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Question 1 of 14
Why do you need this job?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Great opportunity with room for advancement within a stable company.
2.
Well, I need this job to gain knowledge and experience in this field. In hopes to eventually be a bartender myself.
3.
I need a fast pace, job where I'm engaged and come home tired.
4.
I am looking for a job that can provide me a decent salary for a college student, and would one day like to become a bartender.
5.
Because I would love to transition working into night life and what better place to do it than somewhere where I can identify with that has possibility of growth?
6.
To be honest I need a job. This job in particular suits my life style. I have little to no social life as of now with law school in the future. This is a good outlet for me.
7.
To help save up for my college education and to hopefully purchase a new car.
8.
I love the idea of bartending. I wish to eventually become one if possible - here. Id be happy to devote the next 4 years of my life as a University student doing that.
9.
I need a fast pace, job where I'm engaged and come home tired.
10.
I need this job to enhance my skills from what ive learned on my course.
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Question 2 of 14
If you are currently a barback, why are you leaving your bar?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I am not currently a barback. But I am signed with a staffing agency that has provided me with barback work.
2.
I didn't work in a bar before.
3.
I am not a barback at the moment.
4.
I am not currently not a barback, but I have done numerous types of jobs, and barback would be a great experience for me. I love trying new things.
5.
I'm currently interested in getting back into hospitality because I like to interact with people.
6.
Looking for fair opportunities.
Question 3 of 14
Are you an honest person? Would you try giving out a few beers to your friends?
User-Submitted Answers
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I am an honest person. And wouldn't take liberties upon myself that would jeopardize the goodwill my superiors have placed in me.
2.
I am a completely honest person. And as far as just giving out a few beers to people, I would never just give something to someone if its not coming out of my own pocket.
3.
No, I wouldn't risk my job or the sake of the bar for a couple of underage friends.
4.
As long as they are of age and have the money to pay for the drinks.
5.
Yes I'm honest and no, everyone needs to pay. We have a business to run.
6.
Yes I am an Honest person. I dont really have that many friends that would come here asking for favors.
7.
Yes I am honest, no I wouldnt if policy was against it.
8.
Most definitely that's not allowed. I would rather just pay for the drinks myself. Unless Ive been in the company long enough to ask the boss if that is possible to do.
9.
No, I wouldn't risk my job or the sake of the bar for a couple of underage friends.
10.
Yes. Yes I would give a few beers to the if they pay for it.
Question 4 of 14
Have you been to this bar before?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes and enjoy I the establishment immensely.
2.
I have been and always has fond memories here.
3.
No I haven't been here. Several of my friends love this place and do want to bring me here.
4.
Yes, a few times. Sometimes I run into old friends here which is always fun.
5.
No I have not but I've researched you guys and you had really great reviews.
6.
No I havent, but I would love to know more about this place.
7.
No I'm interested in it.
Question 5 of 14
Do you enjoy working in a bar atmosphere? What do you like about it?
User-Submitted Answers
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The stimulus and activity is what I enjoy the most. Being in an active environment motivates my work ethic. People are having a good time which fosters cheerful among the staff and patrons.
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I like the energy, the music, the people and it just gives off this vibe that makes me want to stay here.
3.
The constant action and general vibe is great.
4.
I think I would love working behind the bar, due to the fact that the job seem like it is fast paced and I will be on the move constantly.
5.
I love fast paced environment like this. Time flies by and when it's jamming/busy it's exciting and fun to work quickly with the busy flow.
6.
Yes. I love the social atmosphere. I dont have much of a social.
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I love the people mostly. I love the aspect of serving guests drinks that I personally made while having a nice conversation.
8.
The constant action and general vibe is great.
9.
Yes, lively, good music. Everyone is out of work, enjoying themselves. I like to think if I had the money and time I'd be doing the same.
10.
I do like it. I like the customers and the atmosphere. Everyone is usually having a good time.
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About Barback

March 6th, 2017

A barback is a bartender's assistant. Known as runners in Europe, barbacks do all of the behind-the-scenes work that a busy bartender does not have time to attend to. Two of the main jobs you will be responsible for as a barback include re-stocking the ice and making sure that the bartender has a steady supply of clean glasses for all types of drinks. Other responsibilities include maintaining stocks, clearing empty glasses, changing kegs and restocking mixers and cleaning the premises.

There are no minimum educational requirements but you must be above 18 years of age. Some bars require barbacks to be minimum 21 years old since that is the legal drinking age in the US. You must be prepared to work efficiently and quickly in this job. Weekends in particular can be exceptionally busy and the bartender will be relying on you to keep things moving along smoothly so all of the patrons are happy. You must be a people's person to work as a barback as you will be required to interact with customers. Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills are essential requirements.

Get some experience in a smaller pub before seeking a barback job in a larger establishment. The reputation of leading pubs hinges on their staff and prospective employers will be extremely picky when hiring a barback.

If you have experience working as a barback and you know the basics job requirements, your interview will be fun. In addition to asking you why you want to work as a barback, your interviewer will also ask you questions to test your knowledge about different types of alcohol and how they are served. They will also give you a mock situation to gauge how you would react to irate or drunk customers.