Where Does Honesty Get You These Days?

Behind the Bar-A +A
DAVID T. KRATT | For Ohio Tavern News
Published: 04/15/2014

So what is honesty?

I’m not asking the bartenders who give our profession a bad name. You’ve heard the stories. They pad tabs with extra drinks or charge a dollar or so extra for each round with cash sales and have their “system” so the cash drawer comes out right each shift and bar costs are in line each month.

Those bartenders’ moral compasses are broken.

I’m asking the bartenders who try to be honest but, when opportunities present themselves, that little voice in your head sometimes makes navigating the honest course a little confusing.