Think you'd just love living in Las Vegas?

United States
November 26, 2006 8:56pm CST
I've lived in Las Vegas for nine years. I've worked at the Venetian, The Luxor, and The Las Vegas Hilton. I've had many visitors tell me they'd just love to live here, and work in the casinos. I used to say the same thing. I got so very burnt out working on the Strip; it's very very fast paced, and when someone loses their money, they take it out on us frontline workers. I mean, if they don't qualify for something, they will bang their fists on the counter tops, yell and scream, throw things at you and even spit at you. When you try to explain something to a customer, they don't pay attention... they'll talk on their cell phone or talk to their friends. They'll even say that you were rude if they don't qualify for a perk; anything to get their own way. I no longer work in the casinos for the above reasons. Tell me what you think about my question. Sorry it was so long. Take care!!!!
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@Iamh4b1t (121)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I lived in an apartment on South Las Vegas Blvd. for 18 months. Being from San Diego I hated the weather for all except about 1 month in fall and 1 month in spring. I never worked in the casino's never gambled and despised going to the strip. (Which I was forced to do due to the multitude of visitors you get if you live in Vegas). The only thing I did like about Vegas was the food, the various buffet's were nice but I loved my $5.95 prime rib, not to mention the best Italian food at Nora's on Flamingo, yummy!
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• United States
1 Dec 06
Nora's? Hmmm I'll have to try that. Thanks for your input!
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• United States
10 Dec 06
I grew up in Vegas and have mostly lived here since the mid 70's. I lived in Hollywood and Santa Monica for a while too. I have literally seen Vegas grow from a small town into a fairly large city. I have never worked in the casino industry but have witnessed the antics of drunk,classless gamblers on occassion. I decided early on that customer service was not my fort`e. I like Vegas but boy oh boy has it changed. I can remember coming home to visit and commenting how funny it was that every little incident that occured in the valley that day was on the news that night. Don't get me wrong. There was quite a lot going on back then. Everyone who was ever accused of being associated with the alledged Mafia always had ties to Vegas. Back then our city had so much character. Never much culture but LOTS of character! I also remember as a kid how amazed people were when they learned that I lived in the suburbs and not in a hotel on the strip. And they have schools? Wow! I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed in where the journey in growth has led this city. Too many poor people,too much crime and not enough roadways. It has started to remind me of Los Angeles. A place that I would never lay down roots unless it was Bel-Air or Malibu. On a daily basis I try not to travel outside of the exclusive area in which we reside. Lovingly referred to as "the bubble." If I were in your shoes I'd probably be bald from pulling my hair out!
• United States
13 Dec 06
Oh, that is so funny that you said that! I had a security officer friend who told me a customer asked him if the employees lived in the casinos! Well.. DUUUUUUUUH! Where are the guests supposed to stay, especially if there are like 2,000 employees, lol!! And yes, we have schools and live in the suburbs, just like any other city that has casinos! People can be so ignorant at times! Thanks!
• United States
13 Dec 06
Oh yea, I too will stay away from the Strip at all costs! It's too crowded!!
@jal1948 (1360)
• India
15 Dec 06
casinos conduct a background check and that is one of the reasons people dont like to work for a casino. While your reasons are valid think of all the money one makes by way of wages and tips. You can live life king size and blow it all up and continue working and taking the crap day in and out or save wisely tolerate the crap and humour the customers till you build your resources then say buy to it all. Given an oppurtunity i would do that.
• United States
19 Dec 06
You would get very burned out working on the Strip. Not all jobs involve tips, and they don't pay what you think they pay. Having a background check is ok with me. I am totally out of the casino business.
@utsadetti (4589)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I'd love to. may be someday i can live in las vegas.
• United States
15 Dec 06
Okee dokee, just remember what I said about working in the casinos. ;-D
@momto2b2g (217)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I don't think I would like living in Las Vegas. The summers are too hot and it's too big of a city. I couldn't work in a casino either. They are too loud. I wouldn't want to deal with the rude people you described.
• United States
13 Dec 06
LOL, ok thank you!
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Do you like the city overall? I wouldn't want to work at a casino; I don't really even visit them. I'd like being near the desert and mountains, though. Is there much to do when visiting Vegas besides the casinos?
• United States
13 Dec 06
Yes, the city itself isn't too bad. You could visit the Hoover Dam, although the tour has been very limited since September 11th. You could also go to The Valley of Fire(which is beautiful) and to Red Rock Canyon, which is also beautiful. If you want to go to the mountains, I suggest you go see Mt. Charleston. It has an altitude of 11000 ft!
• United States
7 Dec 06
I lived in Las Vegas for about 4 years in the early 90's, I didnt work in any casinos, but visited when family came to visit. I worked for a paint and drywall company, on retired villages, loved the work. The only thing I didnt like about Las Vegas was winter without snow, Had to go to the mountains to get snow for my daughter to make a snow man. Some day I would love to move back, maybe when I retire.
• United States
7 Dec 06
thank you