To commemorate our new Streeterville paper, this month our Doorperson of the Month hails from Streeterville.
By Jesse Wright | Staff Writer
Published September 4, 2018
Adam Traore has worked at the residential high-rise, Lake Point Tower, 505 N. Lakeshore Dr. for more than two years. The person who nominated Traore complimented his passion for his job, and said he is “energetic, friendly, enthusiastic, helpful and he always greets you with a smile.”
Traore said he appreciates and is thankful for the nomination.
“I like helping the people, when people come in and they need information to go to a restaurant. I am very happy to help them to find a restaurant or give them information about the beaches,” he said. “And the residents really take care of me and that helps me do my job.”
Traore said he previously worked as a hotel security guard, and then found his way to working the door.
Traore works the afternoon and evening shift, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. He said most of the job is helping people, whether they are residents or outsiders.
“Most of the day people come in and they ask to see their friends and family in the building, and so you make phone calls and they go up,” Traore said. “Or the residents come in from work and they have groceries and you help them take it upstairs.”
Traore said he would recommend the job to someone who is outgoing and a people person.
“I would tell them and go ahead and become a doorman,” Traore said. “There’s nothing difficult about it. It’s a great job in Chicago. You get to know a lot of people. You get to know different people and you get to know people with different back-grounds and it gives you a lot of experience in life.”
When he is not working, Traore said he has several hobbies, but mostly likes watching sports.
“In my spare time I mostly watch TV and a lot of sports,” he said. “I watch soccer and baseball and American football. And I go around, like a tourist, checking different places and places I’ve never been.”
Traore said he’s been in Chicago for 17 years, but that doesn’t mean he’s seen everything the city has to offer.
“There is always something new in Chicago,” he said. ‘There’s always some- thing to see. You’ll never know everything about Chicago.”