Stripping for $100 per hour

United States
January 8, 2007 1:18pm CST
I am trying to get my family back to my hometown, but there seems to be a lack of jobs there. Today I found a listing for an exotic dancer job paying $100 per hour. This would pay for my family's expenses and my husband's education, as he's almost completed his Bachelor's degree. I have two small children, 6 and 4. What would you do? Thanks for your thoughts! :)
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7 responses
@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
8 Jan 07
if you and your husband are comfortable enough with you stripping to do it, then it's completely your business. But i've had several friends that were strippers, and i wanted to warn you that that 100.00 an hour is coming from tips. that won't be a straight one hundred an hour plus tips, that is the tips. it's not a steady income even though you can make good money at it. it's bad hours and dealing with the clientele of strip joints. You might try talking to some of the other girls that work there to see what kind of atmosphere the club is, and what kind of tips they pull in. but ultimately it's being able to look yourself in the mirror afterwards, and not having your husband unhappy with you over a job.
• United States
8 Jan 07
Thanks for the helpful info and advice. I'm definitely leaning more towards not doing this, simply because I just feel like I'd be compromising myself for money, and that's NOT what I want to do. Happiness is FAR more important :)
3 people like this
• United States
16 Jun 07
I said alot about this in another post, but to just answer your question.... The clubs do not pay the dancers any more in most areas. The dancers pay the clubs to work there. While you probably can make $100.00 a night in tips, you will have to jump from club to club to work more tham a few times a month. You will have to invest in costumes and shoes, not cheap, makeup and if you're smart, a long wig. wear it there and wear it home, you do not want guys coming up to you on the street because they "know" you. This isn't a little part time job. It's a big investment. Bar tending in one of the clubs will be much better for you if you're married. Good luck!
• United States
16 Feb 07
Don't do it... trust me. It's something you will literally have to live with for the rest of your life, and working there screws with your head. It's just not worth it. Especially for your children's sake. First off, don't be another woman to give too much of herself for her husband. Help, support, whatever.. don't strip. You're not chattel. Thats great he is almost done with his bachelors (so am I), and I did it without any support, no loans or scholarships, or stripping. It's doable, get loans. Both of your work.. you full-time, him part-time. And I know sometimes all you want to do is move, I've been there, but work hard enough and you will. Stripping is an easy way out for quick cash.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I agree and it seems that most who earn that money treat it as different then really earning it. Once you sell yourself a little it gets harder to see yourself the way you once did.
• United States
8 Jan 07
That is a very tough decision I believe. I personally wouldn't do it (I don't mean don't do it) I mean I couldn't. I don't think I have the self esteem to do so (as well as I just had a full tummy tuck) looks awesome but still healing. Even so, I have 3 young children and married. As you mentioned you have 2 children and married. Does your husband have an idea you are thinking about it? What does he think? It's a decision you can only make together. On the one hand, $100 per hour is awesome. Though maybe I'm wrong, stripping is all tips, so it could be more or less really. You'd be dealing with a bunch of losers at clubs and hope they have great security. Your safety is very important. You'd be away from your husband those nights. Wouldn't be that bad if you only did stripping temporarily. On the other hand, you'd get him through his education, expenses but without the stripping job, you'd still have to pay for all that, stripping just would make paying for things much easier. Then, what if you plan to do this temporarily, and it ends up being the money is so good, you stay with that. Would you want your children ever finding out you are a stripper? I'm pulling no yes or no to do that, I'm just weighing the pros and cons, and it's pretty level on them. Best of luck whatever you decide to do.
• United States
1 Mar 07
If you don't mind the degradation of taking your clothes off for a bunch of nasty old men, go for it. But, think about your kids, and how they might be embarrassed at school. There could be public backlash. Stripping is not an admirable profession, by most standards. If you can live with everyone and their nasty brother looking down their noses at you, then go for it. Otherwise, I'd look elsewhere.
• United States
1 Mar 07
you need professional help!
@pravda1 (288)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Honestly, are you really thinking? I take it you have an idea of what goes on in a joint like that besides the dancing? Don't sell out...work harder for less money, if your husband isn't working then have him pick up a part time job. Protect your family from this industry...you can do it.
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thanks. A lot of time has past since I posted this, and I would definitely never sell my integrity. This was a thought that crossed my mind and it crossed very quickly. Thanks for the positive response though. There's a lot of negativity floating around on this website. Have a great day! :)
@moreinfo (3867)
• China
1 Mar 07
oh dear, really dont know how to say. after i scanned your newest reply, i am glad that you didnt take that job. difficulties are always there, but seems you are getting along well, thats really promising for you and your family. not sure if you could find sth online helpful? are you good at promotion online? could try some free webhosting affiliates? or any other feasiable wasy to earn money online? those experienced, please comment here.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Dont do it. I think both your husband and your children will see you different if you do this. You will have a hard time getting back your respect if you do this. I think that you question that as well or you wouldnt be asking. I dont think that you would view the money as if you had earned it.