Pros: great daily workout, got to drive lots of cars, met great people, schedule was the same each week, and it wasn't complicated.
Cons: lower than minimum wage pay (plus tips), hurried breaks/lunches, lots of management "hovering"
As a valet, I naturally spent most days parking guest cars at the Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, then running to the garage to retrieve those cars in varying amounts of time afterwards.
I learned to drive much more responsibly while driving not only a guests vehicle but also my own personal vehicles from that point on. I learned that you maintain – more... a professional veneer at all times no matter what, and that I cannot run on ice!
Out manager was a great guy, knew how to keep a tight ship and schedules were always the same so they were VERY easy to work around for ANYTHING at all and getting time off, if needed, wasn't hard to do.
The hardest part of my job on a daily basis was keeping warm standing outside at the Valet podium all winter, otherwise I had few problems.
I loved meeting new people everyday and getting to drive some of the coolest cars. I even got to drive a nearly brand new Thunderbird, I was thrilled! – less