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06-04-2021, 19:08   #1
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What's you opinion on or experience with, nightclub security?

Dealing with swathes of crazy a$$holes, you need to have a firm hand, goes without saying.

Having firm hand is kind of the opposite end of the spectrum from being cordial and approachable.

Thus in some respects, the bigger an a$$hole a dude/woman is, probably lends themselves somewhat better to that job role.

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I gotta say though, one thing that really becomes apparent over time, is a "bouncer" or security guard is much more prepared to throw their weight around, when the person they're throwing their weight toward is less physically capable themselves.

As a dorky teenager, security would tell me off all the time for the slightest infractions, and I noticed exactly the same with other dudes my age.

Last time I recall having a slight confrontation with a bottle service gal who was a little wired, I know she actually requested from security to have me ejected from the venue (hurt her pride, nothing more).

The chief of security came about eyeballing me but, honestly figured it was more hassle than it was worth to have me removed (for something he knew was unjustified, but if I was still that dorky kid, I would have been out on my ear so fast I would have got road-rash).

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I'm sure we all have upteen stories like that (I know I have dozens more) - so let's hear them?


Just as a brief PS, I'm not saying it's a hard job, or an easy job, but it requires a certain disposition to be effective in that position (which is either predisposed or cultivated, but it's a necessary part of the job) and really, that's what those staff get paid for.

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Your posting style is weirdly familiar ...

Never had a problem with them, but have seen them be heavy handed with groups of men, or men dressed in a particular way.
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Dealing with swathes of crazy a$$holes, you need to have a firm hand, goes without saying.

Having firm hand is kind of the opposite end of the spectrum from being cordial and approachable.

Thus in some respects, the bigger an a$$hole a dude/woman is, probably lends themselves somewhat better to that job role.

.....

I gotta say though, one thing that really becomes apparent over time, is a "bouncer" or security guard is much more prepared to throw their weight around, when the person their throwing their weight toward is less physically capable themselves.

As a dorky teenager, security would tell me off all the time for the slightest infractions, and I noticed exactly the same with other dudes my age.

Last time I recall having a slight confrontation with a bottle service gal who was a little wired, I know she actually requested from security to have me ejected from the venue (hurt her pride, nothing more).

The chief of security came about eyeballing me but, honestly figured it was more hassle than it was worth to have me removed (for something he knew was unjustified, but if I was still that dorky kid, I would have been out on my ear so fast I would have got road-rash).

....

I'm sure we all have upteen stories like that (I know I have dozens more) - so let's hear them?


Just as a brief PS, I'm not saying it's a hard job, or an easy job, but it requires a certain disposition to be effective in that position (which is either predisposed or cultivated, but it's a necessary part of the job) and really, that's what those staff get paid for.
I've seen an international rugby player "escorted" out of a pub by a much smaller lad who was a European champion kickboxer.... Size has nothing to do with it
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Not a fan of them tbh. Get it’s an intense job and they have to be on the ball, but don’t seem to be very happy all the time. Love confrontation they do
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I've seen an international rugby player "escorted" out of a pub by a much smaller lad who was a European champion kickboxer.... Size has nothing to do with it
Fair point.

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Just out of curiosity, how tall are you?
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Not a fan of them tbh. Get it’s an intense job and they have to be on the ball, but don’t seem to be very happy all the time. Love confrontation they do
Yes that's kind of what I was alluding to with "part of the job".

The a$$holes who have a kind of confrontational personality, they simply perform/function better in that job role.

I guess what I'm saying also however is, I'm personally of the opinion there's a more effective approach to performing that style of work - kind of a modification on conventional confrontationalism.

i.e. environments that allow folk to blow of steam or "depolarize" are, IMO, a pretty critical part of a functional society.

Therefore night venue security workers play an important part in cultivating a sense of positivity in such environments.

Chest puffing and a kind of preemptive intimidation toward weaker venue attendees does not really do much for that - that's all I'm saying.
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In fairness, if I was working in security I'd be ready for confrontation as a default position. People don't like being told no.

I'm waiting on the OP to tell us how tall and built he is ...
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I've seen an international rugby player "escorted" out of a pub by a much smaller lad who was a European champion kickboxer.... Size has nothing to do with it
Exactly. When I was in London, I saw a 6'4" fierce-looking bouncer knocked out cold by a much smaller, skinnier guy.
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Most are sound if you don't give them trouble. sometimes though it attracts bullies but they don't usually last long.
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In 2007/8 a lot of them were utter dickheads. Any excuse would do them to not let you in


2009.. no problem. Most of them delighted to see someone turn up to buy overpriced booze


Then once things started picking up again they started getting pickier again.I wonder what it's going to be like after the covid
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