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    So I just wanted to know a bit more about what it's like working for a night club. As far as I know there are several types of roles - handing out leaflets, selling tickets, being a promoter on the street trying to encourage people to go in the club, working at the bar or entrance stamping, photographer.*

    My question is, how are all these paid, ie. Hourly rate, commission based on how many tickets sold, *or maybe not even in money but just free club entries and vouchers etc. Also how much can one expect to earn? I study in Leeds so would be particularly interested to hear from people up north but anywhere else too!*

    I'm also interested to know what the hours are like, and how you get treated both by other staff and managers and customers.
    In short, is it enjoyable/worth getting a job in a club or would I be better off continuing work in McDonald's?*

    Thanks in advance! I hope I put this question in the right section.*

    Most will be minimum wage

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    Most of these jobs will be minimum wage.

    I can only speak from my experience as a bartender.. it's certainly a mixed bag doing this job. You could have an amazing time if your colleagues are fun and the atmosphere for staff is relaxed and you are encouraged to have and good time in order to help the customers have a good time. However, you will also get very dirty, sweaty, and be drenched in alcohol by the end of the night because of the speed and volume at which you need to serve drinks. There is a lot of heavy lifted and physical work behind the scenes. Also, you will see the darker side of nightlife when you are sober... there can be a lot of fights, drunkenness, customers can be very very rude or sexually aggressive with you... But you will also have the complete backup of security if someone steps out of line, you are never in danger. You actually have a lot more control of how the customers treat you in a nightclub than in retail for example because your and power to get them thrown out/barred is very high.

    be careful doing this job whilst at university because it will affect your own social life (you cannot always join your friends because you will be at work... customers wil lrecognize you in town and may act strangely towards you)
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