It was a disastrous work shift for one valet in Atlanta late Friday night. He killed a woman and injured 5 others. This sad story has a lesson in it for both valet parking organizations and everyday people who might be in or near a valet staging area.Read More
Most valet companies do a poor job of training their new hires. If you aspire to become a valet worker and want to have a good experience with it, then it's a smart move to prepare yourself with some knowledge. Here are the top six avoidable mistakes for new valet workers:
- Not taking care of your feet. It's extremely important to have proper fitting running shoes. (Risk of developing plantar fasciitis.) This is number one. Spend the...
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"Posting up" is one of the things that wasn't mentioned in that "new hire training guide" you received yesterday.
Sitting, leaning against things... it doesn't look good.
The valet service you eventually end up working with is probably going to want you to post-up when there is nothing else to do. You would stand at attention with your arms behind you.
And there are different posting positions. Where I worked, two valets would post up at the front entrance, ready to open the doors. Other valets posted up beside the support columns that held up the canopy.
They also aren't going to be pleased if you are standing there playing with your phone.
You can't have phone conversations with friends while you are supposed to be...Read More