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bathroom attendant a real gig at LV clubs?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Killer_Demo, May 15, 2017.

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  1. Killer_Demo

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    Hello, i have heard stories of ppl working the bathrooms at LV nightclubs for good money. Bathroom attendant meaning the person who turns water on to rinse your hands And hands you a towel and maybe a spray of Cologne and they put money in tip-jar. For anybody that lives in LV. Is this a real job/gig or are they BS'ing?
     
  2. The Rumor

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    This is a real job outside of LV as well.

    Yes, these exist in LV clubs - mouthwash, cologne, etc
     
  3. vegasdev

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    it's been around for years. major cities, clubs, hotels, casinos. I can remember when they had an attendant in the restrooms at the Barbary Coast. it really is a nice touch, having those toiletries available.
     
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    In the early 90's, I worked at a place that was too cheap to install the new automatic flushing urinals. I was hired to stand in a room behind the urinals, and when you finished peeing, I would flush the urinal, giving the impression that our place was, "Hi tech".

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    I am not sure if the attendants are being paid by the club or if they just make their money off their tips or if they give a cut of their tips to the clubs or if they pay the club a set fee to set up in their bathrooms.

    I noticed at the strip clubs that some attendants come in later in the evening and set up shop then. I'm assuming that the attendants pay for all the cologne and other stuff because during off hours the bathrooms are empty.

    Sounds like an interesting job, I figure he probably makes at least $20 an hour from tips, at least at the busier clubs and can make a lot more at the busier clubs.

    Hey somebody's gotta do it but I'm not sure if the club pays them or if they just rely on tips.
     
  6. vegasdev

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    no shit? that's crazy!
     
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    I've seen the attendants here and there over the years, but they haven't offered anything so they haven't gotten anything from me. It's supposed to be an old school perk for high end establishments but it's been more like an extra body in the way in a crowded bathroom.
     
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    I consider this an inconvenience. I take the rest room literally. I spend time in there and prefer it to be private. I dont want someone outside the stall listening to me grunt or whatever lol.
     
  9. notfromconcentrate

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    Despite being a young guy in his early 20s with six Vegas trips under his belt, I've actually never been to a nightclub in Vegas. Nevertheless, I've been to enough "swanky" joints in various parts of the world to know that this is, indeed, a legit occupation.

    To me, it's a simple math equation. Say the nightclub has a capacity of 400 patrons, and this turns over about three times per night. That's 1,200 occupants. Half are of a given gender, for 600 to use a particular restroom. Say 80% of patrons use the restroom at least once. As an attendant, you'll see 480 faces per night.

    Realistically, I say about 25% will tip. I'm one of those people who will just wash and dry my hands myself accepting absolutely zero assistance (because I reject the premise of needing any assistance whatsoever with using the restroom), try not to make eye contact, and leave. Most other people I've seen are like that too. But between drunkenness, social pressure, confusion, and perhaps guilt, I expect that 1 in 4 will cough up at least a $1 bill to an attendant. That cuts our figure down to 120 tippers at $1 or more each.

    There are many other factors that might dictate a higher tip. Perhaps someone pinches two or three $1 bills at a time and tosses them in haphazardly. Perhaps someone's just hit a jackpot or had a good run at the tables and tips a $100 out of gushing generosity. Perhaps there's a VIP who's there every week and tips a $20 as "recognition money" to the restroom attendant and everybody else, to include the bouncers. Perhaps there's a "baller" who won't be seen even handling $1 bills and tips a $5 as his version of the lowest denomination (I'm picturing something in between Logan Huntzberger from Gilmore Girls and Martin Shkreli, drinking Grey Goose mixed with Red Bull).

    Taking all of these factors into account, it wouldn't surprise me if an attendant in this situation could clear $200+ per night on a regular basis, all in cash. This is all with the added bonus of the stories you'd get to tell, seeing what goes down in these restrooms, and hearing some of the things people say. Not saying it's a job I'd want to do. But when you consider that the federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour (before tax, of course), this seems like a pretty viable way of bringing in money, I think.
     
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    What was your job title? #1 Flusher?
     
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    It is a real job, even at some high end restaurants. Ive seen it several times when visiting Chicago.

    IMO it's an awkward situation and I'm not normally a tipper to bathroom attendants but when extraordinary circumstances happen I will tip.
     
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    I talked to a shoe shine guy at a casino and he said he actually pays the casino to rent the space. Interesting, i would assume its similar to the attendant job. I dont mind the bathroom person. of course I can turn my own water on and such just like everyone can buts its a throwback to the old days.

    I remember in Olongapo back in te navy days that most places had what they called a head boy. usually a young guy who would basically do the same thing except in a filthy bathroom. Always felt sorry for them so would buy them beers and food and such. used to be one named Caesar at my favorite bar and we would joke about it being his palace.
     
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    at a former local fair racetrack, they had porters, who handed you a paper towel and they would also mop the floor etc...
    don't think they made much in the way of tips though. even with a hand printed card board sign "please tip the porter"
     
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    I've only been to a club in Vegas once, don't think I even hit the men's room during my time in there.

    I *have* seen them in the ... gentlemen's clubs... and agree with a couple posts - I would prefer if they weren't there - I just want to **** in peace :)
     
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    Yea, these type of guys are all over the place in major cities. I have no issue with them being there. I just don't like when they, intentionally or not, block the dang sink area. I almost never carry cash so it isn't a matter of not wanting to tip them, I quite literally cannot. So to avoid the awkwardness of them squirting soap in my hands and me not tossing them a buck, I just don't wash my hands if it was a #1.
     
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    I have never seen these attendants. Just recently heard of them.
     
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    Some of these attendants are good at handling customers. When the customer goes near the sink some attendants are there instantly ready to squirt soap on your hands, then when you're done they are there with your paper towel to dry your hands off. They also mention that the other toiletries on the shelves are for your use also, probably to get a bigger tip.

    Wow, you think that only 25% will tip the attendant? So that means that either the others will just wash their hands and leave or the rest will just leave without washing their hands.....ewwww. I guess 25% is probably a good number, I thought it was more like 30% or so.
     
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    O.k., I tried to let this slide but I have to ask. What, pray tell, are the "extraordinary circumstances" meriting a tip?
     
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    Fair enough but nothing inappropriate. In fact the time i was thinking of I was soooo embarrassed. I was in Chicago and ended up having food poisoning from the brunch place we went to earlier that day and it hit at a very nice restaurant we were at for dinner (before we ate anything there). I apologized profusely to the attendant and went back to find cash. Thought it was just me but when 4 other people in my family had the same issue within the half hour (by that time all of us had left) I knew it wasnt just me.


    I've had other circumstances where the woman has gone out of her way to help a drunk friend, etc and that will lead me to tip well also.
     
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    Seen them at cheetahs and spearmint rhino, they had all kinds of candies and breathmints on the counter!
     
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