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Old 04-23-2007, 12:39 AM
 
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I read somewhere that average starting pay for servers in the union on the strip is $10.14 plus tips and housekeepers are making $11.35. Does anyone have a clue as to what cooks and bakers are making on the strip? Thanx in advance

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Old 04-23-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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According to this site, if I did it correctly, for experienced bakers, $21.26 per hour. http://www.nevadaworkforce.com/

I worked for the State of Nevada Employment Security Division but I don't recall if I ever put anyone into a baker's job. They usually don't need much help getting a job. You might have to join the Culinary Union though.

Wages for servers are misleading because tips are usually pretty high. Best job in Las Vegas used to be valet parking attendant but I don't know if it still is. Actually the best job was maitre d' but those jobs are gone now. Guest room attendants make more here than most anywhere else I understand, but they don't get many tips.

You should contact the hotels directly for information.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Best job in Las Vegas used to be valet parking attendant but I don't know if it still is.
From what I recently heard, it still is. I know a guy that used to be a lot jockey at one of the bigger resorts and he said he made upwards to $600 a day. Of course that had to be on one of the better days, but still not a bad income.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Bham, AL
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I never worked for a unionized company. Would I need to join the union before I look for jobs? Or am I automatically in the union once hired on by a unionized casino? I heard that you have to know someone to get into the union is that true?
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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It depends on the casino. Some will only interview you if you are already in the union and some only expect you to join the union after you're hired. I don't think you have to know anyone to join the Culinary Union. You can join up and get your name on the call list, but for food service you have to be qualifed and have your health card, TAM card, etc. Be prepared to spend some money on the required cards. If you can't afford the cards, as soon as you have a legitimate job offer, you can go to Nevada JobConnect and get a form for the employer to fill out stating the date you are to go to work, the cards you'll need, and they will pay for the cards. In some cases they will also pay for uniforms, shoes, etc. You have to be a Nevada resident, so you'll need a Nevada driver license, or Nevada ID, and a Social Security card. Aliens need a green card as well to prove they are eligible to work here. The Culinary Union has a school for cooks, servers, bus persons, etc. I don't know what's required but Nevada JobConnect can help you with that information. If you get on a union call-in list, expect to be on it a long time before you get called on a regular basis, such as for banquets, conventions, etc. For a young person, working your way up from a 'C' list to the 'A' list would be worth it in the long run. Same goes double for convention set up and tear down, and other convention jobs which is a different union. Once on the 'A' list you'll never be out of work very much. Nevada JobConnect hasn't got anything to do with the unions, but they have information you can use, plus they'll help you with your job search in a lot of ways, including paying for training in most cases. There is a Nevada JobConnect office on Maryland Parkway about three buildings south of DI Road across from Sears in the Boulevard Mall. There is also one in North Las Vegas on LV BLVD North almost to Pecos behind Church's Chicken, and one on Water Street in Henderson (of course) across from the Rainbow Club. Tell 'em Buzz sent you. That and $2.50 will get you a Starbucks. (Not responsible for recent rule changes since I retired, or nasty state employees.)
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Bham, AL
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Thank you Buzz for all of the info.
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Break a leg kid.

BTW: IF you can't find a job in Las Vegas you are doing something wrong. The question is, is it the job you want?
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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What is the wage for a union sous chef?
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:56 PM
 
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I am trying to find out the pay scale for a sous chef in the culinary union in vegas.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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Hold on, Chef. Scoop will be along and fill you in soon.
I found this though Sous Chef Salaries in Las Vegas, NV | Simply Hired
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