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Old July 2nd, 2011, 08:35 AM   #16
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Re: DJ allows Toasts while photo/video team are having dinner..

You work an 8-12 hour day without eating? I bring energy bars and snacks with me, but at some point you need a full meal. In NYC its expected that the vendors get to eat a full meal, and they generally set up a table for us somewhere, and its usually not in the reception area, its away from the guests somewhere. So yes, we leave the room to eat.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 09:05 AM   #17
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I have NEVER and I mean NEVER not eaten at a job. A typical wedding is 8 to 12 hours, a typical AV job is 10. While I may not eat where and what the guests are I WILL eat. If they don't or won't supply me with a meal, then I have the right to leave for up to an hour (per my service agreement) to eat.
Even when I was in the Army back in the 60s (1960s not 1860s ;-)) I got to eat. It might have been a 5 minute meal but I got to eat.
Today is a good example. I start at 1PM will work until 11PM. All at the same venue. thats 10 hours. Anyone that can go for 10 hours without eating and maintain sharp mental focus, all I can say is good for you. Me, I'm gonna eat.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 09:15 AM   #18
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In all the weddings I've done, the B&G are happy to provide me a meal. It's my favorite part of the shoot. And I make frequent stops for beverages as well.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 05:57 PM   #19
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My contract said I am either provided a meal, or a 30 minute break to find our own meal. When we'd get to that part of the contract, the bride would always tell us we're welcome to eat with the guests. I guess there was one instance where we ran next door to Burger King.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 08:05 PM   #20
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I was once seated at the parents table of the bride and groom for dinner.... Got pretty good service while I was there :-)
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 10:55 PM   #21
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well , when i work, i don't go out of the event for a dinner....
i got eventually water or orange juice, but hell i am here to work, not to have food for free.
That's great for you. But my body unfortunately needs energy after running around for 13 hours...I'd like a 10 minute break somewhere in those 13 hours.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 11:41 PM   #22
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I was once seated at the parents table of the bride and groom for dinner.... Got pretty good service while I was there :-)
yeah that's happened to me a couple of times. Nice of them to do that.
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