NicksGamingStuff
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October 20th, 2011 at 1:55:56 AM permalink
I passed my dealer audition today. The dealer school sent me to Club Fortune in Henderson. It is a nice little place. The instructor at the dealer school told me she sent me to audition because I have a cocky attitude, I am not sure what that was supposed to mean. Anyway the casino manager did the audition. I killed all my players unfortunately, but it was a $2 game and everyone was betting the minimum so I didn't feel too bad. I was nervous as I had never had a dealer audition before. The casino manager said we all did great and he took our names down and said to fill out the application online and HR would contact us to continue the process. If I had been rejected they would have told us to go back to school and practice some more. I also interviewed on Monday for a food and beverage supervisor position at the Stratosphere. This position is a salaried position ($35k/year) but required a 6 day 60 hour work week. It is a bit more work per week than I would like, but on 35k when my rent is $495 a month I will do okay. I am not sure which job I would take if I had the opportunity to chose from both. On one hand the Strat job would be more money right away, but I would work like crazy for what comes down to about $11 an hour compared to dealing which would be more enjoyable but would initially bring in a much lower paycheck until I work my self up to a better place or a higher position. The position at the Strat would probably be a 10 hour window anywhere from 4am-10pm and the dealer position is an initial on-call position so who knows when and how much I would work. Decisions, decisions.... Any advice would be helpful although I am leaning towards the strat position just for the financial security but I feel I would enjoy working as a dealer at Club Fortune much more.
odiousgambit
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October 20th, 2011 at 2:10:08 AM permalink
Glad to hear you are upbeat.
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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October 20th, 2011 at 2:13:01 AM permalink
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Any advice would be helpful although I am leaning towards the strat position just for the financial security but I feel I would enjoy working as a dealer at Club Fortune much more.



Remember to look at the positions as how they will look on your resume' and how one might help or hurt moving into a better job in the future.

It might be worth it to put up with more negatives in a job if it will help you down the road.
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DJTeddyBear
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October 20th, 2011 at 5:02:22 AM permalink
Congrats on the audition.

Quote: NicksGamingStuff

She sent me to audition because I have a cocky attitude, I am not sure what that was supposed to mean.

Ask her.

She's not a potential employer where you want to keep your mouth shut to avoid screwing something up. She'd supposed to be helping you. Ask her what she meant. Also, ask her if she thought that was a good thing or not. Is an audition at Club Fortune a good thing? I mean, did she have the option of sending you somewhere else? Was the somewhere else a dump or nicer?


If you recall, that dealer we had at Terribles was a lot of fun. Even though she killed me and the Wiz, and Miplet won a grand total of one buck, we liked her because she was fun.

Then again, I think one key thing to being liked by a player is to have a personality - ANY personality. Some dealers are just cold, silent, robots, taking chips.



Quote: NicksGamingStuff

This position is a salaried position ($35k/year) but required a 6 day 60 hour work week.
...what comes down to about $11 an hour ...

Don't you mean $11.21 per hour? FYI: It actually calculates out at $9.61 per hour.

If you're comparing it to an hourly rate job, you have to factor in those 20 hours of O/T. 40 hours + 20 O/T = 70. Therefore 35000 / 52 / 70 = 9.61.

You gotta do what you gotta do, but that seems like a lot of hours for not a lot of money. It also leaves you with little time to look for something better.


Good luck!
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Alan
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October 20th, 2011 at 5:37:57 AM permalink
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a 6 day 60 hour work week.



Ouch!!...so much for having a life.
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October 20th, 2011 at 5:49:07 AM permalink
Congratulations! That was fast.

My advice is to go with the dealer job. The Stratosphere job will not leave enough time to have a life and I think you'll rise up faster with the dealing job.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
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October 20th, 2011 at 6:03:06 AM permalink
I'd have some questions about the Strat job. You know what happens at these salaried positions-60 hours easily becomes 70 or more. Hey, Nick one more thing before you go. Hey Nick, Bob called in sick... Ask lots of questions. If this job was so great you never would have known about it.

See how Club Fortune works out. There will be other jobs like the one at the Strat out there if need be.
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thlf
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October 20th, 2011 at 8:39:55 AM permalink
If you take the supervision job it might be difficult to go back down to dealing in the future. If you take the dealing job you can always move up to mgmt. and you will have the dealing experience under your belt.
DJTeddyBear
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October 20th, 2011 at 8:52:58 AM permalink
If money and the schedule were not a concern, which would you take?

I assume the dealer job.

Therefore, take it, but also get some BS job with a flexible schedule just to supplement the cash.

I used to work as a driver for Dominos. Not the greatest job, but the schedule was VERY flexible. Just about the only time it wasn't, was for the dinner rush on Fridays. With tips I was averaging $10-11 per hour. And this was about 20 years ago.

Just something to think about.
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FleaStiff
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October 20th, 2011 at 9:14:17 AM permalink
Ain't no dealer job.
This was a group audition probably done in arrangement with the school.
Club Fortune is a smoke filled rinky dink place. IF they offer a job, ... it sure won't pay much.

Strat is 35K but its not dealing or casino mgmt.

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