If you've ever worked in the service industry, you know that the most sought after job is behind the bar. Tending bar is THE position you want to be in to make lots of money and have the best time.
Bartenders rule, there's no question about it. While all jobs in the service industry are hard work -- you are on your feet for up to 10 hours at a time, swamped with orders and almost always in the weeds -- when you're doing it from behind a bar, it's a whole lot more fun.
Bartenders not only have access to all the booze -- major perk -- but they're also essentially sitting (er, standing) in the power seat because everyone wants to get their hands on said booze. Servers have to be good to their bartenders if they want their drink orders to come out quickly, and customers have to do the same. They've positioned themselves well at work -- and in life. But that's not the only reason bartenders are better at life than the rest of us.