Gig of the Week


Came across this one on Craigslist:

Bartender Wanted at Tonga Hut
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Date: 2008-05-05, 1:23PM

Tonga Hut is hiring 1-2 bartenders that can work Wed, Thurs and Sat from 3p-8p. Please do not apply if you cannot work these specific shifts. Tonga Hut is a neighborhood bar in North Hollywood that also holds the distinction of being LA’s oldest Tiki Lounge. We are located at 12808 Victory Blvd near Coldwater Canyon. For questions please call 818-769-0708. Please come in to fill out an application after 4pm only. Training starts immediately as first shift is Wed May 14th.
• Location: 12808 Victory Blvd. N Hollywood CA 91606
• Compensation: Min + tips
• This is a part-time job.
• Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
• Phone calls about this job are ok.
• Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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I rolled into the Tonga Hut a few Saturdays ago and, yes, it seemed like they could use some fresher meat—and juice, now that you mention it. Of course, we love the joint for the history, the tiki darts, and the jukebox (Martin Denny and the Ramones?)—not the drinks. If I thought I could make it home in time for Lost on Thursdays, I’d take it myself. If this was Bahooka in Rosemead, I’d quit today.