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        07-17-2013, 10:44 PM
      #31
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    an aside here, but I have never seen bathroom attendants except in Europe. You have them where you are?
    Yes, attendants are in the better clubs and venues.
    My boss has "green seats" at Busch stadium, for the baseball Cardinals, there were attendants in that area of the stadium. Green seats are the seats where everything is free, there is a great buffet dinner before the game, then anything you want watching the game, then afterdinner drinks and dessert after the game, except the tickets are $250 a piece. He gave me a few sets (4) of tickets a year, That was the best! Section 1, Row 4, the owners of the team had rows 1-3.
    Also in the better restaurants, like at the Ritz Carlton or the Chase Park Plaza., they had attendants in the restrooms, the men's too. It has been a long time since I have been out "clubbing" but attendants were at the fancier clubs as well.

    I usually got green seat tickets when the weather wasn't the best.

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        07-17-2013, 10:48 PM
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    I suppose if you can afford those clubs, you can afford to give someone a dollar to hand you a towel. Personally, I'll get my own towel.

    However, I think I've seen some of that cheap behavior you all are talking about. Who hasn't? Garage sales are prime examples. The cheaper you price something, the more a person thinks they should dicker for a lower price.
    Sometimes it would make me so sick I'd refuse to sell it to them at any price.
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        07-17-2013, 10:53 PM
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    I suppose if you can afford those clubs, you can afford to give someone a dollar to hand you a towel. Personally, I'll get my own towel.
    I answered your question to the best of my ability, was it necessary to get a little jab in there? And for what? I did not feel that it was necessary. In my opinion of course.
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        07-17-2013, 10:59 PM
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    I think that jab was directed more towards the fact that people don't want to tip the attendants. I don't think it was directed at you.
         
        07-18-2013, 06:26 AM
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    As the person sitting there - it is frustrating to have the "avoiders" ignore us and take the tissue themselves - we are there for a reason, we are paid to give you that piece of tissue. It takes nothing to give a smile and thank you.

    As I mentioned, myself and my co-worker do not expect any tips. Tips come at the sole discretion of the customer, and there are far more non tippers than tippers. I am friendly by nature, I am stuck in that room for about 5 hours solid, I look forward to friendly people who come in, take the tissue and acknowledge the fact that there is in fact a person sitting there. A quick "how's the weather" makes the hours go significantly quicker.. and in fact I tell my friendly regulars NOT to give me anything - I enjoy the fact that they make the time for me, and treat me with respect, much more than the €2 they are going to throw my way.
         
        07-18-2013, 07:06 AM
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    I suppose if you can afford those clubs, you can afford to give someone a dollar to hand you a towel. Personally, I'll get my own towel.
    Attendents aren't just at high-dollar places. I've seen them at a few bars up in the city as well. You'll also find them more often in areas that tend to be tourist destinations.

    I guess I always figured their job wasn't just to hand off towels but also to ensure the bathrooms maintained a decent level of cleanliness - especially with the high number of people.
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        07-18-2013, 07:13 AM
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    Attendents aren't just at high-dollar places. I've seen them at a few bars up in the city as well. You'll also find them more often in areas that tend to be tourist destinations.

    I guess I always figured their job wasn't just to hand off towels but also to ensure the bathrooms maintained a decent level of cleanliness - especially with the high number of people.
    The Main portion of the job is to hand out tissues, but also keep the place tidy and also "babysit" the customers. For the time we spend there, only a few minutes is to clean - the rest is to sit there with the tissues while keeping an eye on the going on's.. working in a nightclub that includes making sure Betty hasn't fallen asleep in the stall I had to have security break down a door two weeks ago cus a young lass fell asleep, knickers around her ankles in the stall - no amount of banging on the door woke her and it wasn't until they had kicked the door down and shook her did she stir.
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        07-18-2013, 09:03 AM
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    Cheap people .. lol.

    There was a -- very wealthy -- man that used to live in our community. He was the loan shark, basically, because he had money, and would lend it .. with interest.

    He lived in a little woodframe house with no electricity. He burned his log LONG-WAYS in the fireplace .. sticking out in the living room .. because he didn't want to use the gas in the chainsaw to cut the log into smaller pieces. He ordered water with meals, unless you were buying .. and he knew exactly where he could cut off his engine and coast into "his" parking place at the corner store in town.

    They called him "Soup Bone" ... cheapest man I know.
         
        07-18-2013, 11:41 AM
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    Originally Posted by Maple    
    The Main portion of the job is to hand out tissues, but also keep the place tidy and also "babysit" the customers. For the time we spend there, only a few minutes is to clean - the rest is to sit there with the tissues while keeping an eye on the going on's.. working in a nightclub that includes making sure Betty hasn't fallen asleep in the stall I had to have security break down a door two weeks ago cus a young lass fell asleep, knickers around her ankles in the stall - no amount of banging on the door woke her and it wasn't until they had kicked the door down and shook her did she stir.

    I would never treat you poorly, if I encountered you in a restroom. I think it's a very odd concept, though, and find it a bit uncomfortable, but whatever.

    You know, I wonder if you couldn't make it rich by writing an exposee on what REALLY goes on in, through the eyes of the "fly on the wall", the restroom attendent, who so many don't see but who sees it ALL!
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        07-18-2013, 11:46 AM
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    an aside here, but I have never seen bathroom attendants except in Europe. You have them where you are?

    I have seen them ... in TEXAS even! Lol Mostly in Irish or English pubs/eateries...
         

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