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Old 10-30-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Henderson
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LVD...I know but I have had a lot of crap in my life and now I do not let anything bother me. I walk around everyday smiling and in a good mood; as Jimmy Valvano said in his speech:everyday you have to laugh, cry and love and that makes a full day. I like reading your posts and enjoy your point of veiw on things, keep bringing the truth brother
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Well, my decision to relocate to Las Vegas is this: I am currently doing work as a security guard and as a bouncer in one of Denver's most popular nite clubs. The security job pays $11.20/hour with no bennies and the bouncer job started at $9/hr...I'm at $12/hr though and tips are NOT allowed. I have a studio apartment in a crappy part of town that costs me $540.00 plus $90-100/month in utilities. The utilities are high for a place this size because the water/trash/sewer is shared for the building and split between residents.

Judging by Craigslist, there are far more security and bouncer jobs in LV as opposed to Denver. I see 3-5 bouncer jobs EACH week in LV as opposed to 2-3 each YEAR in Denver. Security isn't quite that big of a difference but still I see far more security jobs in LV than Denver.
As for the apartment...no comparison...LV has much cheaper rents AND house prices.

The bouncer jobs in LV also all advertise $10-11/hr PLUS tips. I don't know what type of tips they make in LV but even a couple hundred per weekend would make a big difference to me.

I'm in the process of getting my NV PILB card while in Denver and getting all the other cards lined up so when I get there I only have a few steps left to finish up.

I have no idea what my marketability for bouncing is in LV due to my age (45)...may be a factor for good or bad. It has helped me in Denver as the clubs want someone firm but not easily riled up. I have been told I have a "presence" which helps, but the ability to remain calm, be very quick witted and able to de-escalate situations seems to be rare and in demand here. Hopefully in LV as well...

Does anyone have any insight on that part?

FWIW I currently work overnight 7 nights each week and sometimes do 5-6hours during the day doing maintenance for the club or apartments.

I'm no stranger to long hours, hard work, and extreme conditions.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:32 AM
 
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If you have a clean background and get your CPR cert. Casino Security on the strip starts at $12.50 to $14.00 an hour to start. Full bennies after 3 month probation. You may have to start part time and work another part time security job to make ends meet. But usualy in less than a year you go full time due to usual personal changes.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Default Background

Thanks for that info mojavedxer I do have a clean background...I wouldn't be able to get the NV PILB card or my Denver Merchant Guard Cards otherwise.... I was trained in first aid and CPR in the military but that was 20+ years ago, so a certification is needed....I can do that.
It sounds like casino security pays much better than any security in Denver...heck they offer only $10/hr here for ARMED! ...And benefits? i could use that! Any inside info on bouncing out there?
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Thanks for that info mojavedxer I do have a clean background...I wouldn't be able to get the NV PILB card or my Denver Merchant Guard Cards otherwise.... I was trained in first aid and CPR in the military but that was 20+ years ago, so a certification is needed....I can do that.
It sounds like casino security pays much better than any security in Denver...heck they offer only $10/hr here for ARMED! ...And benefits? i could use that! Any inside info on bouncing out there?
There's no substitute for coming to Las Vegas -- usually I suggest staying off the strip. But in this case, I'd stay ON the strip. Go down to the casino and talk to the people who are working security. I've found them to be a friendly bunch. But most of the security people where I work are former military or law enforcement. And there are a lot of Samoan guys who are a few inches and a few pounds away from being NFL linebackers. Suffice to say, these guys have presence. I'd certainly never mess with them.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:16 AM
 
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You'll be fine. There are jobs in Vegas. I had no trouble applying for and getting jobs when my hours were cut last year. I've been somewhat selective and I don't have the skills you probably have. Come to Vegas. The casinos are always looking for good talent!

Good luck!
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Default Thanks bccat and scoop

I was an MP for awhile in the Marine Corps, again , that was a lifetime ago...I'm not a real big guy though...6' 270# probably be 250-260 by January though...I've been losing weight. I want to get back to 230#.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: chicago
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I am a lpn , i live in chicago, i lived in vegas in 2005, i found 3 jobs in one year. If your in the health field you can find a job.
Also look on craigslist, and reviewjournal.com. If you are in the gaming industry, there may be some competition. Stay positive, pray, and you will find something.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: chicago
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Does anyone know of any lpn jobs in las vegas, i am not bilingual in spanish, nor am i iv certified, but i am cpr certified, and i would like to relocate back to north las vegas nv. I have 23 years of mental health exp.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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Default I have been applying jobs but no offer so far

I'm going to move to Vegas mid jan 2012. I have lived in Miami and still living. I started to search jobs in Vegas online and applied a few, but I haven't gotten any answered from companies yet. I am kind of nervous about not getting job before moving there. I trying to think about may be I'm still living Miami. When I move and start to apply, I believe that I have a big chance to get a job. I have a FL massage therapist license and I can get NV also.... let's cross our fingers!!
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