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Vegas doormen making $400k per year

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    And back in college I thought making $100 per night working the door of a bar was a lot ...

  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I made much that in my sleep.
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    We chose .... poorly
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Ah, I'd rather be doing what I'm doing that suck up and cow-tow to a bunch of assholes.

    Oh wait ...
  5. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I didn't realize umps were uniformly big. Whatever. Guess I couldn't expect much from a guy wearing an eye patch and has a book coming out that includes the word "Sinsational."
  6. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Is this really shocking? I mean, how many of you guys have been out there? That town's people practically expect a tip for being in your line of sight.
    Everything out there is all about tipping and while i generally do it at resturants and the like (I know they get paid crap), I'm not about to tip someone a $20 to do something I could do myself. That being said, I've always felt that tipping and giving "extra money" should constitute an extra effort on the part of the receiver and if this guy deserves $400K a year, god bless him.
    Oh, and lastly, before anyone harps on me for being cheap....realize that tipping a doorman a $20, for example, constitutes me doing two hours of agate and layout for him to open my door. I just think that's pretty unreasonable.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    This isn't about the guys who open the door and hail cabs. This is about the nightclub doormen. The guardians of the velvet rope. The de facto bouncers.

    And I think it's shocking there are that many hipster douchebags with enough money laying around to tip $1,000 to cut the line at Pure and other nightclubs.
  8. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Well, judging by my experience, if you've got that kind of cash, you're willing to pay it in that town because to be a high-roller, you've got to act like one.

    There are three types of people in Vegas-> 1. The Vacationer: just looking to have a good time, enjoy some time away from the real world; 2. The Wanna-Be Bigshot: One minute they're throwing down hundred dollar bills, the next they're sobbing uncontrollably and 3. The Real-Bigshot: You don't see these people because they're too busy doing something you're not good enough to do.

    Oh, and the Mexicans. Gotta love the Mexicans (inside joke to those who have walked the strip --especially in the summer)
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Yes, I know about the different types of Vegas goer. I've been there many times. Doesn't mean the hipster douchebags don't shock me every time I'm there with their idiotic spending.

    I've always wondered what the porn phampleteers make salarywise. Do they get a portion of the sales generated by the cards they hand out? Are they paid by the hour? These things go through my mind while walking past them.
  10. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    I tried to ask one of them that once and they just said "Che" and handed me another card. I think they get a certain amount per hour and i doubt they get anything close to a commission. LOL.

    I called one of those numbers up once when I first went out there because my buddies and I were interested in seeing if the "$39 to your door" offer was valid, and of course it wasn't. The operator was like "How many of you are there?" I said three. She said "Well, that's going to be $250". I said "Well, this card says $39 and doesn't have any restrictions." She told me "Take it or leave it". Last time i'm ever going to trust a Mexican I don't know handing me a buisness proposal.

    Oh, and for the record, she didn't ask "So, how'd you hear about us?" which leads me to believe that they don't really care about how you found out about the number, so much as you found out and called.
  11. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    My wife just said I look intimidating enough to be a doorman. Guess we're moving to Vegas.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Enjoy your time at vegasdoormen.com.
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