Nina, @ninageruntho on TikTok, has been sharing her life as a "Bottle Girl" at a party venue in Scottsdale, Arizona.
People spend a lot of money at nightclubs and bars. And if you're working in the VIP section, the tips can be pretty unbelievable.
Take Nina, who works at a venue in Scottsdale, Arizona. According to Comic Sands, the service worker started posting on TikTok about her life as a "Bottle Girl" at a lavish poolside club. In one video, she explained that the club is split into different sections and one day she was assigned to the cabana area. While she knew that area earned more tips, she wasn't expecting $1,800 and $3,000 in tips after just ONE day’s work!
"How to become a Bottle Girl" might be in our Google search history now. https://t.co/WcG7dvTMax— Brad Takei (@BradTakei) May 24, 2022
One customer spent $9,291.55 throughout the night and then tipped the bottle girl an additional $1,800. Another spent $10,855.14 before tipping her an additional $3,000! While it isn't sure if she had to split her tip or not, the fact that Nina had made $4,800 from tips alone, at only two tables in one night, is mind-boggling! Sure enough, many TikTok users chimed in saying they are considering changing their career path. “How do you even get into this kind of work is the question,” one person asked. “I’m in the wrong profession,” another commented. “Are you guys hiring? Asking for me,” a third quipped. Nina herself replied to the remarks and called it the “perfect job for your 20s” in the comments section.
According to the New York Post, a bottle service worker affirmed that the earning potential in the job is “amazing” and that, during a particular point in time, she was making anywhere from $150,000-$160,000 a year. “It’s amazing money,” said Mariya Dekhman, who’s worked at Show and Marquee. “When I started, I was 20 and I was making $150,000 to $160,000 a year. Now it’s less because people don’t have budgets, and everything’s on the books.” The profession does come with its challenges. “You’re dealing with some pretty intense people,” said Stefanie Ross who's worked in NYC clubs for years. “That level of intensity rises the more people drink. The transition sometimes from when you meet the person and take their order in the beginning of the night to the person they are when they leave is like night and day.” They also have a list of demands including drugs to women from the service staff to which “I tell them, ‘I’m not your drug dealer. I am not judging you, right or wrong, but I have nothing to do with anything outside of what we sell,’” Ross shared.
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @ninageruntho