When we first meet the newest arrivals to our family, we immediately think of them becoming self made millionaires, successful bankers, Academy Award winners, or marrying into royalty.
In the real world that happens only to the elite, the gorgeous or the truly ruthless who will stop at nothing to succeed in life.
But there are other options out there for the rest of us mere mortals, and these options lie in a very unexpected pair of hands. The Gambling industry.
I’ll not use the super casinos like Mandalay Bay, The Stratosphere or the MGM Grand, for they’re a completely different kettle of fish. But think a normal casino, and the companies they work with.
In any given venue, you’ll find;
- Electronic games
- Manual Table Games
- At least 1 bar
- A restaurant
- Legal Team
In the Super Casino’s you’ll find all of the above, plus;
- Hotel Staff
- 24 hour Concierge
- Highly trained maids
- Laundry Staff
- Buyers and Sellers
- Enhanced Security Staff
- Reps from games companies
In short, a casino is like a small village or large town. Each person working there has a job, and will be trained to high standards. Also, it looks gleaming on your CV if you can survive a year at some of the rowdier casinos. If you can cope with dealing with over 1000 drinks orders a day, or 1000 meals made from scratch, irate customers and punters, dealing with the forensic accountancy of the casinos books and can correlate the audits of the games with the books while on a very short time scale., you’re onto a winner!
Dealing with pushy reps, having to negotiate the best deals when buying in stock, being trusted to not abuse the petty cash to give someone their weeks wage in cash because the banking system is down (again), having to deal with problematic staff and potentially discipline them, organizing and following through with planned events, keeping cool under pressure, all of these attributes make a good leader.
Popular shows in the UK and the US, like Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank prove that you have to start from somewhere, and usually, that place is the bottom of the ladder. Debora Maeden started her working life at 8 years old leading donkey rides, and Hilary Deve witnessed the appalling results of her fathers bankruptcy, essentially leaving the family with nothing.
Both women went onto build businesses that are huge. The latter in long haulage, and the former in the hotel and hospitality industry. But of which, the gambling industry need. How do you think casino’s get 10000 bottles of beer delivered to them at a time, or which hotel model they should use for the individual tiers of their rooms?
Starting off in gambling isn’t a loathsome thing, if anything it’s a smart move that will stand young people in good stead, because if they can cope with working under that pressure, they’re going places, even if it is within the industry. The pay is crap to begin with, and the work is hard, but that is all part and parcel of working up the ladder, the top jobs with the big bucks go to those who have proven they can do it from the very beginning of their career.