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Friday Afternoon - Severe Issue W/staff

#1 User is offline   daegan 

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:16 PM

Okay, I've got a lot (a LOT) of good things to say and I'll say them when I have the chance to get them formatted all kinds of nicely. But Friday afternoon I had an absolutely awful - and honestly kind of scary - experience.

Two of my friends and I were going to the Martial Arts Demonstration and I had to use the bathroom. I turned around and made for the men's room near the Hyatt lobby - the one near the self-service kiosks - walked in, and started using the urinal.

A moment later someone yells in that everyone needs to get out. I couldn't see the individual clearly, this wasn't exactly a possibility at that exact moment in time. I figured it was just some annoying kid pranking people and blew it off.

Almost immediately after I started to walk toward the sinks, the shouting started again, and a few staffers (I can recognize a vertical badge) streamed in. Two stood in the hall door, one stood just inside, and a few more streamed in and continued screaming at everyone to get out.

They escorted a young, dazed-looking girl inside and shouted at me more to leave. I made to do so - and to find the nearest IRT so they could figure out just what on earth was going on, because none of these guys were IRT or medics, and they were ALL guys, and there's no reason to bring a girl in a men's room for any wholesome reason I can think of that isn't medical - and then one of them steps into my path.
As he's screaming at me to leave.
I tell him calmly that I'm trying to, and he shoves me back by my shoulder and pushes me back toward the urinal wall and proceeds to hold me there. I informed him that he could take his hand off me and he complied. I waited for a moment or two until someone decided I could actually leave and I did so - and I found the closest IRT ops I could and let them know what happened and asked if they could check it out for that girl's safety's sake.

I don't like being shouted at and I do not appreciate being handled. I wanted to get even one of their names but I also wasn't about to do anything these staffers would take as a challenge, because they had already opened the door to getting physical with me and I'm not putting myself in that situation in a isolated room with six other people. I was severely frustrated and disappointed with the way the staff in question behaved, and puzzled and confused as to IRT not being involved with this if it was a situation that was a security/medical issue, and if it wasn't one of those emergencies why on earth was it necessary to do that to me? (That's a rhetorical question. It wasn't.)

Ironically IRT was wonderful and helpful all con. but more on that in another thread.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:21 PM

Are you sure those people were really staff?
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:26 PM

Are you 100% positive they were staff? That sounds extremely serious and no one should be treated that way and I'm very afraid for that girls sake because I dont think any staffers would ever do that. EMT and IRT are very easy to spot out. There are other vertical badges that look similar to staff badges from artists alley (in size only). Do you remember what kind or art was on the badge? We could verify which dept based on the design.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:37 PM

Every one of them was wearing a vertical staff badge. My friend was reg staff, I remember what the staff badges looked like, and even noticed some coloring (red means reg, yellow and black IRT, etc)

EDIT: And obviously one of the first things I noticed was no IRT/EMRT vests which was why I spoke to the first vests I saw when I got outside.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:38 PM

That sounds quite odd. Bringing a girl into the men's bathroom...but I guess since they were all guys, they figured they couldn't go into the women's bathroom.

Question would be why general staff, and not IRT, was handling a situation such as that, whatever it was.

This post has been edited by rondo: 17 May 2010 - 08:40 PM


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:40 PM

It's still creepy & now I am going to worry about this girl!
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:42 PM

daegan, please check your PMs.

Something like this should be dealt with offline and, to stem to tide of comments and the inevitable tangent thread, I am closing this down.
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