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Resort jobs for guys with long hair - seen any?

Discussion in 'Living in Sin (City that is)' started by trig, May 30, 2015.

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  1. trig

    trig Low-Roller

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    I'm planning on moving out there in two years. I'm a well built guy with hair past my chest and I'd like a job at a resort. I haven't cut it in 4 years and have no idea when I'll ever cut it. It looks great -well groomed, healthy, etc. In a perfect world, I'd like to work a pool somewhere.

    Have you all seen any guys with long hair working anywhere? What position and property?
     
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  3. KellyLovesVegas

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    You may have potential as a cabana boy - but I need a pic to assess your capabilities
     
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    Funny you should post this. There was a long hair that won a mile race on TV today. Dude looked like Jesus. Everyone else in the race was real short.

    The old fart in me has to ask: if you think your long hair is a detriment to employment....

    In this day and age lots of folks have visible tattoos and piercings and whatnot. I don't think long hair would that big of a deal.
     
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    Is this a joke? You play $100+ slots...
     
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  6. trig

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    No, it's no joke. I enjoy waiting tables (have done so for years), talking to people, and being outside. This is more of a pastime than a necessity. Something to do to get out of the house. Because I'm not desperate, I can be choosey. (if there are choices).
     
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    Why not be a casino host?
     
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    if you are well groomed and fit, why not just cut the hair and more jobs would be offered.
    Guess you decide if you want choices in jobs or take what is offered. Seems the higher
    paying the job the more people cover up tatoos and remove piercings.

    Their is no right or wrong, it is and always should be left up to the person signing the paycheck
    who they wants to train and hire and work in their business.

    Specific to your question I am sure if you would wear a hair net they would be glad to hire a qualified person to wash dishes irregardless of hairlength. enjoy!!!
     
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    Host?- Anyone seen any with long hair?

    Tom - I'm not cutting my hair. Spent too many years 'playing the politically correct part' and that part of my life is over.
     
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    You read my mind, Tim...
     
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    Isn't the logical career-path angle something more like: I'd love to work as a ____________/in the field of _____________, and then reverse engineer as to what that would entail as far as experience, skills and education?
     
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    While I sincerely appreciate everyone taking the time out of their one and only life to reply, we've gone off topic.

    I just want to know if any of you all have seen any guys with long hair working at any of the resorts.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Since you want a succinct answer: I can't recall any. (Well, in Hawaii, Mexico, yes.)

    (Note: It's Vegas. They're really not resorts when you get down to it. They're corporately-held casinos with hotels and resort amenities attached. With corporate being key.)

    But that's moot. What if we told you, "Yep, and they're all janitors," do you line up with an application in hand? Tats, piercings, religious proscriptions on certain days or jobs, hair ... I think most of us here get it. Having lifestyle and our money-making endeavors coincide is a good thing. And of course some folks put more stock in the former, some in the latter, when talking about the balance. That's really what this seems to be about. Your hair is #1. Being in Vegas, regardless job, seems to be #2?

    Dealers? Lifeguard? Security? Food service is likely the #1 employment sector in town, though you'd have to tie and tuck. Bell or valet, perhaps?

    What have you noticed during your trips to Vegas?
     
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    I saw ONE dealer at the Hard Rock with a pony tail ONE TIME. Don't know how or why he was hired r if he's still there. EVERY audition I've had looked at my hair and was told several times that it was too long - it was TOUCHING the top of my ears and collar. One grandma-type auditioner at the Golden Nugget told me "high and tight" and pointed to some US Marine-type buzz cuts the dealers had - i didn't comment but laughed to myself as I left. EVERYONE around the world wants to come to vegas and work in a casino, so don't think most casinos are gonna do more than give you lip service when your spot in line comes up. Do something they don't like and you're gone and they go to the next one on the list. The accountants and MBAs now running the place are pretty ruthless.

    As far as finding a job in general, you better have experience in ANY position you plan on getting here. If you plan on coming here and starting from scratch, you better bring a bankroll with you that can hold you over for a year or two. ANY casino job requires experience, usually at least 6 months to a year and THEN they will hire you part-time or on-call with a 90-day probation period. I looked into a bus-boy job at the Stratosphere and they wanted a years experience (a friggin' busboy !). Saw an ad on Craig's list for a SIGN SPINNER (those nitwits who stand on the street corner and flip ad signs around) and they wanted a years experience ! To work on the Strip, they will even specify that the experience should be in a "high-volume resort setting".

    I'd guess that maybe a bartender job in a seedy off-strip bar or gentlemen's club may be receptive, but i'd give you 50 / 50 IF you have the experience they're looking for. Long-hair for food handler jobs probably won't fly. I can honestly say that i've seen VERY few long hair guys in ANY jobs here, even gas station attendants. Seen some goofy young guys with it combed up in the center of their heads though :D .

    Unless you wanna work at 7-11 or be a cab driver, I'd come here cautiously and have an alternate plan or exit strategy. Everybody from every 3rd world country is gonna be standing in line in front of you. Wish you well :) .
     
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    Man i bet those jobs are impossible to get. Good tips and people who have them never give them up. I've been told the hardest job in town to get is a valet who parks the cars.
     
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    To answer the original question, I have not. I worked at a strip property till recently and in our employee handbook it specifically stated that men could not have hair past a specific length. I don't remember the exact length, but I remember it basically saying short hair. FWIW, we also had strict guidelines with tattoos and facial hair. We could have facial hair, but you could not "grow it" and work at the same time. (so grow it during your vacation or already have it when you start where your options)
     
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    It may hinder you, but it's not a deal breaker. Policies vary between properties, most state allowable lengths in the handbook. However, some properties and positions are more lenient. Basically, if your fit & attractive the pool job has real potential. Especially if you're flexible and have a good attitude. Keep in mind pool season is not year round. Some get laid off and others get moved to other departments, for example, my cousin worked at Flamingo's pool and the front desk (under 21) and then tattoo parlor. You also have a better shot at the younger more hip hotels, Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock, etc. A neat appearance is important, but you can have long hair, facial hair, piercings, etc and still be nicely groomed. Even much of the management in the city is covered in tattoos under their suits.
     
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    Plenty of long-haired guys work at the Hard Rock... as someone who no longer has much hair on my head, I'm jealous!
     
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    Watch out, you might be mistaken for Bruce Jenner. just kidding but I couldn't explain how I felt when I saw the picture of the guy with long hair, boobs and a dress.

    In Honolulu I have seen men with their hair tied in a pony tail working jobs. Mostly as sales clerks and such, I think in restaurants people with long hair need to have them netted and tied. I also see men with beards netted to protect hair from falling into the food. Sorry, I never noticed men with long hair working in vegas.
     
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    Hair club for men? kidding.

    I'm one of the lucky ones, so far other than a receding hairline I still have a good amount of hair. My dad too but then many years ago he started growing his hair long and combing it back until I realized that he was getting bald in the middle. Oh the horror to see his bald spot, with my moms side and their receding hairlines I just hoped that they wouldn't meet and I would lose all the hair down the middle of my head. Hopefully I won't get that way, at least until I'm in my 70's or 80's.
     
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