cfjleckey said: Hey there, I live in Belfast, Ireland and have worked as a bouncer here for 6 years. I want to move to NY for different reasons. I have a license for it here but do you know if that would transfer over and how is it finding work for a guy like me with experience? Is there enough work available to keep you going or is it mainly a part time job?
Yo! whats up man? To work security in NYC you need a New York State Security guard license. It probably wouldn’t transfer over from out of the country, since its a state to state thing (for example, there is no licensing in Philadelphia to be a bouncer).
To get your license you need to take an 8 hour class, and do 16 hours of on the job training. Then you need to get fingerprinted and submit your application, with a $42 dollar fee to the NYS Department of State.
While my work is varied nowadays, there is generally enough to go around, especially if you are good at what you do and if you are really big (especially if you are tall) thats a great way to get your foot in the door.
Industry standard wages in NYC are 120-150 a night, sometimes in cash but sometimes on the books. You might get a little less on week days, and finding that weekday gig is usually pretty hard unless you have a friend to refer you to a company or establishment.
I hope my answers were helpful, also by the way i’m not that big myself. 6ft 230lbs so if you aren’t a huge guy don’t be discouraged, you will still be able to find work.
8:32 pm • 28 February 2014 • 1 note
Anonymous said: how did u find a job ? 1 u went to the clubs asking for it?. 2 u went firts to a security company ?3. is there any website to apply ? iknow is a dumd question but can u answer it
Hey, to get a job as a bouncer in NYC you need a New York State Security license. After you get the license you can go either to a security company or if you’re smart and you don’t want some asshole stealing half your money just for placing you, you can go around to bars and ask if they need security. Usually having some experience and a resume works best, but being extraordinarily large and having some sort of martial arts or law enforcement background will be more useful in getting a bar job.
6:47 pm • 13 March 2013
Anonymous said: This Saturday is two of my good friend's 21st birthday but the event is held at a very strict club. My 21st is only weeks away and I can't find someone's ID I can borrow an ID :\... Is there another way? :(
I don’t know where you are writing from, but in NY if you use someone elses ID and it’s passable the liability goes from the bar to you, that’s why you can normally get past the bouncer with that in NYC. If you are going to an actual busy club on a weekend, and you are male you probably won’t get in.
2:28 pm • 17 February 2012
mainlyscott said: Saskatchewan fakes are so shitty. they aren't $150. they are $50 bucks for two pieces of id on young street in Toronto. you get student card and Saskatchewan drivers license.
Thanks for the info, I genuinely like to know where people are getting these things. The girl I confiscated that particular id from was a new school student from los angeles (facebook). So I’m assuming she got it on the internet. I would really like to get my own fake from every state or province that I’ve confiscated one day, just for kicks (and maybe for open container tickets).
12:56 am • 8 February 2012
Hard to see, but this is a drunk asshole passed out on rivington and essex. He paid me $40 to get into the bar ONE MINUTE after last call, only for me to throw him out 5 minutes later on the bar tenders whim. my words: “you are no longer welcome here. You seem like a smart guy, so I guess I’m not gonna have to put hands on you right? Good. That would be a shame. Good night.”
6:00 am • 23 January 2012 • 1 note
Theres been a slew of these in NY lately, I guess PA is the new California license for fakes. You can’t really see from my photo but it has the dual layer hologram with one spectrum showing the “PA” icon and the other displaying all the counties in the state. The tilt at which they display and the finish however are respectively reversed and slightly off. I was contemplating giving it back, but then one of them offered ten bucks for me to sell it back and made several obnoxious comments before I (politely) informed them that they were about to leave.
8:47 pm • 15 January 2012 • 14 notes
Really? You know we’re in NY right? Have you ever seen a real NY ID? GO HOME
1:42 am • 25 July 2011 • 2 notes
69milhouse said: are you against under agers going to any bars? or just when they try an pull the wool over yr eyes and convince u their fake is legit?
I don’t care if kids drink, my only prerogative is keeping the bar open so they can pay me. I take fakes from people who don’t behave themselves, or try to insult me by insisting that they are real.
1:48 pm • 10 July 2011 • 1 note
Explanations that I enjoy giving.
- Why you cant bring your beer outside.
- Why I can’t accept a photo copy of your passport.
- Why I can’t let your under age girlfriend/ boyfriend in even though “she’s with me”.
- Why you can’t dry hump on the pool table.
-Why you can’t throw glass bottles in the bar.
-Why you can’t beg for money in the bar.
- Why you can’t sell coke in the bar.
- Why you can’t bring your own alcohol into the bar.
All things I have had to explain at least once to my wonderful patrons. Part two coming soon…
1:14 am • 10 July 2011 • 1 note
Ah the elusive delaware fake! I’ve seen so many in the collections of other bouncers but this was my first confiscated. Looks similar to the old delaware but it has a sweet hologram of keys and also a seal that says “seal of authenticity genuine secure valid” any of these words on an id, specifically on a hologram means without a doubt that the ID in question is fake as shit. In fact, why don’t they just save me some time by making a hologram that says “fake as shit”?
12:40 am • 19 June 2011 • 3 notes