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      10-29-2009, 06:09 PM   #23
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      10-29-2009, 06:59 PM   #24
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Wow, thanks for posting this up. I never use valet's anyway....if need be, I'll throw the guy 10 bucks and ask if he doesn't mind that I park it myself (out of the way of course)...usually works all the time. Would never let a valet touch my car...too many horror stories.
+1 i do the same exact thing. i have only been denied once and the guy was an obnoxious prick. i spoke to the manager of the place and he had a nice chat with the valet
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      11-02-2009, 01:21 PM   #25
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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.
Yeah everybody I worked with were awesome guys, but the faster you move the more money you make. Plus we all loved cars so it's impossible not to put your foot into them. No one I worked with would have ever stolen anything. Another point is we did a lot of training for the company at my account, and you would not want most of the noobies parking your car that is for sure!
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      11-02-2009, 01:51 PM   #26
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Hmm I never valet and when I do I usually have to park myself because there always missing the guy that know how to drive stick lol
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      11-03-2009, 01:25 PM   #27
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Hmm I never valet and when I do I usually have to park myself because there always missing the guy that know how to drive stick lol

You're kidding me right? What valet company would hire someone that doesn't know how to drive a manual?
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      11-03-2009, 01:47 PM   #28
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You're kidding me right? What valet company would hire someone that doesn't know how to drive a manual?

Lots of them. As I said, I've got a friend who's a manager at one right now, and he's worked at several over the years and they all did it. They just do some OJT and call it a day.
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      11-03-2009, 06:36 PM   #29
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I never valet. I'd rather walk 7 blocks to my destination then let some guy who doesn't really give a damn drive my car off.
Completely agreed. Zero valet for my cars, regardless of the circumstances.
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I never valet as well! Ever! No matter what the circumstances are, I would always think of something. Valet is not an option.
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I usually park my car in the front of the restaurant, but park it myself and pay for the valet to watch it. My keys are never given to the valet.
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I would just pull up and park in front of the restaurant. If it is on a public street, there is no such thing as a valet for a public spot.
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