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I don't think they're necessarily ********s, they're probably just quite jaded/cynical as they probably have to put up with a lot of ****, and some of them can actually be quite nice/decent

But like any profession, you will get some who are just complete ********s. They get given a bit of "power" and it goes straight to their heads and they think they can do what the **** they want and become massively unreasonable because of this :rolleyes:

Just a matter of pot luck which type you get, in the end.
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No, the one at my local wetherspoons is great!
However, many are. I walked into this place in Glasgow last night with my two friends, and there was a bouncer. He automatically went try somewhere else. I didn't hear and said exuse me, to which he said louder try somewhere else. I was quite taken back and asked what he meant. He got quite aggressive and said I said try somewhere else and walked towards me. My reply was you don't have to worry about pushing me out; in fact, you'd not be able to get me out of here quick enough, and that I'd be in contact with his manager. I've only got an answering machine so far, which has annoyed me. But I still plan on reporting him; i want to know why I was victimised for no reason whatsoever.
It is wrong, but technically they can refuse people particularly if you come across with a bad attitude with them e.g. when you said 'excuse me' to him, though you were only trying to hear what he said, he would have seen that as a bit threatening, I can imagine
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The majority of bouners are fat flucks.
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Some are lovely , some are awful. In one bar in my local town, I've made friends with every single bouncer that works there, they're lovely to me, always say hello and always ask If I can get home safely etc. Right across the 2m road, is a nightclub, and one bouncer on the door there hates me, for no reason whatsoever :confused: He called me a slut once, and then asked to search my bag for a "bank card". When I refused seeing as I had womanly things in my purse, he refused me entry? He still tries to refuse me now for no reason?! Confusing.
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(Original post by SamTheMan)
Very good description of a bouncer. However, I'm not sure there's any point of remembering that their lives are going nowhere.
I've cut your reply to save space, but I generally agree with your points. I do think bouncers (specifically) are generally going no where though.

(Original post by Drumzilla)
that's a bit harsh, you have to think that their entire job is dealing with drunk ********s, it's not surprising that they don't treat you particularly nice. Generally If you don't **** with them they wont **** with you.

i knew a few guys who were doormen, nice guys doing a necessary job.
I don't think it is, based on my experience that is what I've seen.

Last time I was out we were outside the club at like 2:45 (shuts at 3). And this guy had forgotten to get his coat when he left. The coat place is just inside the door and there were still loads of people inside and the bouncers wouldn't let him go to the desk just inside him. They just stood there laughing at him and going gutted mate, hope you've got a spare as it's still pretty cold. Cut back on the drinks next time, you'll need the money for for a new jacket.
The same ones were also stood at the door tripping people up as they walked past. I'm sorry but that is beyond a joke, someone could have tripped, banged their head, resulting in serious injury or with a bit of unfortunate chance death.

This is one example but I have seen similar things a wide range of bouncers at loads of places. My friend damaged his knee in a bike accident and was on crutches and they laughed and told him he was limping because he was drunk (WTF). I know someone who works in a bar down south and they have a room with no cameras where they take people, he said some people get taken in for like nothing, just like going on the dance floor with a drink if the bouncers had a bad day and the people know about the room and will be dragged in crying.

I know someone else who had a similar thing happen and some bouncers broke their leg and when the police requested the tapes they'd been lost.

I'm sorry, but they are jumped up scum on a power trip. I'm talking specifically about bouncers, not the security industry as a whole (like someone above implied).
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I'm sorry, but they are jumped up scum on a power trip.
Here, here.
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From my experience they're all just unnecessarily aggressive and think they're better than everyone. Something you just gotta deal with I guess :p:
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depends really. On some very busy nights out they have been arse's yes but other nights out I've had a laugh and a joke with them while showing them my id or queueing. I actually had a good bit of banter when showing a bouncer my id when I was going to watch the Wales England 6 nation game :laugh: . I think it's generally on busy nights they get annoyed by all the drunk people which is fair enough
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I don't think it is, based on my experience that is what I've seen.

Last time I was out we were outside the club at like 2:45 (shuts at 3). And this guy had forgotten to get his coat when he left. The coat place is just inside the door and there were still loads of people inside and the bouncers wouldn't let him go to the desk just inside him. They just stood there laughing at him and going gutted mate, hope you've got a spare as it's still pretty cold. Cut back on the drinks next time, you'll need the money for for a new jacket.
The same ones were also stood at the door tripping people up as they walked past. I'm sorry but that is beyond a joke, someone could have tripped, banged their head, resulting in serious injury or with a bit of unfortunate chance death.

This is one example but I have seen similar things a wide range of bouncers at loads of places. My friend damaged his knee in a bike accident and was on crutches and they laughed and told him he was limping because he was drunk (WTF). I know someone who works in a bar down south and they have a room with no cameras where they take people, he said some people get taken in for like nothing, just like going on the dance floor with a drink if the bouncers had a bad day and the people know about the room and will be dragged in crying.

I know someone else who had a similar thing happen and some bouncers broke their leg and when the police requested the tapes they'd been lost.

I'm sorry, but they are jumped up scum on a power trip. I'm talking specifically about bouncers, not the security industry as a whole (like someone above implied).
I'm just saying you can't expect them to empathise with every drunken stranger that comes up to their door. If you only see them on a night out of course you're going to see them as *******s, because that is basically their job.

obviously you will get people who are just dicks and they will take it too far, and yes there are stories of bouncers taking people "out back" but can you really judge every guy based on a few *******s and their stories.

But if you know people who are bouncers, outside of the job they are perfectly nice people, oftentimes just doing it for the money. You just have to earn their respect, and they will treat you well.
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(Original post by theronkinator)
I've cut your reply to save space, but I generally agree with your points. I do think bouncers (specifically) are generally going no where though.
I think that's a bit unfair. I show respect to any bouncer who does his job well. I don't look down on him just because I may be earning 10 times his salary and my career might be going somewhere, just as I show respect to anyone serving my coffee, my food, driving my bus.

Anyone who goes around thinking that all bouncers are idiots will only increase the likelihood of incidents happening.

It's an essential job and if more bouncers did their job properly and proudly, a lot of the issues with British nightlife wouldn't exist.

I've seen bouncers being told "You're just a dumb ****. I earn in one day, what you earn in a year" as they escort someone out of the club, patiently and calmly, with minimal effort. At the end of that, is it really the guy who thinks that bouncers are idiots who has the upper hand? Maybe in his own head but that's about it.

I've had evenings when I've had decent chats with bouncers: some of them know which DJs have been playing recently, which countries those guys are in at the moment, any security issues the clubs had recently and how they dealt with it. It's a job like any other.

I'm talking as a guy who's been to clubs in most big cities in the world when I've been living/working/studying abroad.

The problem isn't that all bouncers are ********s. It's that **** clubs attract people with attitude problems, who usually have something to prove and have a grudge against a lot of people including bouncers and at the same time, **** clubs usually recruit crap bouncers who have no ability to do their job and whose only credentials are that they used to be or still are thugs. So you've got two groups of people, both aggressive and with attitude problems, pitted against eachother and surprise, it usually doesn't end well with the bouncers thinking that all their customers are pussies that they could easily beat up and customers who think they're "better" than the bouncers.

The solution? Don't go to **** clubs.
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(Original post by amiejade-x)
doesn't mean i am one, like i've said, for the 10 millionth time :rolleyes:
and there's worse things to look like i guess, you would know about that :moon:



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ah right ok, i'll take your word for it then
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what idiots you both are, thats not even my picture :rofl2:
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:O I've never met an unpleasant bouncer :O I know of the stereotype, but they're mostly lovely around here, or just simply not bothered. One time, my mate got the bouncer to give us lollypops from this big bucket he had

Annd, my lovely boyfriend wants to become one, do the course and all that, and he'll be nice to anyone who isn't a drunken ********. I'm looking forward to knowing the bouncer at a bar, seems like it could be fun
You are a girl, his job is to be nice to you and let you in. The bouncer is there to make sure as many women get in and to keep losers/douchebags/whatever out.
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