Former Employees of Jay-Z’s Las Vegas 40/40 Club Complain of Poor Working Conditions

Ex-employees of Jay-Z’s lavish new Las Vegas 40/40 Club have reportedly come forward to describe the venue as a poorly managed business with poor working conditions. According to a recent article in Las Vegas Weekly magazine, as many as 100 former employees of the up-scale sports bar have been escorted off the property or walked away from their jobs after clashes with management. Alleged transgressions include on-the-spot termination of employees, use of the N-word by an owner; threats; degrading treatment; and inadequate preparation for the grand opening on December 30. Some disgruntled former employees told Las Vegas Weekly that the first time they got to work with the cash register system was an hour before the club opened its doors. One former manager said they witnessed the firing of five bartenders because one of two banks came up short. The name of operating partner Desiree Perez, wife of 40/40 co-owner “OG” Juan Perez, has repeatedly come up in complaints by former staffers. “I’ve seen the worst of the worst and the best of the best,” said one former employee who only lasted six days at 40/40. “This is an industry town, and you cannot treat your staff like this.” None of the fired staff members wished to be identified citing a confidentiality agreement with the club. While neither Perez nor his wife wished to comment for the story, Manager Ramon Mata downplayed the stories of mass firings and mistreatment of employees. “As with all new businesses, you find out in your first few days of operations what staffing levels are needed,” Mata told the magazine. “We adjusted accordingly and followed all rules and regulations in terms of employees that were let go.”

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    Take-Home Point: If at all possible, don’t take a job with a company owned by a guy named OG Juan Perez.

  • Trickdd

    WHATS THIS GOT TO DO WITH WAYNE. JAY-Z WILL NEVER BE BETTER THEN LIL WAYNE!! WAYNE IS BETTER THEN 2 PAC, AND JA-Z MIGHT AS WELL MAKE AN ALBUM WITH SOULJA BOY. ANY ONE WHO THINKS JIGGER MY NIGGER IS BETTER THEN WAYNE IS MATHER FACKIN REETARHD

  • Trickdd

    ANY ONE WHO THINKS JIGGA IS BEST AT RAPPING, IS A MORON WAYNE WILL EAT JAY-Z UP. WAYNE IS BETTER THEN PAC!! JAY- IS ON THAT SOULJA BOY SHIT. ANYONE DISSAGREE THEN YOU GONNA HAVE TO GET AT ME ON EVERY POST!! CASUE THAATS RILL FULL!

    • ill G

      omg stop posting comments you are the dumbest muthafucka in here aint you? Anyone who types words like you do has got to be a crack baby!! tell ya moms stop puttin fire to glass before more kids come out as dumb as u….and this is why i say this…WHAT THE FUCK DOES THIS POST HAVE TO DO WITH LIL WAYNE?? Its talkin bout jay-z’s club in vegas, it mentions NOTHING about lil wayne my gawd u stupid!!

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    It’s probably the same as every other club. Just cause Jay owns it, don’t mean you gonna be treated any better.

    • Big Coop 25

      When will people realize that Jay-Z is only the “Face” of these companies he has invested in. Since he is probably the most famous out of the investers, they use his image to help boost business. So when articles refer to Jay when any little mishap happens I think that is just bogus journalism. By the way, name 3 songs where Lil Wayne tells a cohesive story instead of just spitting metaphors. I can break out some Big Daddy Kane from the eighties that sounds better than anything Lil Wayne can even think about rhyming.

      • keepin yall honest!

        just to respond to your challenge. Young’n’ blues, I miss my dogs, dear summer and just a 1 up ya and add a lil contraversy…. waynes verse on hello brooklyn… he tells a whole story w/ metaphors all in one verse…

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  • beatz23

    think they better realize theyre not in New York CIty anymore..vegas has tons of unions backing the workers

  • G

    Wayne better than Jay-Z
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  • socha

    ha ha haaa what the hell does lil wayne have to do with this at all dam america is full of these dumb asses

  • NIG

    NIGAS CAN NEVER DO BUSINESS RIGHT ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING….WE NEED 2 CHANGE THIS PROBLEM OR WE WILL ALWAYS BE BEHIND IN THE CORPERATE WORLD….

  • Rizzo

    This ain’t even about wayne. Get the dick out your mouth. This is bigger than rap, this is strait money. And put Wayne in the booth with Jay and he will fold. There would be no Wayne without Jay to set the bar, point blank

  • Jack

    well what do you expect the real rockafella the oil guy became a 480$ billion air in todays money and his workers worked in poorer conditions. people please stop comparing lil wayne to jay-z i like lil wayne’s music but he no where near jay-z level of lyrics or business lil wayne gets his swagga from jay.

  • TRIZZY

    DAMN JAY, ALL THAT MONEY YOU GOT YOU CANT MAKE IT A BETTER WORK PLACE FOR YOUR PEOPLE.I BET JAY Z GOT A SWEAT SHOP IN THE BACK OF THE CLUB WHERE HE GOT LITTLE CHINEASE KIDS MAKING S.CARTERS. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON

  • Trickdd

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    what do we do with up and coming artist?

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    Fuckin snitches

  • d-boy

    lil wayne isnt better then 2pac ,wanye better then jay-z, and cass can kill wanye in a freestlye battle enough said

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