What do you do when customers hit on you? It’s a common occurrence for bartenders, particularly female bartenders, and in the context of service and hospitality it can be a very tricky situation. It is often the kind of attention that is unwanted and inappropriate, but it is also very nuanced and complex. There is a lot of emotion involved, ideas about consent, thoughtfulness and understanding. It’s an opportunity to teach someone what is right or wrong, and it’s also a situation that could potentially end very badly.
My guest today is Celia Camacho. She has worked in the industry since 2010 at some incredible bars including Blind Tiger and Trick Dog, and she has had a lot of experience dealing with being hit on at work. Celia had many bad experiences to share, but also a many situations that ended up being positive. She also had great advice about how to take care of yourself when these things happen.
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