Professional line standers are people who are paid to wait in line for others, typically for popular events, product releases, or government services. They are hired to save time for people who don’t want to wait in line themselves, or who can’t wait due to other commitments. The line stander will arrive hours or even days before the event or service takes place, and will hold a spot in line until the person they are working for arrives.
Line standing is a common practice in major cities where events and services are highly sought after. It can be used for getting into popular concerts, buying limited edition products, or securing appointments for government services. The line stander can be hired by an individual or by a business.
Line standing can be a challenging job, as the line stander may have to wait in line for long periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather, and they may also have to deal with other people in line. It also requires a certain level of trust and reliability as the line stander is responsible for holding a spot in line for someone else.
It’s worth mentioning that some places and events consider line standing as illegal or unethical, so before hiring a professional line stander or offering the service, it’s important to check the regulations and laws.