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Cloakroom/luggage attendants are responsible for upkeep and safe storage of coats or possessions in a cloakroom or left luggage office.
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Cloakroom attendants work in hotels, conference centres, restaurants, nightclubs, exhibition halls and other places that have large numbers of visitors. The attendants look after the visitors' coats and bags.
Usually, cloakroom attendants work from behind a counter. The visitor comes to the counter and hands over their coat and/or bag (and sometimes a payment). The attendant gives the visitor a numbered ticket and fixes a duplicate ticket to the item. The attendant then puts the clothing or bags onto rails and shelves in a set order. When the visitors want their items back, they hand over the ticket and the attendant matches it up to the one on the racks.
In some places, such as nightclubs, restaurants and conference suites, cloakroom attendants look after coats only. Some attendants work in left-luggage offices, for example, at railway stations, airports and bus stations. Security is a very important aspect of this work.
In some places, luggage is put through an X-ray machine. Cloakrooms are often near to toilets and attendants might have to oversee the washrooms, making sure that they are clean and tidy, and that there are enough supplies of soap and toilet rolls.
This job might be suitable for you if you enjoy providing a service and dealing with the public. You would spend most of the time on your feet and might have to lift and carry heavy items, so it is important that you are fit and active.
You need a responsible attitude to security to be a luggage attendant. Many attendants deal with payments, so you should be able to handle cash and do basic mental arithmetic.
You should be self-reliant and able to work well without close supervision. You might have to work quickly at times, so you need to remain calm when there are long queues.
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