Fat Pops nights rely on a range of staff in different roles to make the night run smoothly. In this series, we’ve spoken to a few of these people to reveal things about the job that an average clubber may not know.
First off, we caught up with a club promoter, Molly Jones, who has been part of the Fat Pops crew for half a year about the ins and outs of work on the Brighton nightlife scene.
How long have you been a promoter and what got you into it?
I have been working for Fat Pops for just over six months. I was urged to apply for the job by a friend who was already working for Fat Pops.
What are the best and worst things about the job?
The best thing is how social the job is and the ability to interact with all kinds of people and enjoy yourself whilst at work. The worst part is the journey home in the early hours, but it’s part and parcel of the job so I’m happy to do it.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on a night out?
I watched a very thin, under 5 ft girl attempt to take on a bouncer and proceed to punch and kick him because her friend had been kicked out for being too drunk, which she heavily refuted even though her friend had stumbled and fallen over whilst being led out of the club.
How do you deal with overly drunk clubbers?
It can be frustrating some evenings if it’s been a particularly hectic night but I just deal with them in a polite and understanding manner as that has undoubtedly once been me on a night out.
Has your job ever put you into dangerous or uncomfortable situations?
Although I’ve never been in a dangerous position, it can be uncomfortable when working on the till and the customer professes they’ve been told a certain entry price and we are telling them differently (for example when wristband prices go up after 1 or 2 am but they got wristbands earlier). It can result in people getting quite irate and making difficult comments.
Does working predominantly in the evening affect your social life?
Luckily it has not affected my social life that greatly as the majority of my friends are fellow colleagues so we are able to spend time together whilst at work and there are plenty of opportunities to go out once finishing a shift at work.
What do you think of the students that you come across while working?
Most students are just looking for a good, cheap night out so there’s no reason for me to have anything other than a ‘happy to help’ attitude towards them. I want them to have a good night and good things to say about it so they return the next week.
What do you wish you could tell all the clubbers that you interact with?
Be polite – you’re drunk, I’m not. Also, remember your student ID.
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