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(Slate)   Vegas casino bartending workforce increasingly dominated by young and sexy big-breasted women, edging out the middle-aged union members who knew how to mix drinks   (slate.com) divider line 75
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2013-03-27 08:26:20 AM
I have no problem with this trend.
 
2013-03-27 09:10:37 AM
Who cares?!  Dollar Jager shots at the Fremont!!!!
 
2013-03-27 09:11:36 AM
Another triumph for free market Capitalism
 
2013-03-27 09:15:17 AM
Sex sells.  More at 11.
 
2013-03-27 09:17:18 AM
Vegas? I bet this is a long-time national trend.
 
2013-03-27 09:26:19 AM
That's not how it's supposed to work.  The bartender is supposed to be a middle aged expert drink mixer, and the WAITRESS is supposed to be young & sexy.
 
2013-03-27 09:31:49 AM
I will require pictorial evidence of what a young, sexy, big-breasted woman might look like.
 
2013-03-27 09:42:55 AM
The bigger the Nips, the better the Tips!
 
2013-03-27 09:44:19 AM

Heraclitus: The bigger the Nips, the better the Tips!


The bigger the waistband, the deeper the quicksand.
 
2013-03-27 09:52:11 AM

max_pooper: Heraclitus: The bigger the Nips, the better the Tips!

The bigger the waistband, the deeper the quicksand.


or so you have read?
 
2013-03-27 09:56:08 AM
Vegas died years ago. See: end of 'Casino'.
 
2013-03-27 10:05:48 AM

Lexx: That's not how it's supposed to work.  The bartender is supposed to be a middle aged expert drink mixer, and the WAITRESS is supposed to be young & sexy.


That requires paying both a bartender AND a waitress. If you instead pay just one, the customers will do the work of moving the drinks for you, and stay near the bar to oggle the remaining employee.
 
2013-03-27 10:14:28 AM
"Give me a perfect Manhattan."

"Well, I can pour it between my breasts, if you like. That would probably be perfect for you."

"Give me a Bud."
 
2013-03-27 10:59:18 AM

gopher321: I have no problem with this trend.


I do. Vegas was better before it became a cheap plastic veneer of its former self.

Say what you will about their business practices, the goddamn Mob knew how to take care of their customers.
 
2013-03-27 11:10:41 AM
I'm OK with this. I drink Scotch, neat. It ain't rocket science.
 
2013-03-27 11:12:02 AM

UberDave: Who cares?!  Dollar Jager shots at the Fremont!!!!


Last time I was there it was $1 Heineken's at Slots 'O Fun - it was like the Wal-Mart of the casinos in that place.

Gonz: gopher321: I have no problem with this trend.

I do. Vegas was better before it became a cheap plastic veneer of its former self.

Say what you will about their business practices, the goddamn Mob knew how to take care of their customers.


Wishing I could go back in time and see Vegas before it turned into what it is today.
 
2013-03-27 11:12:14 AM
I thought young people were unemployed and crushed by massive school loans?
 
2013-03-27 11:25:06 AM
Not the only profession. Visit a veterinary college, the only guys there are older professors and janitors.
 
2013-03-27 11:26:28 AM
I worked at a bar in college where the new manager dumped us ugly guys and brought in chicks with boobs. A few months later he's biatching about his sales being down 25% (or more) and liquor costs increasing.

Duh. Because us guys had to hustle, knew what we were doing and didn't rely on our assets to make money.

He begged for us to come back and we told him to fark off. The place was closed 18 month later.
 
2013-03-27 11:42:55 AM
There are butter faces doing everything out there.  Dealing, tending bar, and waitressing. Surprised the strip clubs can still find dancers.

Nice when you get a math challenged big breasted girl dealing 21. If you're not too drunk to count you do pretty well.
 
2013-03-27 11:50:59 AM
The recipe to the perfect cocktail (whatever that is) is just that---a recipe. Anybody of average intelligence and a reliable memory ought to be able to memorize the recipes to the most frequently requested mixed drinks in no time. Less popular ones can be put on the bar computer/cash register's memory for reference by anybody able to read directions. There's no grizzled middle-aged man magic involved here.

The real problem (for those who insist on their idea of the perfect cocktail, served by a grizzled barman full of Sinatra stories, most if not all complete fiction) is that most people don't actually go to Vegas casinos for the food or the drink. They come to gamble, and many, amazingly enough, come as well to see scantily clad women. (Even the mob came on business.) The wonder is that it took so long (apparently) for someone to point that out to management.

But yeah, sure, knock yourself out, blame the (I admit) poorly-paid barmaid whose <i>premières commentaires</i> you stared at all night and who wouldn't give you her phone number for the fact you couldn't get a drink up to the standards of your hometown hipster bar (and the fact you stiffed her on the tip). Bet she had sharp knees too.
 
2013-03-27 12:08:29 PM

mjohnson71: I worked at a bar in college where the new manager dumped us ugly guys and brought in chicks with boobs. A few months later he's biatching about his sales being down 25% (or more) and liquor costs increasing.

Duh. Because us guys had to hustle, knew what we were doing and didn't rely on our assets to make money.

He begged for us to come back and we told him to fark off. The place was closed 18 month later.


Unlikely.
 
2013-03-27 12:10:39 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: mjohnson71: I worked at a bar in college where the new manager dumped us ugly guys and brought in chicks with boobs. A few months later he's biatching about his sales being down 25% (or more) and liquor costs increasing.

Duh. Because us guys had to hustle, knew what we were doing and didn't rely on our assets to make money.

He begged for us to come back and we told him to fark off. The place was closed 18 month later.

Unlikely.


Maybe it was a gay male bar.
 
2013-03-27 12:17:28 PM

Champion of the Sun: There are butter faces doing everything out there.  Dealing, tending bar, and waitressing. Surprised the strip clubs can still find dancers.

Nice when you get a math challenged big breasted girl dealing 21. If you're not too drunk to count you do pretty well.


I once got reeled into a table because of the dealer (who was at least a DD cup and wearing lingerie).  It was going reasonably well until I got $12 on my $10 bet for a blackjack.  "WTF???"  She points at the "6:5 Odds" in the tiniest font ever on the other side of the table.  Got my ass up right then and there.

/Cool Story, Sucker
 
2013-03-27 12:56:05 PM
FTA....The bartenders are dressed in very low cut V-neck midriff tops displaying surgically enhanced breasts and low-slung, hip-hugging, skin-tight stretch pants that reveal muscled abdomens and tattoos right above the buttocks.

And I'm spent.
 
2013-03-27 01:01:26 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: "Give me a perfect Manhattan."

"Well, I can pour it between my breasts, if you like. That would probably be perfect for you."



Sounds perfect to me
 
2013-03-27 01:11:42 PM

Lexx: That's not how it's supposed to work.  The bartender is supposed to be a middle aged expert drink mixer, and the WAITRESS is supposed to be young & sexy.


Lemonade on your porch or mi....heh you little shats, GTFO of my yard!
 
2013-03-27 01:29:30 PM

Lawn_offit: I'm OK with this. I drink Scotch, neat. It ain't rocket science.


 You'd be surprised at how many times I've ordered a neat bourbon from some bimbo bartender only to be given a a glass full of ice.
 
2013-03-27 01:35:39 PM
This should really be limited to the day shift or slow nights. When it's busy they just need to get the drinks out as fast as possible and there's no time to flirt with the bartender anyway.
 
2013-03-27 02:00:45 PM

The Smails Kid: I will require pictorial evidence of what a young, sexy, big-breasted woman might look like.

 
2013-03-27 02:01:59 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: mjohnson71: I worked at a bar in college where the new manager dumped us ugly guys and brought in chicks with boobs. A few months later he's biatching about his sales being down 25% (or more) and liquor costs increasing.

Duh. Because us guys had to hustle, knew what we were doing and didn't rely on our assets to make money.

He begged for us to come back and we told him to fark off. The place was closed 18 month later.

Unlikely.


I saw something like this happen at an ice cream shop.  Employees being overly liberal with the product, or kinda lax with the register keeping, can add up real quick.  However that's completely unrelated to having breasts-- just a manager with too many irresponsible newbs per shift.
 
2013-03-27 02:03:47 PM

buckeyebrain: Champion of the Sun: There are butter faces doing everything out there.  Dealing, tending bar, and waitressing. Surprised the strip clubs can still find dancers.

Nice when you get a math challenged big breasted girl dealing 21. If you're not too drunk to count you do pretty well.

I once got reeled into a table because of the dealer (who was at least a DD cup and wearing lingerie).  It was going reasonably well until I got $12 on my $10 bet for a blackjack.  "WTF???"  She points at the "6:5 Odds" in the tiniest font ever on the other side of the table.  Got my ass up right then and there.

/Cool Story, Sucker


I don't play blackjack (or gamble at all for that matter).  Somebody please explain this to me?  It sounds like $12 when you should have won $10 is a spiffy deal, not reason to get up an leave.
 
2013-03-27 02:08:08 PM

tillerman35: buckeyebrain: Champion of the Sun: There are butter faces doing everything out there.  Dealing, tending bar, and waitressing. Surprised the strip clubs can still find dancers.

Nice when you get a math challenged big breasted girl dealing 21. If you're not too drunk to count you do pretty well.

I once got reeled into a table because of the dealer (who was at least a DD cup and wearing lingerie).  It was going reasonably well until I got $12 on my $10 bet for a blackjack.  "WTF???"  She points at the "6:5 Odds" in the tiniest font ever on the other side of the table.  Got my ass up right then and there.

/Cool Story, Sucker

I don't play blackjack (or gamble at all for that matter).  Somebody please explain this to me?  It sounds like $12 when you should have won $10 is a spiffy deal, not reason to get up an leave.


He bet $10, and won $12.  The profit being $2.  But losing would've lost $10.  Those are shiatty odds.

/the house always wins
 
2013-03-27 02:20:33 PM

tillerman35: buckeyebrain: Champion of the Sun: There are butter faces doing everything out there.  Dealing, tending bar, and waitressing. Surprised the strip clubs can still find dancers.

Nice when you get a math challenged big breasted girl dealing 21. If you're not too drunk to count you do pretty well.

I once got reeled into a table because of the dealer (who was at least a DD cup and wearing lingerie).  It was going reasonably well until I got $12 on my $10 bet for a blackjack.  "WTF???"  She points at the "6:5 Odds" in the tiniest font ever on the other side of the table.  Got my ass up right then and there.

/Cool Story, Sucker

I don't play blackjack (or gamble at all for that matter).  Somebody please explain this to me?  It sounds like $12 when you should have won $10 is a spiffy deal, not reason to get up an leave.


Most tables pay out at 3-2.

Bet $5, win $7.50.
 
2013-03-27 02:22:11 PM

SN1987a goes boom: tillerman35: buckeyebrain: Champion of the Sun: There are butter faces doing everything out there.  Dealing, tending bar, and waitressing. Surprised the strip clubs can still find dancers.

Nice when you get a math challenged big breasted girl dealing 21. If you're not too drunk to count you do pretty well.

I once got reeled into a table because of the dealer (who was at least a DD cup and wearing lingerie).  It was going reasonably well until I got $12 on my $10 bet for a blackjack.  "WTF???"  She points at the "6:5 Odds" in the tiniest font ever on the other side of the table.  Got my ass up right then and there.

/Cool Story, Sucker

I don't play blackjack (or gamble at all for that matter).  Somebody please explain this to me?  It sounds like $12 when you should have won $10 is a spiffy deal, not reason to get up an leave.

He bet $10, and won $12.  The profit being $2.  But losing would've lost $10.  Those are shiatty odds.

/the house always wins


Blackjack usually pays 3:2, I would have left too.
 
2013-03-27 02:26:00 PM
Not a single picture in this thread yet?

Sigh.
 
2013-03-27 02:29:35 PM

SN1987a goes boom: tillerman35: buckeyebrain: Champion of the Sun: There are butter faces doing everything out there.  Dealing, tending bar, and waitressing. Surprised the strip clubs can still find dancers.

Nice when you get a math challenged big breasted girl dealing 21. If you're not too drunk to count you do pretty well.

I once got reeled into a table because of the dealer (who was at least a DD cup and wearing lingerie).  It was going reasonably well until I got $12 on my $10 bet for a blackjack.  "WTF???"  She points at the "6:5 Odds" in the tiniest font ever on the other side of the table.  Got my ass up right then and there.

/Cool Story, Sucker

I don't play blackjack (or gamble at all for that matter).  Somebody please explain this to me?  It sounds like $12 when you should have won $10 is a spiffy deal, not reason to get up an leave.

He bet $10, and won $12.  The profit being $2.  But losing would've lost $10.  Those are shiatty odds.

/the house always wins


No. In blackjack the dealer pays out leaving your original chips in the place. He bet $10 and received $12 dollars, all profit.

At most casinos, hitting a blackjack pays at 3:2, not 5:6 like the shiaty tables in the original comment.
 
2013-03-27 02:33:41 PM

tillerman35: I don't play blackjack (or gamble at all for that matter). Somebody please explain this to me? It sounds like $12 when you should have won $10 is a spiffy deal, not reason to get up an leave.


In a normal situation (say, my 20 beats the dealer's 18), you get $10 (and keep your $10).  An almost-universal rule is that if you get a blackjack (Ace and a face card or 10 in the first two cards), it pays off at 3:2 odds.  So a blackjack on a $10 bet would get you $15 in profit.  However, in recent times, some casinos have been squeezing the players and setting up 6:5 odds on a blackjack in exchange for certain benefits (i.e., a single deck vs. an eight-deck shoe).  This puts the overall odds much more tilted towards the house than the usual 3:2 (which is damn-near even when you play perfect basic strategy).

SN1987a goes boom: He bet $10, and won $12. The profit being $2. But losing would've lost $10. Those are shiatty odds.


No, the profit is still $12, but it should be $15 at a normal 3:2 table.  My story being the busty bimbo put me on a table with bad odds (which I usually avoid like the plague).
 
2013-03-27 02:42:34 PM

Shryke: Why Would I Read the Article: mjohnson71: I worked at a bar in college where the new manager dumped us ugly guys and brought in chicks with boobs. A few months later he's biatching about his sales being down 25% (or more) and liquor costs increasing.

Duh. Because us guys had to hustle, knew what we were doing and didn't rely on our assets to make money.

He begged for us to come back and we told him to fark off. The place was closed 18 month later.

Unlikely.

Maybe it was a gay male bar.


Or he likes his drinks to be made properly and arrive quickly. The local wing joint is real hit or miss for this. The hot girls are nice to look at if you've got all night, but they spend for-farking-ever getting across the bar as they flirt with every slack-jawed regular giving them the eye. When you just want your god damned food and booze, you better hope the big one's working.
 
2013-03-27 03:09:45 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: mjohnson71: I worked at a bar in college where the new manager dumped us ugly guys and brought in chicks with boobs. A few months later he's biatching about his sales being down 25% (or more) and liquor costs increasing.

Duh. Because us guys had to hustle, knew what we were doing and didn't rely on our assets to make money.

He begged for us to come back and we told him to fark off. The place was closed 18 month later.

Unlikely.


very likely, busy bars want fast service. around here are 75-95% male they are mixing and getting drinks out, not flirting even those with female bartenders if you try to talk to them other than saying "hello my order is..." they walk away and serve someone else.

slow dive bars where the bartender has 10 minutes between drinks are more suited to eye candy with the healthy lungs.
 
2013-03-27 03:11:56 PM
I'm of the school of thought that I don't care who makes me a drink, just don't fark it up and be swift.

That being said, of the places I frequent the best bartenders are the guys. Some of the girls still do a good job, but the guys seem to be more apt to comp a drink or two. Plus I see the girls playing on their phone behind the bar too much, which really irritates the shiat out of me if it's been one of those type of days and I need a damn cocktail.
 
2013-03-27 03:13:56 PM

thewulf: Not a single picture in this thread yet?

Sigh.


media.heavy.com

Make it a double, eh?
 
2013-03-27 03:15:13 PM

mysticcat: Another triumph for free market Capitalism


I hate when consumers get what they want too.
 
2013-03-27 03:22:39 PM
hey, my daughter works as a part-time bartender, but not in Vegas
 
2013-03-27 03:54:53 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-27 04:06:38 PM
"I went to Tahoe with my girlfriend. They like young cocktail waitresses there; you can make big money. When I get older I'll move to Reno; they like older cocktail waitresses."
 
2013-03-27 04:07:05 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-27 04:09:35 PM
And one for the ladies/gays since a few came up while GIS'ing

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-27 04:18:24 PM
So vegas is under the impression that adding an "entertainer" suffix to job titles will sheild them from age and sex discrimination suits, and one hiring person admitted in the article that she keeps an outfit around to scare men away from applying?


Oh the lawsuits, they will rain down like mighty waters any day now, and I wouldn;t be suprised if the bartender's union secretly funds them
 
2013-03-27 04:22:42 PM
Ideally the bartender is supposed to the be the professional of the bunch.  Knows how to make drinks, knows how to cut off customers and get them out the establishment without much a scene, etc.  It's fine if he has some T&A assistance for passing out beers and shots, but when it is all young girls behind the bar, best stick to ordering beer.  Same with a bunch of guys in their 20s with strong jaws, although they're normally better at mixing strong drinks at least.

Plus too much T&A runs the risk of making the female patrons feel uncomfortable or insecure and driving them out of the establishment.  Then you get a sausage fest and fark that shiat.

/even worse is when you hit the bar that hired untalented and not that attractive girls in their 20s
//they suck at making drinks and you have to look at their muffin top as you finish the beer and prepare to GTFO
 
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