Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tending the Bar

This summer I am pouring in the tasting room of a Temecula winery. I make wage plus tips and commission. The money is FREAKING AMAZING. I only work 3 days a week. Which leads me to wonder if I am really the right line of work. I mean, wine makes the world a better place, am I right? Especially with how education is being funded in California.....

I can see why people get into this industry and stay. The people are fun, the money is good, etc. You can make the starting salary of a teacher in some districts just working behind the bar. You make way more than subbing. How are people supposed to be motivated to pursue an education (or work in education) when it is so tempting to just stay put?

Good thing I love teaching. The work is rewarding and I know I am helping to make a positive impact on my community. But, I would also love to pour wine as a summer job anywhere they will take me. I love meeting new people, talking about wine, and being able to just be a fun twenty something. And the extra spending money is nice to.


  1. Sounds like a really fun summer job! I am a teacher too, next year I may skip out on summer school and find something similar just for a change of pace.

    I am enjoying your running commentary. I have actually gotten off my butt this summer and started walking/jogging....I'm on week 7 and I feel great!

  2. It is nice to hang out with the big kids every once and a while, lol. I am super stoked you like my blog, I feel like an official blogger now that I have a new person following me!

    I am not sure where you live, but I know that summer is super hard to stick to a running schedule. 78 degrees and 85 percent humidity at 7:30 am does not motivate me what so ever!