When people ask Mike Dargaville what he does, he's quick to say "doorman" because he thinks the term bouncer has an unfriendly stigma about it.
The 32-year-old father-of-two can be found at the front of Hamilton student bar Bar 101 Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights greeting punters as they enter the Victoria St bar checking IDs and making sure no one is entering drunk.
"Bouncers usually have a bad rep - the title bouncer comes off mean. My job really isn't to bounce people. I'm more the guy greeting you at the door pretty much."
Mr Dargaville's background working with young people also helped. The antisocial hours also worked surprisingly well for his family as he was able to sleep between 5am and 1pm, before collecting his two young boys from daycare.
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He then got to spend the afternoon with them and have dinner together before he headed to work just as they were going to bed.
His advice to people considering the job was that it suited people with a friendly personality who could talk to people calmly and liked to avoid confrontation.