Is it immoral to be a bartender?

Is being a bartender wrong? My mom wants to start bartending to make some extra money. I think it’s inappropriate and told her so. But she wants to know if it’s a sin. Any advice would be appreciated.

It is not inappropriate, immoral, or a sin to serve alcohol to customers. I presume it is now a standard part of a bartender’s education to learn how to cut off someone who has been drinking too much, how to deal with a drunken customer, and how to refuse service to a known alcoholic. If not, I recommend that your mother ask for such training, but I don’t see any other reason to worry. Responsible bartenders working for respectable establishments can earn a good living.

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