A few weeks ago I was offered a job as a part-time bouncer at age 36. I took it, having never bounced before or been much of a fighter. I was offered the job on account of my greater-than-average size and strength, my mild demeanor and for the fact that I’ve handled trouble on a few occasions at this bar. I suppose an average drunktard would find me rather intimidating, especially at 1:30 in the morning when they are having shit-faced thoughts of demonstrating their masculinity with bad decisions.
The pay is pretty decent at between $15 and $20 an hour (depending on how much I help the bartenders) cash-in-hand each shift plus a free dinner. I have no commitment to actually work any specific nights, which is great for a side-hustle.
The job has proved to be most interesting so far. I haven’t had to fight anyone yet, but I’m sure that will happen at some point. I basically get paid to check ID’s, stand at the door, be large, talk to patrons, flirt with females, occasionally deny service and guide the drunken people to the best possible decisions at the end of the night.
I started this thread to hear from other T-Nation members who have experience with this line of work. Tips, techniques, things that work well, things that don’t and crazy stories are all welcome in this thread.