First thing’s first Georgie, for how long have you been working at clueQuest?
I started working at clueQuest back in June last year, so for nearly a year now!
There doesn’t seem to be much of a guidebook for those wanting to work in escape rooms. How did you know it was right for you, and that you’d be able to do it?
I actually played all of the rooms with friends over the last year and a half and really enjoyed the whole experience. As an actor, I was doing lots of little jobs with no continuity of hours or work relationships. Most of the time I was working by myself and I’m the type of person who thrives off of interacting with others and being part of a team. I decided to email clueQuest on the off chance as it was my favourite escape room that I had been to and they happened to have a position available.
Wow, so you were a proper fan. What’s been your proudest moment at clueQuest?
I wouldn’t say I have a specific “proudest moment” but I do really enjoy helping out new people at work if they are stuck or unsure or something. I do feel a sense of pride when I’ve managed to convert a team who seem a bit disinterested during the mission brief but at the end of the mission have got on board with story and loved the whole experience.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve witnessed from a team?
I had one team that decided that there was a laser beam in their room (and there definitely wasn’t) and rolled underneath it every time they went past that section of the room. It went on for a good ten minutes and was very entertaining to watch.
If Professor Blacksheep blew up the place tomorrow, what would you miss the most about it?
I’d definitely miss the people. We are all very different, weird and wonderful people and it’s a very inclusive environment to work in. I love how when I walk into work I can be exactly who I am. I’m not forced to be something I’m not or told to dress a certain way which is quite rare these days.
Georgie, thank you so much for giving us your time. Finally then, Is there anything you feel you’ve learnt from this job that you’ll remember for years to come?
Yes, that you really can’t judge a book by its cover. Just because a team are really enthusiastic about helping Mr Q save the world, doesn’t mean that they’ll escape.