Beer Girls in Vietnam, what's the deal?
Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:49 AM
I've been told by some Vietnamese that they aren't always well respected, because some of the girls will go home with guys if paid a little extra, but all the ones I've seen have never given that vibe.
I had a friend who went out on a few dates with a Saigon beer girl he met, and he said she never let on that she wanted to go home with him for the night. He actually got upset when I told him that I had heard that some beer girls are prostitutes on the side.
So, does anyone have anymore info? Are these girls generally ok to date, or would should they be avoided as bar girls?
Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:05 AM
Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:30 AM
Whether one will go home with a guy for "a little bit of extra cash" comes down to whether the girl is a hooker or not. The ones I've seen in Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam don't give the impression that they would & I think if they were that way inclined they'd probably make a lot more money by just working in a bar.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:00 AM
Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:06 AM
They're just beer promo girls. We have a former beer promo girl posting here at Orient Expat, I'm sure she can throw some light on the industry for you.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:56 AM
in Business and she used the work to improve her English language skills. I believe she eventually ended up marrying some English guy and they now are living the suburban dream in Surbiton.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:39 AM
I've known some thai promo birds and well they were making extra dosh while studying at uni. All really nice genuine birds and happy to call mates.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:18 PM
I've heard that a few will go for a bit of money, but that has never been my general impression. They are just pretties working to promote the beer.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:10 PM
I did go out with a promo girl in VN a long time ago, but it took a lot of time; and it wasn't for the money.
Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:31 AM
Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:46 AM
Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:46 AM
Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:43 AM
Well, your friend is right and...wrong. As other normal girls who are working in such a complicated environment where they have chances to meet many guys who have full money in pocket to come to drink, chat, have fun and willing throw the money on a pretty girl just to show up. At first, those girls might not intend to go out for money, but later on a few girls might agree to do it because they find out that it is easier to make money that way. Those girls are almost similar to many girls who works as servers in the restaurant. Their job is not going to bed with customers but a few of them are doing it for some extra money. However, not all people understand that there are still many girls only serve the foods and get paid for that. They won't never agree to sleep with customers for money.
It reminds me a story happened 17 years ago. It was my shift at one of the biggest restaurant in that city at the moment. I was called to serve a small group of Viet local army. There were about 10 people including colonels, captains, etc. I was being told by the restaurant owner that those guys drink very well but they normally drink Saigon beer only. She told me if I could get them drink Tiger beer, I could sell up to 10 cases for that table only. Well, I was trying my best to get them change from Saigon beer to Tiger beer.
At first they were nice, polite and behaved themselves. After almost an hours eating & drinking, some started to get drunk. As we were being trained, it was the time for us who were promotion girls to leave and let the restaurant's gilrs manage. Plus, it was late and end of my working hours. So I asked them allow me to leave. Those guys were happy to say goodbye except the chief. He asked me to take a seat and drink with him. I apologized and tried to make an excuse that it was the company's policy we were not allowed to drink with customers, especially during working hours. He started to yell at me: "don't tried to be naive! Don't pretend! I know all of you, those fck... promotion girls, all you want is money, you fck...are cheap, etc...".
Well I knew he got drunk, so I just tried to find excuse to run away. Those others and restaurant's manager were also trying to cool him down and tell me to walk away. However, when he grabed my hand, pulled me back and poured his glass of beer on me, I couldn't control my temper anymore. I grabed a glass of beer on the table and threw it into the wall behind him, then walked out of the restaurant. It was a bad day indeed.
I decided not to go back to work again though my manager keep calling and convinced me that it was only an accident, that it wouldn't happen often. That guy after got over the drunk also tried to contact me to say sorry. He even waited to see me in front of the university when I finished my class. But I better to get away from those drinking guys. Later on, I found another part-time job with lower paid but safe. The point here is there are a few promotion girls willing to go out with customers for some extra money, and those customers think that all of those promotion girls are the same. In fact, it's not.
Edited by กำนัน, 02 October 2013 - 01:58 AM.
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I chocked on my tea .
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