Originally Posted by flyinb501
I valeted 5 years throughout college at a very swanky account. Sick gig, and I got to drive amazing cars everyday. That said, I never valet my own car. I wouldn't recommend it if you have a nice, or modded car.
I have four good friends who valet (or manage valets) at some nice places in Palm Beach County, and they all tell me exactly the same thing. They're always talking about "taking a lap around the test track" which means taking the long way 'round to the lot so they can open them up.
They're pretty decent kids, but they also tell me stories about some of the guys they work with that have stolen things, and done damage to vehicles.
About a year ago one of the new guys found a Glock under the seat of a car, and swiped it while he was parking the car. The owner turned out to be a US Marshal who realized he'd left it there about 10 minutes after he sat down to eat, and came back to secure it. He walked out to the car and found it missing, and called the local Police. No one fessed up, but later on they found the missing gun in the valet stand.