I got a job offer as a bartender that the main job is to flirt with customers , dress up all pretty(eye candy) and drink the alcohol customers offer. I am in WA state and i wonder if its legal for bartender to drink while on duty? I have MAST permit, and I am over 21. if its not, whats the penalty for it and is it just that I can not drink AT ALL, or allowed as long as i am not intoxicated?
From a potential civil liability stand-point it is important for you to either function as a B-girl or B-guy (drinking with customers) OR to function as a bartender/server, but not both. As just one example among many that could be offered to illustrate the wholesale untenability of this combo of duties, if you are under the influence of alcohol, your ability to exercise appropriate judgment in 86'ing customers -- a critical job requirement in terms of potential civil liability -- is negated. Your employer's liability carrier would have a very bad reaction to a disclosure that the same employee was drinking and responsible for members of the public not drinking to excess, for calling security in event of fights or violence, for maintaining safety of premises, etc. From a stand-point of potential premises liability, this is the single worst idea I have read on Avvo in many weeks.
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