Yep... valets lose keys, and usually they are unknowingly left in other cars... and nobody knows where exactly the keys could be.
While I worked as a valet, I noticed it was very common for our customers to give us their entire key ring, with all of the keys to their life. BIG MISTAKE.
Give them ONLY the one key necessary to operate the car. And always... Read More
It's smart to get educated on this topic, because...
...damage happens. Keys get lost. Things go missing from inside the car.
I know because I have seen all of this firsthand. I worked as a valet for nearly 2 years.
Valet parking services can be wonderfully convenient. They can add an element of safety to a night out on the town. And usually everything goes perfectly, as you would expect.
But bad things do happen. I'd like to help you out with information that can substantially reduce your chances of being the victim of sloppy valet work. Read More
People are astonished when a valet service loses their keys. They can't fathom how this could possibly happen. And they think the odds of it happening are probably similar to being struck dead by a bolt of lightning.
Well, I was a valet worker for 2 years, and I can tell you it's not as uncommon as you might think.
And it didn't just happen where I worked... this is an industry-wide thing! (Really!)
If your keys are missing, it means to me you didn't have a game plan for smartly using valet parking services. More about this later.
What to do: Take CONTROL!
This situation requires a leader. If one isn't stepping up, then this person has got to be you.
- Ask to have access to their key-board (where they store the keys). It's possible your keys have merely been misplaced on that board. You know what your keys look like better than anyone, so this could quickly resolve the problem.
- Simultaneously, the valet, supervisor or manager should make all valets check ALL of their pockets. If you are able to, see if...