All Star Bartending School
All Star Bartending School
Getting out of the Marine Corps in a few months.. Questions about Bartending?
I’m getting out of the Marine Corps in July, and have no skills to fall back on. ( I’m an infantry machine gunner) The skills i do have that can transfer is speed, good memory, and competense. I think bartending would be good for me because i love to drink, connect with people, and be social. ( And bartenders get laid, lol..
Anyways, i have no bartending experince at all, and i found a good Bartending School
I heard all this talk how bartending school is a waste just start out as a barback or a waiter and work your way up.. I would like to be actually trained to know how to bartend than rather be babied into doing it. I want to know how to do it when i get the job, and this school has all 5 star reviews and great things to say about it.. What do you think?
I think you will make a great bartender. You seem to want to get into it for all the right reasons! Anyway, I have been in the trade for over 15 years and my advice is to go ahead and take the class. I have taken several throughout my career and each one helped in one way or another. That being said, experience is still going to be your best teacher by far. Take the course, grab a job, listen to and watch the veteran bartenders. It sounds like you are already more competent than a lot of the donkeys working in this profession. Check out the blog I recently started about my experiences behind the bar I currently work at. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me there. I would be happy to help out in anyway I can. Best of luck!
The Black Penny stamp, also known as the Penny Black, was the first adhesive stamp to be used in the postal system. It was introduced to the postal system of the United Kingdom and Ireland on May 1, 1840 as part of the reforms suggested by Rowland Hill. Â All London post offices received official stamps to affix to the mail that went through them, but the practice of using the Penny Black did not immediately take hold throughout the country. Post offices in other parts of the country continued with their usual method of paying for mail, which often meant that the recipient was responsible for paying the postage.Â Â
The Penny Black was the brainchild of Sir Rowland Hill in an attempt to reform the postal system. His idea of affixing a prepaid stamp to each piece of mail was seen to have merit and so he was given a two year contract to run the new system in 1840. He ran a contest for a new stamp design, but none of the entries he received were deemed worthy of being the winner.Â His initial design had been that of a rough engraving of Queen Victoria as a young girl. Hill believed that it would be extremely difficult for forgers to duplicate this design. The stamp contained the word postage?and the denomination of the stamp, but there was no indication of the country name. At that time, this was the first time anyone used postage stamps and therefore it was unique to the United Kingdom.Â Â
The Penny Black was only in circulation for about a year. This was because the cancelled stamp of the postmaster was red and was very hard to see against the black background. This meant that many people were reusing the stamps and basically sending mail for free. The result was that the Treasury switched to the Penny Red and changed the colour of the cancellation mark to black. Â The printing process of the Black Penny postage stamp required eleven plates.
There were 240 stamps printed on a sheet and since perforation had not yet been invented, the stamps had to be cut apart using scissors. Although it is a collectorÂ¯ item, the Penny Black stamp is not a rare stamp. There were almost seventy million stamps printed in its short lifespan and many of these are still around today. It is readily available in collectors?circles with a used stamp in generally poor condition costing as little as $10. A stamp in mint condition, however, is much more costly at about $3000.Â Â
In addition to the stamp used for regular mail, there was an edition of the Black Penny printed for official use only. Such a stamp contains the letters V and R instead of the stars in the top corners, which are on the regular stamps. All government officials and offices received large numbers of these stamps, of which only a few exist, this making this form of the stamp a rare one.
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