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Dave in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada said: I've been here 7 years, work in a profession that you will NEVER be qualified for and cannot find a job. So don't go bragging - or stretching the truth - about your job situation. It is a well-known fact anyone with a college degree or has any amount of higher education - Vegas doesn't want you BECAUSE you don't need either to work in a casino unless you are "upstairs" in the executive suites. One must "downplay" your intelligence to find a job here unless you are in the medical profession. It will always be a "minimum wage" town as long as the casinos are running things and as such, will attract those types of job seekers. And that is what is sad: This could be a great city to live in and to settle down in for the rest of your life, but it will always be a transient town.

You are 44 and you write like that???? The Cali school system must be as bad as the Clark County School District.

i speak in the vernacular language

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

Dave's from Las Vegas, NV He's another perfect example of the Nevada Higher Education schooling system. Go have a coke and a smile because no one gives a $hit here. Just because you got a job doesn't give you the right to walk around with a hard on.

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diamond in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

That's telling Dave's,get off your hard on,and wait up to the real world,since you can't write,maybe you can hear,so watch the news on unemployment in las vegas!

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

I'm sure his new found career will be a short lived one. Just another casino job with no guarantee. Dave the casino industry sucks mega balls! I don't ever want to work in a casino/hotal. I'm 90% anti-casino. I would just hang up the phone if they ever called me in for a group interview. On the flip side of things, I may end up going to nursing school which is far more rewarding then any dumb a$$ casino/hotal 8 service job. I will never have to worry about a layoff or hardship and that alone is priceless. This industry is changing so adapt of go homeless....

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

Dave in Las Vegas, Nevada said: well mandy at least i wont be crying in this forum as you seem to be

I'm not crying; LOLOLOL I am just stating a fact that those of us in professional careers are having a hard time finding employment here. Hey, let's see how long your job lasts at City Center.....

Any bets anyone??? I'll take March for 20.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada said: I'm sure his new found career will be a short lived one. Just another casino job with no guarantee. Dave the casino industry sucks mega balls! I don't ever want to work in a casino/hotal. I'm 90% anti-casino. I would just hang up the phone if they ever called me in for a group interview. On the flip side of things, I may end up going to nursing school which is far more rewarding then any dumb a$$ casino/hotal 8 service job. I will never have to worry about a layoff or hardship and that alone is priceless. This industry is changing so adapt of go homeless....

Several of my neighbors work in casinos. My upstairs neighbor has worked at one of the local casinos since it opened. He is a dealer and use to make $200 a night in tips. Now he's lucky if he brings home $50 in tips! He has noticed that when people win any kind of money - they no longer stick around to drink or play more - they just leave. I noticed the last couple of weeks he has been coming home after just being at work for 5-6 hrs!! Not a good sign! One of the others works on the Strip; he, too, has been coming home after not even working half a shift. He said it has been terrible (he's a bartender). He said people barely tip anymore; if they do, for a $9 drink, they leave 50 cents.

Unless the State starts to diversify the businesses and bring in more industry, it will always be just a gaming town with a so-so economy. Until the national economy rebounds, maybe in 5 years, maybe more, Vegas will suffer. If people want to gamble, most people in the country are less than 2 hrs away from a casino so why should they piss away several thousand dollars to come here? Sure, people will always come to Vegas, but the glory days are over. Just looked at how all the casino companies are all over-leveraged. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if one or two of them go under one of these days, you know, just shut the doors. I think we will see it.

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diamond in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

Well Mandy, aleast someone done their homework to speak,for you understand the casino game of employment.The one and only thing about a casino job is that if it's union and you are at the top of the list than maybe you have a chance of keeping your job a little longer verse the ones at the bottom.

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stpayne in Pawleys Island, South Carolina

64 months ago

actually, i agree with austin, texas statement. im living in South Carolina originally from michigan and applied for a chef position within Aria in the new city center and after 3 phone interviews i was offered the position and am moving there in late November so it looks like a lot of the residents in this forum aren't trying hard enough bc i sent 1 application and now have a job there

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diamond in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

I will not waste anymore of my time with &ools,after 6months you will be looking again for a job,so best to you &ools who don't want to listen.Also I will not be giving any more opionion to this forum,for my time is value.GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

I hope all you Las Vegas, NV Fan Boys are ready eat your own $%#&**! works!!!

Unemployment has hit 13.2 percent. Total of Nevadans on food stamps has gone up to 45 percent. More will need help as the Storm spreads. Post last Sunday on 09-27-2009 in the Las Vegas Sun. Wake up!

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada said: I hope all you Las Vegas, NV Fan Boys are to ready eat your own $%#&**! works!!!

Unemployment has hit 13.2 percent. Total of Nevadans on food stamps has gone up to 45 percent. More will need help as the Storm spreads. Post last Sunday on 09-27-2009 in the Las Vegas Sun. Wake up!

And you think this place is getting better? What rock did you come out from under?

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

I hope all you Las Vegas, NV Fan Boys are ready eat your own $%#&**! works!!! Unemployment has hit 13.2 percent. Total of Nevadans on food stamps has gone up to 45 percent. More will need help as the Storm spreads. Posted last Sunday on 09-27-2009 in the Las Vegas Sun newspaper.

I love reposting this one over and over.

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The Tipster in Atlanta, Georgia

63 months ago

Hey everyone!!!

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Any information you can give me on this topic would be greatly appriciated! Thank you!

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Well, this thread is now mostly dead. The truth will set you free about Las Vegas, NV Today I saw someone with a lazy eye say this is the best place in the world! Maybe to them it is but for me it's home base for I am seeking to out source my talents outside of Las Vegas, NV since it's a real loser kind of location.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada said: Well, this thread is now mostly dead. The truth will set you free about Las Vegas, NV Today I saw someone with a lazy eye say this is the best place in the world! Maybe to them it is but for me it's home base for I am seeking to out source my talents outside of Las Vegas, NV since it's a real loser kind of location.

The environment in which you live can bring you up or down and this place is a thumbs down 100% To many morons running this place into the ground. Oh, well there's still hope outside of Las Vegas, NV

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Southern Lady in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Hello- I just read most of this thread of emails today. I moved to LV 4 years ago with no skills to speak of. I have steadily worked may way up through the casinos (I am at my third). As my titles have progressed obviously so has my pay. The opportunities I found in LV would have never happend for me had I stayed in the South.
Las Vegas all depends on you-which I think is a lot like other cities.
The opportunities are here depending what field you are in- Las Vegas will always have a place for sales people!
But you do have to get out there. Don't know anyone because you are new? Look up the networking mixers and meet people in your related field- there are dozens upon dozens of these mixers every week- and many are free!
If you are really a go getter- call the people up who have hiring control over the position you want- introduce yourself and ask them if you can take them to coffee to talk about working in their field in LV (who knows... you may get a reference or even a job out of this meeting!). Sure, some will plead "too busy" or not call you back, but I know MANY who are happy to talk about what they do and meet new people.
Being attractive helps. Been thinking of going on that diet or wanted to start working out? This is the west coast- the way you present physically will give you an edge. You don't have to be a super model (unless you want to work in the club industry) but making you the best you possible goes a long way.
You do have to plan in LV if you are looking for a specific job- sometimes getting that job is not a straight line. Maybe you start in the same field somewhere else and learn the "in's" for the company you are looking for.
LV is hard on new people- but once you are "in" you will find advantages here professionally that few other places can provide so quickly.

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bvidot in Rockford, Illinois

63 months ago

Southern Lady in Las Vegas, Nevada

I lived there for 7 years, had network contacts in my field up the ying yang. And no luck finding a good "white collar job" that pays more than $10 an hour. I am not a casino worker nor will I ever be; I am a professional and have over 25 years experience in my field. I have moved back east (and NOT to Rockford, Illinois!!) so I can avoid becoming homeless.

Las Vegas will always be for those who are satisfied with making $10 an hour. It is not a place for the well-educated or even those with a high school education. It is a place for the young with fake boobs and 6 pack abs - the ones who never finished college nor even high school for that matter. As someone mentioned - Vegas is on the way to having a higher unemployment rate than Detroit. 15% by the end of the year. The City nor the State cannot depend just on gaming (and fake boobs and botoxed faces) for an employment base. You young kids are in for a VERY RUDE awakening in no time, especially Mr. Chef above who will be looking for work in another 6 months. ALL grand openings for casinos last about 3-6 months and then BAM!! Everythin tanks. Ask the other thousands of unemployed casino workers in Vegas about that. The foreclosure rate is still the highest in the nation and will continue to be since there are so many unemployed people who can't make mortgage payments on REGULAR mortgages, not the subprime ones. It will take years for Las Vegas to bounce back.

But if you're all happy making crap money, then stay in Vegas and have a good time. Only place in the world where if you have no education, you can make a living - either in a casino or hugging a pole in some gentlemen's club. You'll be moving back to where you came from in no time and you will hear "I told you so" from everyone!!

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bvidot in Rockford, Illinois

63 months ago

stpayne in Pawleys Island, South Carolina said: actually, i agree with austin, texas statement. im living in South Carolina originally from michigan and applied for a chef position within Aria in the new city center and after 3 phone interviews i was offered the position and am moving there in late November so it looks like a lot of the residents in this forum aren't trying hard enough bc i sent 1 application and now have a job there

BTW - for your own safety - don't be bragging you are from Out of State. A LOT OF OUT OF WORK LAS VEGANS ARE NOT HAPPY THAT SO MANY WERE HIRED FOR THE CITY CENTER PROPERTIES THAT ARE FROM OUT OF STATE. And trust me when I say - there are PLENTY of qualified people in Las Vegas already without MGM Mirage having to go out of state to hire people. IT SUCKS and it's a joke that so many from out of state were hired. What kind of "hometown employer" are they if they can't hire local people? Keep that in mind when you get layed off next spring. The hiring of out of state people has not set well with the unemployed locals with tons of casino experience, so don't brag about how you were hired nor that you are from out of state.

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Dave in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

bvidot in Rockford, Illinois said: Southern Lady in Las Vegas, Nevada

I lived there for 7 years, had network contacts in my field up the ying yang. And no luck finding a good "white collar job" that pays more than $10 an hour. I am not a casino worker nor will I ever be; I am a professional and have over 25 years experience in my field. I have moved back east (and NOT to Rockford, Illinois!!) so I can avoid becoming homeless.

Las Vegas will always be for those who are satisfied with making $10 an hour. It is not a place for the well-educated or even those with a high school education. It is a place for the young with fake boobs and 6 pack abs - the ones who never finished college nor even high school for that matter. As someone mentioned - Vegas is on the way to having a higher unemployment rate than Detroit. 15% by the end of the year. The City nor the State cannot depend just on gaming (and fake boobs and botoxed faces) for an employment base. You young kids are in for a VERY RUDE awakening in no time, especially Mr. Chef above who will be looking for work in another 6 months. ALL grand openings for casinos last about 3-6 months and then BAM!! Everythin tanks. Ask the other thousands of unemployed casino workers in Vegas about that. The foreclosure rate is still the highest in the nation and will continue to be since there are so many unemployed people who can't make mortgage payments on REGULAR mortgages, not the subprime ones. It will take years for Las Vegas to bounce back.

But if you're all happy making crap money, then stay in Vegas and have a good time. Only place in the world where if you have no education, you can make a living - either in a casino or hugging a pole in some gentlemen's club. You'll be moving back to where you came from in no time and you will hear "I told you so" from everyone!!

what a bunch of sad little people you are. go back home and crawl back to your pathetic little crying lives, lol

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Dave in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

BTW - for your own safety - don't be bragging you are from Out of State
threatning are we?

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bvidot in Rockford, Illinois

63 months ago

Dave in Las Vegas, Nevada said: BTW - for your own safety - don't be bragging you are from Out of State
threatning are we?

LOLOLOLOL

Ny point exactly about people who are uneducated in Las Vegas: "threatning". Look it up in the dictionary for the correct spelling.

And No, I am not "threatning" anyone - just the facts, dear, just the facts. I find that people who post the "what a bunch of sad little people you are. go back home and crawl back to your pathetic little crying lives, lol" cannot or will not admit that Las Vegas is in the ****can right now and that there are many of us who speak the truth about what is really happening in Las Vegas - that it is going down hill rapidly and it will take years for it to recover and hopefully live up to it's full potential. Hopefully it will not turn into the largest Section 8 City in the United States (even though the dregs of society all come to Vegas at one time or another).

I loved living there. Never got tired of the mountains or the intense summer heat. I will miss the excitement of the Strip even though as a local - you NEVER went down there until you had to! I will miss a lot about that City, but I had a choice to make and chose the right course for me. Others, especially the young ones, see it differently and hopefully are successful. Vegas, however, is no longer the place to fulfil your dreams. It is a sad sad city that depends on the tourism dollar and right now - a lot of people don't have the money to piss away coming to Vegas to pay $10 for a drink and $8 for a Budweiser. Winter is THE slowest time regardless of City Center opening. Sure, it will generate interest until after the beginning of the year - but then what? The only ones who will be coming to Vegas and spend are the people from Asia.

Maybe the Powers That Be will realize that you can't have a healthy economy based on "one industry" as an employment base. The potential is there.

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Southern Lady in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

I think that there are a lot of heated temperments on this page. I understand that many people are upset with unemployment in Las Vegas.

But to respond to some of the negative comments I receievd- firstly, I am college educated- and my salary (yes- not hourly as suggested) is in line with what my degree and experience- both back home and here in Vegas total should garner. If you don't want to work for casino properties then moving to Vegas was probably not the best idea.

As for the other person who suggested "for my own safety" that I not brag???? Wasn't bragging- didn't even give numbers, job descriptions, etc. I was merely stating my experience and trying to give a bit of advice. And I definitley didn't give any clues as to who I am- so who is it that I need to be looking over my shoulder for?

Also, I think I mentioned in the beginning that I have been here over 4 years. I think I might have a decent grasp of what's going on by now.

Look, it wasn't my goal to make anyone angry- I just thought that maybe someone reading this would like to know that not everyone who lives in Las Vegas thinks that it's a bad place. We all have different experiences- I'm not trying to diminish yours. I would appriciate it if we could all take a civil and mature tone and not imply that you have to be a stripper to earn a living in Vegas!

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bvidot in Rockford, Illinois

63 months ago

Southern Lady in Las Vegas, Nevada

I didn't mean you about "bragging" - meant it for the guy who got a job at Aria from out of state. MGM hiring from out of state has pissed off a lot of unemployed, experienced casino workers that already live in Las Vegas.

I wish you success in Vegas. I miss Vegas already. If the economy didn't tank and jobs were still plentiful (I am in the legal profession for over 25 years), I would still be there, sitting on my patio having my coffee instead of scraping that frozen crap (frost?) off the windshield of my car this morning!!! (I don't even own an ice scraper, had to borrow one!!) I am from the midwest originally - Chicago born and raised - but have lived in the desert for the past 7 years!! So I am having a real hard time with the cold!! I already instructed my friends to shoot me if I show up wearing my sandals with socks!!! But it is an adjustment - but when you're a Midwesterner - we can handle anything! (Well.....ask me if I can handle the weather in January!! LOLOLOL)

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cali girl in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Well my husband was offered a job at a company in april that got his resume off of careerbuilder.com, since we lived in socal at the time he had had 2 phone interviews and the plant manager made arrangements for he and i to come for the job offer(all expenses reimbursed). Also rented him a suite at a hotel less than a mile from the job for 90 days to see if he could adjust from his life in socal to nevada. worked out great, a few weks ago, the hr manager called him into his office o tell him how pleased he was with his performance thus far, and asked him if any of his past coworkers would be willing to relocate here, he absolutely refuses to hire locals for the higher paying positions because he has lived in 7 different countries and has never met lazier people than native nevadans.he said his choice of states to recruit from is california because the cost of living is so high that the people there actually work hard because thats what it takes to make it there. also gave him $6,000 relocation so the kids and I could come after his 90 days were up at the hotel suite that they had rented him, we live in paradise hills in henderson and so far so good, but we did apply at a few apts, and I was blown away when the leasing manager at one complex was complaining that the secretary didnt run our credit when she was supposed to and he slammed down the paper and said , "thats the work ethic of a nevadan alright" so to hear it from my hubbys boss and apt. manager, you local folks don't have a good reputation when it comes to your work ethics because I wasnt here for a week and had heard it from two different people, so dont get mad and say out of towners are taking your jobs, because my husband had never been to henderson before this job offer came along, and hes making about 6-7k per month(engineer).

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

cali girl in Las Vegas, Nevada

But remember something else: a LOT of people who work there are NOT Nevadans but from other States, have excellent work ethics and are smart and hard working. I also know born and raised Nevadans and they are bright and hard working. I am from Chicago and when I first came out to Las Vegas, I was appalled at the attitude of so many people. Some of the people I worked with at the law firm I was at for years were the laziest people ever and they were not born Nevadans but from California, Texas and Utah, and yes Californians being THE WORST! Ask anyone from back East and they will agree. If we had an ocean in Vegas - those Cali people would never show up to work. So sorry, I don't agree with your husband's boss or the apartment manager. It takes all kinds from every State - whether they are lazy or hard working.

Your husband's job is one of a kind. And he is lucky. There are very few jobs such as his in Vegas.

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cali girl in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

I was born and raised in Socal(36 years old) and you are right there are lazy people everywhere, I haven't personally met anyone here that i would consider, but Im wondering if the attitude of my husbands boss and that of other people in the hiring positions here are the same, is that why there are so many locals out of work , because that may be how most people in the hiring positions view the local Nevadans, maybe that is the reason there are so many still looking for work. The employers have seen something in the overall attitude or work ethic to makem them apprehensive to hire someone local, I mean a few posts earlier someone was complaing about how many Citycenter jobs went to people called in from other states. Why would they do that when there's so many local casino worker with prior experience ? My point exactly!!

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msdiamonds in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Who in the h@ll interview you people,should have checked your spelling first! OOOPS!!! ONLY in LAS VEGAS!

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bvidot in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

msdiamonds in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Who in the h@ll interview you people,should have checked your spelling first! OOOPS!!! ONLY in LAS VEGAS!

"Cough cough" - Shouldn't it be "Who in the h@ll INTERVIEWED you people...."? Should have checked your grammar first.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

I just set back and watch the madness unfold. Today's headline news was nothing new. Las Vegas, NV once again made it to the number one spot for the highest in foreclosured homes in America. Soon to follow will be unemployment has it nears 14% Las Vegas, NV an all American pity!

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msdiamonds in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Good job!!!So you noticed,hahahahah!!!

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Hey folks, I interviewed for a position with the City Center, we all know who is really running the show so no need to give the company name, and the salary they were offering for the position was so far off the mark that I could work flipping hamburger and make just as much if I worked 12 hrs per day. Which is what they will expect the person to work in the position that I interviewed for. I believe that the reason that they finally got around to interviewing me was because I have lived in Las Vegas for 7 yrs and they must have figured that I was earning the salary that they would offer for the position. They were looking for someone with at least 5 yrs of experience, minimum, a degree and experience that only someone who has worked with Unions could bring to the table. That same position in areas like L.A., S.F, Chicago, Boston, Miami, NYC, Detriot, cities that have large Union populations, would pay about $100k at a min, which wouldn't be too bad here. But they were only offering $40-42k per yr. When I told the Mgr of the group what I earned last year, he was speechless. I haven't earned that kind of salary since 1985! So much for finding work here in Las Vegas with my experience, and don't say 'Well then move to where you can make that kind of money', I can work anywhere that it takes up to 21/2 hrs to commute and still make at least twice what the City Center was offering.

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bvidot in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

The salaries here suck big time. When I first came out here, I took a $12,000 cut in pay! But did make up a very small portion of it since there is no State income tax here (yet....). I was finally getting to what I was making back in Chicago when I first came out here when I lost my job here in Vegas earlier this year (about $2000 short). Those low salaries worked back in the late 80's and 90's and even early 2000's, but when the City actually became a bona fide city with a population of over 2 million, the cost of living went up but the salaries didn't. And when you consider half the working population, maybe more, is either making minimum wage or max $10-12 an hour, there is no incentive to pay employees better salaries. Also, those with "tip jobs" - servers, bartenders, dealers, etc - are hurting ,too, since people are not tipping what they used to (of course, when you are paying $10 for a drink not much is left over for a tip!!). My neighbor was a dealer at a local casino; a year ago he was bringing home anywhere from $100 to $200 in tips A NIGHT. Now, he's lucky if he brings home $25-50! People win money and they leave the casinos right away. No one sticks around and spends any part of their winnings like they used to. It is obviously different on the Strip but my guess it isn't much better.

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bvidot in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

msdiamonds in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Good job!!!So you noticed,hahahahah!!!

S*it happens!! No big deal....

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Agreed. It would be much better if folks who moved here had the 'Real' truth about how to obtain a job and what the salaries are before they come to Las Vegas. Believe it or not, for some of the same positions in my profession, Reno pays closer to the salaries in CA then they do here. That is because of it's distance from some of the major companies in CA.

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Your guess is correct, I have friends and neighbors who work on the strip and they are feeling the pinch as well. I just sent an email to the Mgr at City Center who interviewed me, regarding the trends in our profession and the current U.S. Senate passage of a bill that is going to impact companies throughout the U.S., including NV and CA.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Your guess is correct, I have friends and neighbors who work on the strip and they are feeling the pinch as well. I just sent an email to the Mgr at City Center who interviewed me, regarding the trends in our profession and the current U.S. Senate passage of a bill that is going to impact companies throughout the U.S., including NV and CA.

What bill is that?

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

In typical Washington fashion, they are attemptimg to pass a bil that will obviate the current Arbitration policies which companies have in place to arbitrate disputes, where there are no Union contracts in place in the workplace.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

I get it. Gives the companies the power to fire anyone they want for any reason regardless.

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msdiamonds in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

That's LAS VEGAS,they want 100% power to treat one like sh@t.

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

I doubt that this will continue to happen, the biggest problem of all, is that the Casino business has all of the really good law firms in their back pocket. This doesn't help an employee that is wronged from seeking competent legal help when they have been wronged. The only time that an employee can get competent help, is when they do it in large numbers like they did to Wynn Resorts.

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

That is what has been happening, with this new bill they will no longer be able to just fire anyone with out some legal recourse for the employee.

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Here is the gist of the bill that Congress is considering regarding Arbitration:

On Wednesday, October 7, 2009, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to scrutinize the practice of dispute-related employment arbitration.

The hearing was held in response to the introduction of the “Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009” (S. 931/H.R. 1020), which would outlaw mandatory dispute arbitration unless required by a collective bargaining agreement. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA).

During the Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the bill, Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) cited estimates that “at least 30 million workers have unknowingly waived their constitutionally guaranteed right to have their civil rights claims resolved by a jury.”

Witness Mark de Bernardo, a lawyer with the firm of Jackson Lewis in Washington, DC, countered by saying that labor organizations and employers have long embraced arbitration to resolve employment disputes and that the legislation would “effectively end arbitration in the non-union sector.”

In a related development earlier that week, the Senate voted 68 - 30 on October 6, to approve an arbitration-related amendment offered by Senator Al Franken (D-MN) to the Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Defense appropriations bill. The amendment would restrict any organization that contracts with the Defense Department from using dispute-related employment arbitration.

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Lost Hope in Nellis Afb, Nevada

62 months ago

I agree with you. I have a M.A. degree with military background,no criminal history and still cannot find a job. I have been looking for 3 years and have posted my resumes in several job websites to include federal. I figured the problem was with my resume and re-wrote it 11 times. Still, I have no luck. I went to several interview and I was told either I was overqualified, underqualified, or lack certification. So I was wondering do you know "anyone" that I can talk to about being an intern for the moment? Thanks.

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Lost Hope in Nellis Afb, Nevada said: I agree with you. I have a M.A. degree with military background,no criminal history and still cannot find a job. I have been looking for 3 years and have posted my resumes in several job websites to include federal. I figured the problem was with my resume and re-wrote it 11 times. Still, I have no luck. I went to several interview and I was told either I was overqualified, underqualified, or lack certification. So I was wondering do you know "anyone" that I can talk to about being an intern for the moment? Thanks.

Hi Lost Hope,

What type of work are you seeking?

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

MSN NEWS REPORTS ON LAS VEGAS AND WHERE FOLKS ARE MOVING TO.

Suppose, for instance, that you are living in Las Vegas. With a recent unemployment rate of 13.4%, things are tough there. In fact, it's a tough time in what is traditionally a rough time of year for Las Vegas. Skeptics should check a travel Web site like Expedia. When I did, a three-night stay at the four-star Rio was $60 a night, barely more than a roadside motel. You could stay at the five-star Bellagio for $199 a night.

Admittedly, this was a Sunday to Wednesday stay, not a weekend, but it gives you an idea of why the unemployment rate is so high: People aren't traveling, vacationing or gambling as much these days.

So what does it cost to leave Las Vegas?

Try $1,880 if you want to rent a 26-foot U-Haul truck, fill it with your worldly goods, and drive it to San Antonio. (In these comparisons, Nov. 3 was selected as the moving date.) But if you wanted to leave San Antonio (August unemployment rate: 7%) and move to Las Vegas, it would cost you only $437 for the same equipment.

That's quite a difference.

The difference is substantial even for cities that aren't hurting nearly as much. To move from Seattle, with an unemployment rate of 8.8% in August (well below the national average of 9.8%), to San Antonio would cost $1,404, but only $858 to move from San Antonio to Seattle.

Link: articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/SaveonaCar/where-jobs-are-the-u-haul-indicator.aspx

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Not the best place to find a job that pays what it takes to live here. Employers here think that we are still living in the 1980s cost of living.

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Marco in Helsinki, Finland

61 months ago

Hi,you all! I just wanna let you guys know that i lived in Vegas for 4 different times each time only 6mos. I know short stays, anyhow 1st. time i came there from Seattle (also great city)in -96,(i visited Vegas in -87 1st.time)it was so great to live there at least in those times, that i still can't get it off my mind! I remember in -96 when i checked into Hacienda(Mandalay Bay)it was thursday and i started calling for jobs,they offered me a job over the phone starting next morning(FRIDAY!!)i was able to talk for my start for monday morning!! The following 3 times that i moved back to Vegas i always got a job real fast,so all those times have changed a lot,i guess? It's difficult to even imagine what all has happened there because it truly felt so great and i met many hard working great folks from all over?! The atmosphere was a one of a kind! And not only Vegas but i miss the American Spirit in general! I really wish you all nothing but the best and i hope things will go been back like they used to be,it was that great! And at least we all who are not originally from Vegas have at least that Vegas experience,and at least for myself i also have that GREAT AMERICAN EXPERIENCE!! Thanks and good luck to you all!!

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

61 months ago

Unfortunately, not everyone's experience has been as great as yours. I have lived in Las Vegas for over 7 yrs and I have yet to find a job that will pay me anything close to what I was earning in CA. The best I could do was about $100k less then what I have been earning, until last Dec, in CA. Not to knock Las Vegas, but in my profession, they expect the "real" expertise, for minimum wage. I will not prostitute my 20+ yrs of experience for McDonald wages. I would rather work at McDonald's for minimum wage then give any employer here my expertise for peanuts! I am willing to take a big cut, but at least make it a livable wage.

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msdiamonds in Las Vegas, Nevada

61 months ago

Great! I understand exactly what you're saying,Vegas employers wants to give you peanuts and you're worth steak!

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

61 months ago

Your comments are right on target. If only they would stop living in the 70's and 80's, they might find real talent out in 'them thar hills'! All I ask for is a living wage for my expertise, they will readily pay an attorney $350 per hr, or put them on retainer, when I can either do the same work or answer the same questions, file documents regarding complaints with the OFCCP,EEOC, etc.

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