Following Bar Work Advice's April survey of 201 hospitality workers, the BBC did a poll of over 6,000 men and women, one of the largest ever conducted into sexual harassment in the workplace. The survey found similar results to those of Bar Work Advice's original survey, of which the full article can be viewed here. The … Continue reading BBC Report Confirms Bar Work Advice’s April Harassment Survey Results
From barworkadvice's original survey on harassment, many respondents claimed to be unsure as to whether or not they had been harassed. If you're feeling a little confused about your treatment in the workplace and if it makes you feel uncomfortable, then it's probably wrong. David Williams, the Media Officer for the Union of Shop, Distributive … Continue reading Union advice for harassment
“100 per cent rise in hate crimes since Brexit” The triggering of Article 50 for Britain’s exit from the EU has left many in the hospitality sector feeling insecure about their future. Across England and Wales there was a 27 per cent rise in hate crimes since the Brexit vote, with some areas even reporting … Continue reading Brexit & You
A recent survey revealed that 90.4 per cent of bar and waiting staff had been verbally harassed at work. The survey of 201 staff also exposed a major problem of sexism in the workplace, with 75 per cent of all women surveyed admitting to having been harassed...
The government's 2017 Budget has been announced, but how is it affecting bar and waiting staff? With zero-hour contracts, minimum wage and Mike Ashley thins are hardly looking bright. Read below to find out what matters to you in this year’s budget...
Interested in beer, but don't know where to begin? Get to the root of the issue and take a course in cellar training. Not as cool and hip as flair and mixology training, no, but you do spend about 90% less than those courses and you will be the golden girl of the team! Cask … Continue reading Cellar training
Tired of reeling off detailed advice to customers who only want the Echo Falls Zinfandel without question? Then why not embark on a sommelier course and take your wine knowledge to the next level. A sommelier, or 'wine steward' is basically a wine professional who is trained in pairing foods and wines and choosing wines … Continue reading Sommelier training
The popularity of beer has been riding a constant uphill popularity in the past decade, and there's no sign of it stopping. Never before has a borderline drinking problem been masqueraded as a new hobby. Now when a pub is employing, they want you to know your beers. Wheat beer/lager/ale/pale ale/American pale ale/ India Pale … Continue reading Beer & Brewing training
Flair bartending is also referred to as extreme bartending and bar tricks. The term flair rose to fame in the mid-1990’s. Coincidentally just a few years after Tom Cruise's movie 'Cocktail' was released... Flair includes any manipulation of a bar tool such as a cocktail spoon, shaker or glass. Flair is now a business in its own … Continue reading Flair training
Ten reasons you know you work in a bar...