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October 14th, 2014 at 10:41:25 AM permalink
Quote: mds

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/oct/13/sls-las-vegas-announces-layoffs/



ahhh. Revel II

and one wonders why the Echelon casino isn't going anywhere (former frontier/stardust location)
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October 14th, 2014 at 10:42:53 AM permalink
ALL new casinos in LV have layoffs within 6-9 months after opening, Wynn and Mandalay Bay included. It is non news. Not that optimistic for their prospects though, DT Grand and them both chose to open in an already saturated market. But the layoffs in and of themselves are irrelevant.
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October 14th, 2014 at 12:34:42 PM permalink
Surprised? YEAH!

Surprised that it hasn't happened sooner....
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October 14th, 2014 at 12:37:45 PM permalink
I am pretty sure EVERY casino over hires to open the doors. They figure X amount will quit, Y amount will get fired for sucking at thei job, and then they have the number that they actually need.

if X+Y doesn't get them to their number then they have to make cuts.
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October 14th, 2014 at 1:53:29 PM permalink
2% of their work force is 32 people. This is hardly newsworthy. They over hired. That happens in almost all new businesses.
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October 14th, 2014 at 1:55:16 PM permalink
Let's not lose sight of the fact that only 2% were let go.

3400 * 0.02 = 68

Big whoop.
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October 14th, 2014 at 2:03:03 PM permalink
RIP AP catching team: I guess they caught them all and there was nothing left for them to do.
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October 14th, 2014 at 2:07:28 PM permalink
Happens at every new Casino. Can't read anything into it. You have to have an abnormal amount of Staff for the first couple of months, not only to cover for the abnormal amount of business to see the new place, but also many of the Staff are new and don't make the grade during this time. If they do it again next year then that's newsworthy.


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October 14th, 2014 at 2:12:53 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

Let's not lose sight of the fact that only 2% were let go.

3400 * 0.02 = 68

Big whoop.



Unless you're 1 of the 68. Kinda sucks, they haven't worked long enough to apply for unemployment.
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October 15th, 2014 at 2:14:47 AM permalink
Quote: Sabretom2

Unless you're 1 of the 68. Kinda sucks, they haven't worked long enough to apply for unemployment.



I suspect almost every one of their employees worked at a different casino and switched to the SLS when they opened. If they are laid off, I don't think it'll be too difficult to get their jobs back from wherever they were working before.
mds
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October 15th, 2014 at 8:08:08 AM permalink
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I suspect almost every one of their employees worked at a different casino and switched to the SLS when they opened. If they are laid off, I don't think it'll be too difficult to get their jobs back from wherever they were working before.



A lot not all of the Hotel/Casinos have a clause of NO REHIRE.
ten2win
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October 15th, 2014 at 8:17:33 AM permalink
Has anyone heard from Tomspur on this matter?

IIRC, he is(or maybe was), some type of floor person at the SLS.
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October 15th, 2014 at 3:05:43 PM permalink
Quote: ten2win

Has anyone heard from Tomspur on this matter?

IIRC, he is(or maybe was), some type of floor person at the SLS.



Think he's in Surveillance/Game Protection, not on the floor. He was on the other day; I'm guessing he's not going to make any comments about his employer on here. I sure wouldn't, anyway.
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October 21st, 2014 at 5:17:31 AM permalink
You know that lone meandering neon light that decorates the underside of the portecochere entrance next to the parking garage? Hope they let the guy who came up with that idea go.

(BTW, the SLS acronym apparently stands for Style Luxury Service.)
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October 21st, 2014 at 6:25:03 AM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

You know that lone meandering neon light that decorates the underside of the portecochere entrance next to the parking garage? Hope they let the guy who came up with that idea go.



Unfortunately, seems like that's how some things are today, "This guy came up with this idea and it ended up being bad so he should be punished" when in reality, there was likely a group of people who supported/allowed it to happen.

It's like when a teenage kid comes up with a prank and his friends join in. If the prank goes horribly wrong, that one kid is blamed for coming up with the idea, but really, everyone else was in on it too....and it's all of their faults.



I really do like the SLS. I don't know what it is about the place, but I like the feel. I really wish the northern part of the strip was revitalized. But, that's kinda tough to do, since it'd require several casinos/attractions in the area to spruce up, not just one. Hoping the SLS can survive long enough for that day.
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October 21st, 2014 at 8:54:05 AM permalink
Quote: RS

It's like when a teenage kid comes up with a prank and his friends join in. If the prank goes horribly wrong, that one kid is blamed for coming up with the idea, but really, everyone else was in on it too....and it's all of their faults.



You want to share with us what you took the blame for? ;-)



Quote: RS

I really do like the SLS. I don't know what it is about the place, but I like the feel.



I like the place too, but one thing I can't stand are those ugly stainless steel craps tables. They look like they should be filled with ice and bottles of beer. Fire the guy or gal that chose those for the casino.

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