable? How many alcoholic deaths on the roads does it take to make a bar profitable?
OP: Now why would you think that tending a bar is easy, hmmm? Or even less worthwhile than being a doctor? I can say that a great bartender has brought me a hell of a lot more joy than most doctors I deal with.
A friend of mine is shift manager in my city's largest bar, I have learnt a fair bit about the running of such an establishment from him. I class him as ESFJ, although I am not entirely sure. We get along well, and while he finds the quantity of work to deal with quite difficult, he enjoys the work in itself making it easy enough for him to do. I use that as an example because he suspects I would fit in the same way as he has, although turning up five days a week to do the same thing sounds tragic.
I do stand by the statement, however, that in terms of expertise, qualification, and workload, doctoring is several times harder than bartending. As for worthwhile, I mean it in a quantitative sense. I blatantly couldn't do doctoring purely because of the previous two sentences.
Originally Posted by Jaguar
I don't aim for jobs, targets, and obligations above or below my ability. I simply do what interests me.
I'm very happy for you.
Last edited by Chuffney; 06-25-2014 at 02:48 PM.
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