It pays to be an employee at 15 Central Park West. Author Michael Gross reports in House of Outrageous Fortune, his new book about the behemoth condo building, that the average worker there made $22,500 in tips during the holiday season in 2011, give or take a few Benjamins…Not bad for tending to a tower full of influentials, plenty of whom have made Fifteen — its nickname, apparently — their base of power…Sandy Weill…is remembered by one (anonymous) staffer as being “very demanding … An automatic call is made to the manager if a letter or a magazine doesn’t arrive when it’s supposed to.” [NYM, related]

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  1. Posted by HotKarl | April 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    I used to have a similar problem with people getting the pages of my Barely Legal magazines sticky before they were delivered to my residence.

    – J Gundlach

  2. Posted by Blumpkin | April 7, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Buy a fucking iPad and learn how to download, asshole.

    – 15 Central Park Mailroom Manager

  3. Posted by LPT Chi | April 7, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    It's called a receiving room in high end buildings peasant.

  4. Posted by BNP HR | April 7, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    I once took a shit in their lobby comode. It was top shelf

    Viva La France!

  5. Posted by Im_a_Dude | April 7, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    sums up everything wrong with Citi and Sandy Weill; sitting around waiting for their magazine to arrive by snail mail, and getting mad and the building when it doesn't arrive on time.

  6. Posted by SMU Secure | April 7, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Wow, NYC. That's pretty fancy. We are all impressed.

  7. Posted by Ghost of ML | April 7, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Bess referencing an Opening Bell article must be her way of letting Shaz know he didn't do a completely horrible job this morning.

  8. Posted by El scorcho CFA | April 7, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    God damn you half Japanese girls………

  9. Posted by investorcluzo | April 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Wait one minute…$600k before tips? I'm in the wrong business!
    -UBS MD

  10. Posted by Chazzy Tuff Nuts | April 7, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Your mom is called a receiving room.

  11. Posted by guest | April 7, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    $600K more than an IB MD makes? Not just UBS my friend.

  12. Posted by BNP HR | April 7, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    600K!!! We pay our employees in scarves

  13. Posted by Banking too long | April 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Thinking the mailroom guy adds more value than most MDs…

  14. Posted by Wire | April 7, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    I can only appreciate your enthusiasm here, but it's "vive la France."

  15. Posted by jj Chimpihan | April 7, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    brilliant repartee

  16. Posted by Christopher Guest | April 8, 2014 at 12:40 PM


    – L. Tilton