Lines for Early Voting Provide Business for a Pro

Oct 30, 2020

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There’s been long lines for early voting in New York City but there’s a guy being paid to save spots.

From Broadway tickets to I-phone model debuts, Robert Samuel’s full time job for years has been to hold spots in line. “There are very few days pre-pandemic that we don’t have anything to wait for. There’s always something in New York City, whether it’s something to eat, something to see, something to experience.”

But he hasn’t had much business during most of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, he’s working every day during early voting. “I listen to music, watch Netflix weather permitting.”

Samuel is lining up Election Day jobs and has part timers working for his company called Same Ole Line Dudes.