PA Tips: Getting Your Celebrity Boss In Front of a Line without Causing a Scene
No person likes to wait in line, VIP or not. You will often be faced with situations that require you to get your boss in front of the line: restaurants, nightclubs, theme parks, etc. The best piece of advice that I can give you is that extreme discretion must be used in these situations. We have all seen how crazy people can be when they see other people cut in line, especially if they’ve been waiting a while. If your boss decides that he or she wants to eat dinner at a popular restaurant on Friday night and you just show up only to find there’s a 45 minute wait, have no fear because a solution is here. Follow these steps for busy restaurants and nightclubs:
- Tell him you don’t like giving your boss bad news and that you are prepared to take “very good care of the person who takes very good care of you.” The manager will know immediately what you’re talking about. Now it becomes a game of wits. The manager may just blurt out how much they want. If they don’t, you have to decide how much to give him. If you value the professional relationship and will visit again, go for the 50 or 100. If you’re out-of-town and this is a one-time shot, go for the 20.
- Don’t give him the money until you’re inside and sitting down! I’ve been in situations, especially in Las Vegas, where the manager takes your money and never comes back.
- Once you’re in the establishment and you’re actually seated and you know it’s a done deal, very discreetly shake the hand of the person who helped you, all the while the money is cupped in your palm – simple, easy, no drama.
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