I lost my job a month and a half ago, over some bullshyt going down at work. Anyways, it was somewhat a relief, because the job was a pain in the ass, and at the same time I was running a business so I thought it was more trouble than it was worth.
I have a good work ethic, and at my last job, never missed a day, never came in late for about 8 months, was a top seller and even got employee of the month for our region. It was one of those corporate server jobs... Anyways, I had wanted to be a bartender but they never gave me the opportunity. My brother in law owns a bar, and I asked him, and he said he'd try me as a part time bartender for events and stuff.
So I worked for him for free, because his bar is kind of tight, but also just to show I was for real about doing this...and I want to learn to be a bartender so I'll take the loss.
Anyways, he liked how I worked, so he offered me a job.
Now this is where I am, business is iffy and slow, but we still pull a decent crowd. He hired these two bartenders at the same time he hired me, and fired his old one. So we're all new.
One of the uys is my age, but from this town (this bar is located about an hour and a half outside of a major city.) He is a straight soldier, he brings in a crowd, is lively, peppy, fun, and is well liked in the area.
The other guy is from outside of the town like me. He is older, has a full time job, and is not as dedicate, it's extra cash for him.
My brother in law has been paying me, but kind of stiffing me, last week he gave me like 40% on tip out and tonight I'm unsure, but it was only 35 dollars (not sure if it was 33%).
Here is the thing, I don't know every drink known to man, but, I am a way harder worker and better liked by customers than the older guy. Shyt, better looking too. Yet, the older guy is favored by brother in law, even tho he doesnt give half a shit as much as I do, and doesn't work as hard.
I do as much or more sales than him in a night, and clean the whole bar more or less by myself, he doesn't clean anything. I want this bartender position, beacause as it is right now, we are all fighting for it. For me this is also more vital cash, because this guy has a decent salary job. There is not enough clienetele and tips coming in for all of is, and when it is slow, this older dude, will suggest my brother-in-law set me up in the back beer, which is beer only, in the smoking section, and I literally make like 15 bux a night plus wage.
What do you guys think I should do? I work harder, care more, and need more this money, than this guy im competing with. I'd like to drive him out of the picture, and work at my brother in laws bar, till I am a more skilled tender and get a job in a bar in the major city I live in.
How should I confront this? How would you confront this?