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Thursday, January 01, 2009


When you work at venue it's really important to have a consistent door policy.
If you know it's spit and sawdust and upright is about the only criterion for getting in, you'll need to have a numerous heavy team possibly light on the conversation.
If you're keeping out the chav's and going for an older better dressed audience you'll need less staff, more communication and conflict resolution skills.
If you stick to young ones you need staff who keep their eyes and ears open but don't dismantle everything in sight.
Whatever your policy choice, you tailor the numbers, skills and team approach to it. If you want to chop and change policy night by night and week by week expect a team that doesn't match the venue and more importantly you'll have numbers that don't match. Too many staff and you'll get teams cut back when you'll be needing them all when it kicks off next week. Too few staff and you'll get your arses handed to you on a plate.
I don't like that happening. There's only so many folks you can hold back while pinning a coked up 'roider brute in the fire exit. Then you see that every member of the team's doing the same. and there's still half a dozen coming on. Not a good night but one to remember.


Ragnar von Spreuth. said...

Just an observation. Dark red, and deep purple etc against a black back ground is a BASTARD to read.

Which is a pity because the blogs are quite interesting and put a total different light on the doorman job which a lot of people don't get to apprieciate.

As a serving german navy copper, ex U.K military police, and ex U.K civy police, the experience of hoping the cavalry arive, and finding trhe cavalry are all hoping the same thing is very close to heart.

Great blog....ahhh, could you CONSIDER changing the eye sucking colours?? PLEASE?

Von Brandenburg-Preussen.

Adoor Man said...

I don't know what your brightness settings are.
I use an lcd screen which is seldom aligned to my viewing angle properly and have no trouble reading it. Will opt for the lighter end of the pallet for my text colours in future though.
[CRTL]& [+] will help in most browsers if making out the text is a problem.

Von Spreuth said...


Aye. Sorry never thought. I have been having problems with viewing pictures and videos as well, because they are too dark.

My screen settings are all as high as they can go.(Contrast/Brightness)

I reckon it is new monitor time.

Thanks for the trouble you took any way. Never thought to link the two.

Von Brandenburg-Preussen.