posted on Oct, 15 2005 @ 11:54 PM
You know, when the Wynn mega-resort opened here in Las Vegas, the people in the gaming industry created a frenzy trying to get on board with them.
Some of the largest, most prestigious union casinos in town (such as Belagio and MGM) lost thousands of their employees to the Wynn, which is also
I, on the other hand, actually turned down a position with Wynn and chose to work for Sands Las Vegas at the Venetian for the sole reason that we are
the only non-union resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Many that went with Wynn are now looking for a new job (there was a period of time when their
security officers, who are forced to wear a purple blazer with an orange tie, were actually leaving their radios at their posts and walking off,
sometimes many per night.)
The Venetian, unlike Belagio that lost thousands to Wynn, Lost less than 100, out of 9,000 employees!
Some of the reasons are:
The Venetian pays over 8 million dollars per year feeding its employees. We get two 30 minute breaks a day, where we can eat as much as
we want. Last night I had prime rib and shrimp.
Wages are competitive, with no union dues.
We have, hands down, the best medical in the state. Free dental vision and medical for the entire family, I can see any doctor I want @ $5 per visit,
no co-pay on prescriptions ect., ect. If you opt out of the insurance, they pay you.
We have a low-cost child care facility on property.
All this and more with no union!