Today, nobody bullies you for your worldview at work any more
Bedřich Bárta was born on the 3rd of May in 1952 in the village of Úsobí in the Vysočina region as the fourth child of Anna and Bedřich Bárta. His father had worked as an administrator in the Úsobí distillery since 1936. The family were practising Catholics and Bedřich’s father organised trips to various pilgrimage sites in the 1960’s. After finishing basic school, Bedřich started studying at secondary technical school focusing on food production in Pardubice. In 1973, he got married and moved to his wife’s to Česká Třebová. At the end of the 1970‘s, his parents signed the Charter 77; they got to know about it through Marta Kubišová who lived in the nearby Pohled u Havlíčkova Brodu. Despite his tainted dossier, Bedřich became a brewmaster in the Jihlava brewery. After the fall of the Communist régime, the brewery director delegated him to negotiate about privatisation at the concerned ministries. Despite his effort, the brewery went through the voucher privatisation and at the end, it was acquired by the Schwarz family of brewers from Zwettl in Lower Austria. The brewery did not do exactly well in the hands of the new owners so Bedřich quit and started a new job in the Krušovice brewery. Nowadays (2002), Bedřich works as a sales representative for several food companies, such as the ZON lemonade factory of Třebíč or the Moravia brewery.