Exodus Las Vegas wouldn’t be successful without the help of the staff of our hotel and nightclub partners.
We sat down with some of the staff and ask them about their experience working in the hospitality and entertainment industry in Las Vegas.
Name: Shayna Laughton
Nightclub: JEWEL Nightclub (inside Aria Hotel & Casino)
How long have you been working in the industry?
JEWEL Nightclub is actually my first industry job and I have worked there since our grand opening in May, 2016.
What inspired you to work in bottle service?
I was born and raised in Las Vegas and growing up here it’s normal to try and snag an industry job as soon as you turn 21. I was a little late to jump on the bandwagon, but I saw how much fun my peers were having in the industry and how many great friendships they developed with their coworkers, so I figured I’d give it a shot! I’m so glad I did because I’ve had the best experience so far!
Tell us one misconception about your job?
I think one of the biggest misconceptions about being a bottle service girl is that you’re a party animal, and your life revolves around the club industry. For me it’s the opposite. On our days off I love to just relax and do fun things outdoors. Occasionally, I will go out for a friend’s birthday or to support our other venues, but it’s definitely not my whole life like some people might think.
What is one of the craziest experiences you’ve either seen or experienced during a shift?
I haven’t been in the industry long, so I don’t have as many stories as some of the girls, but it’s always pretty wild to see what things look like when the lights come on at the end of the night. There’s a video online with the caption, “When the lights come on in the club” that shows people acting wild, and wow is it accurate. I never realized before, but it really is just like one big playground for adults.
For anyone looking to work in the industry, what would you say to them?
I think my best advice to someone looking to become a bottle service girl is just to come into the experience with an open mind and thick skin. You will definitely have some crazy experiences, but try not to take things to heart. I would also tell them to enjoy every minute of it, there are so many people who would kill to have such a fun job!
Would you like a chance to meet Shayna in person? Head over to website for more information on festival passes, group packages, artist line ups and more here.
Photo credit Shayna Laughman, JEWEL Nightclub.
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