This is a fun job for outgoing girls who like to speak to new people. You’ll usually work independently, going round the venue approaching people and persuading them to buy whatever it is you’re selling. It’s usually a 7 days a week job with no nights off and you may also be required to help prepare jellies during the daytime. Hours will usually be from around 10pm until 2am for bars and 1am until 5am for clubs but this may vary for different venues. You will often get drinks included and customers may buy you drinks or some of your own shots/ jelly/ gas for you to enjoy with them. You will need to be able to have a good time whilst remembering that you are there to do a job, not be on holiday. So you must remain sober enough to handle money correctly, not lose your products, or generally make a bad impression. Some places will pay on a per night basis but some do pay commission only so the more you sell the more you earn.
Skills Required –You’ll need to be attractive enough that holidaymakers will want to be approached by you, but you also need to have a flirtatious personality and some selling skills to get them to buy what you are selling. You’ll need to be on your feet walking round the
bar or club for usually the whole of its opening hours so stamina and staying power are essential. You must be trustworthy and able to keep control of what stock you have, how many jellies / gas shots you have available and what money you have taken. Being able to interact with a wide variety of people is essential; different age groups and nationalities etc.
How to apply – Some venues will recruit pre-season online. If they do take on-line applications it will say on their Facebook page or website. If it does not say they are recruiting then you should apply in person to the manager or bar owner or the person who runs the jelly girls / gas girls. Never apply for a job while you are drunk. You will need to look your best and show lots of personality. Most venues won’t have these jobs available before mid May. Some venues will also take on extra people at peak season. From August onwards bars and clubs usually start looking for staff again for the 2nd half of the season.
In the past couple of years several people were arrested for selling laughing gas as it is a controlled substance in Cyprus and therefore illegal to sell to the public. The police aim to remove all laughing gas from sale and to prosecute those selling it. As yet we don’t know what affect this will have on Summer 2017 jobs.
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