Waitressing in any other city would likely be considered a dead-end job.
Even after decades serving drinks, the waitresses still describe the job as glamorous.
"It's really like being on stage," said Pamela Moore, who has worked at Arizona Charlie's Decatur since the casino opened in 1988.
"I fix up my hair, put on my makeup and I go out on the floor.
I feel pretty and sexy." Whether they know it or not, the servers play an important role in dispelling myths about beauty and age that persist in Las Vegas, said Cortney Warren, an assistant professor of psychology at UNLV.
They bring in their children to meet them when they're in town. They mean so much to this person that they want them to meet their family." Allan didn't have to make her career in cocktail waitressing.
She had plenty of work experience on her résumé — she worked for the public school system in Niagara Falls, N.
Please know that I am not speaking as an authority on any topic, just the truth as I know it.
My intent is to inform people, to give a glimpse at the real people who live and work here, and to remind everyone to never lose your sense of humor!
Y., before moving here as a single mother — and came to Las Vegas when jobs were plentiful.
But once she got over that nervous first night at Palace Station, she wanted no other job. "This is really more of who I am." She raised two children off her tip money.
"They are incredibly valuable," said Luann Gambuto, director of food and beverage for Palace Station.