Life is good when you work at a nightclub hot enough to host Paris Hilton's birthday party. Doormen at Pure, the biggest club in Las Vegas, are said to clearing up to half a million dollars per year [Las Vegas Review-Journal]. And that's before whatever extras they can sell, nahmean? Unfortunately for them, it's also before taxes; on Wednesday the club got raided by the IRS.
Sources have been telling me that doormen at several clubs are clearing $8,000 to $10,000 a night before they share tips. So much cash is pouring in that some doormen are making $400,000 to $500,000 a year, several nightclub executives told me.
"Pure has guys at the door making more than the president," said one executive with intimate knowledge of the cover-charge system. He was referring to the annual salary of the president of the United States, which is $400,000, plus benefits.
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