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i.breathe.in
06-20-2008, 11:27 AM
all this complaining about making less guys wanting more etc, lets have it all out cut and dry right here....

i voted i make the same. granted i seem to work harder for it, but i make the same.

CKXXX
06-20-2008, 11:30 AM
I make so much less now that I refuse to dance in a club in most towns. I'm so DONE...it just isnt worth it anymore.

i.breathe.in
06-20-2008, 11:31 AM
I make so much less now that I refuse to dance in a club in most towns. I'm so DONE...it just isnt worth it anymore.

how long have you been dancing again ck? im on 6.5 years, and i still make the same as i did the last 4 years i have been dancing.

kaiarose
06-20-2008, 11:47 AM
I'm pretty much making the same.

britt244
06-20-2008, 11:50 AM
a little bit less. not enough to hurt though.

she sells sanctuary
06-22-2008, 11:42 AM
it's kinda hard to say, cos i've never made that much. even though i work in what is supposedly the best money club in my area, i've never made that much. individual nights seem to have become a bit more extreme, good or bad. but that's about it.

other girls at my club are complaining about money a lot, though.

CKXXX
06-22-2008, 12:02 PM
how long have you been dancing again ck? im on 6.5 years, and i still make the same as i did the last 4 years i have been dancing.
@ 8 years

virgoamm
06-22-2008, 12:10 PM
My nightly average has gone up, surprisingly-and I'm working less hours per shift too. I really can't explain it but I'm definitely not complaining.

ColetteCalahan
06-22-2008, 12:13 PM
a lot less. welcome to LA.:-\

BeBe
06-22-2008, 12:19 PM
Seriously, I make alittle to alot less than before. It's like a roller coaster. I'm a stickler about my daily goals and I don't feel like it's really worth my time to go into work anymore for money I could win at a karoake contest.

Everything has slowed down like crazy, more girls are piling in to work and they're not enough customers to support everyone. The environment is hostile, catty, and the clientel don't spend like they use to. I'm tired of being nice and apologizing for the less than friendly girls just to save bewildered custys who don't spend on me anyways.

I'm hurting like hell, not from the work itself, but from me. I don't want to go in. I'm working a day or two a week when I usually average five.

Can't make money if you don't go in, but I'm so on strike, my attitude sucks ass, and I get "diva" in a minute when I do go in and you have to wait around for business.

My attitude is coming around and I'm started to be more consistent, but it's hard out here for a pimp...

LadyLuck
06-22-2008, 12:41 PM
Times are tough so yea like many others I'm making less at the club than I used to a few years back.

GoldCoastGirl
06-22-2008, 07:29 PM
Being in Australia is different to America right now. Even with the rising cost of petrol, interest rates and such like... it is thanks to the "mining boom" (as such) that I personally have not been affected negatively by the current economic climate.

Granted, due to fuel prices I refuse out-right to accept work that is over an hour away from me that doesn't have good potential to make tips or extra per hour $$ or a travel fee of some variety attached to it.

Then again, I do mainly private party work when I am home (which is most of the time) ..and now am only traveling to only Gladstone (and if Emerald works out.. maybe there too)... thus places that are affected positively by the "mining boom" (and such like).

I feel my income has reached a good point where it isn't exceedingly high (unlike some previous years) however it is stable. More consistent. I'm actually happy with how things are going in my life right at this point.

iseestars
06-22-2008, 07:32 PM
In Maryland - my money was pretty steady through the 2.5 years I danced up there. I was in Florida for a few months 2 years ago and made alright money but now, it's really awful. I'm just waiting for my lease to run up now so I can move.

alessandra
06-22-2008, 07:59 PM
I'm making the same, maybe a little better then last year since I've actually learned how to hustle. I've been dancing for 2 1/2 years.

iambonbon05
06-22-2008, 11:35 PM
Less, but I've also been dancing less than a year so I wasn't sure how I should vote. But this is the first month that my average has gone down since I started.

Corgan
06-22-2008, 11:45 PM
i'm making more, but i'm also putting more effort into my body, and eating better so... it's balancing out. good food is pricey.

austinatalie
06-22-2008, 11:59 PM
i voted a little less, but that's mostly because it's the texas summer slump.

CherryBomb954
06-26-2008, 01:45 PM
I quit completely when I had to start borrowing money to pay house fee. I've been out for almost a month now.
My last two months dancing I made maybe $100 a week.
I think location has a bit to do with it, too

Elusive21
06-26-2008, 09:43 PM
I'm making the same

Yekhefah
06-27-2008, 09:17 AM
I've been dancing for three years and my money has gone WAY down. Like way way down. I'm semi-retired and looking to retire completely within the next six months.

vivianbear
06-27-2008, 10:16 AM
i'm making more, but i'm also putting more effort into my body, and eating better so... it's balancing out. good food is pricey.

Good point, Corgan. I'm making the same as I was 2yrs ago when I committed to only dancing (not working any other jobs). I also don't dance in the States anymore, just overseas.

VegasPrincess
06-27-2008, 10:55 AM
I make A LOT less. Now, you have to keep in mind that I'm now dancing in Milwaukee instead of Las Vegas, so obviously the money is not as good as I have gotten used to other places...

But even that, I'm making less money then when I started 8 years ago....altho that was in Lake Geneva, so maybe I can't compare anything.....

iambonbon05
06-27-2008, 11:18 PM
I've been dancing for three years and my money has gone WAY down. Like way way down. I'm semi-retired and looking to retire completely within the next six months.
Is that mainly the difference between LA and Portland, or did it go down in LA too?

Yekhefah
06-28-2008, 07:13 AM
It's been since I moved. When I first came to Portland in January I was doing great. Everything crashed around the first week of May; suddenly the money just dried up. Bad economy, expensive gas and food, good customers out enjoying the weather leaving only the bad ones in the club... who knows.

TheSexKitten
06-28-2008, 11:07 AM
I've been working barely over a year, but it seems like money is a tiny bit harder to get a hold of. Either that or I've become reliant on regulars!

Paris
06-28-2008, 11:39 AM
I've been retired for over a year now, but for a point of reference I'll describe my typical shift in 1999.

*I would work about 9 hours (5-2).
*Never had to hustle for dances, the customers would ask me for private dances.
*I got paid a wage by the club (either hourly or shift pay, usually around $50 per shift).
*Table dances were all air. Contact was strictly forbidden. If caught even sitting on a customer's lap that was reason enough for a dressing room ass beating.
*Yes, the customers would seek out girls for air dances.
*Dancers were required to dance on stage.
*Most of my income was made on stage. A stage set that paid less than $20 was total bullshit. On busy weekend nights girls easily made $100 on stage in two songs.
*A regular was a barstool warmer that rarely tipped the dancers. Mostly just flirted with the cocktail waitresses. He was the guy that the girls would send to the c-store for ciggs or tampons}:D.
*No house fees.
*Tip out was 10% of stage tips. Usually split between the bouncer and the DJ.
*Earning $4K a week doing stage only shows was totally doable.
*Customers tipped more $$ for cool stage shows/ pole tricks.
*Girls had to stick to a schedule, had to show up on time, had to make their stage rotation, had to have several costume changes in a night, had to put on a "show". We would have to make our schedules out a month in advance or we wouldn't get any shifts.
*We'd work 6 days a month. All of the days in a row. Usually a 60 hour work week.
*If the club called me in on my day off, I'd take it in a heartbeat.

I feel lucky that I had the opportunity to work as a stripper in a teeny-tiny window that it was fun, not too dirty and paid extremely well. Now, if I could just invent a time machine...

i.breathe.in
06-28-2008, 12:01 PM
I've been retired for over a year now, but for a point of reference I'll describe my typical shift in 1999.



holy shit. i started in 2001, and it was not like that at all. :O

Paris
06-28-2008, 12:04 PM
^^Internet access changed a lot of things. There were still clubs like that, but mostly in rural locations. I did a lot of traveling to those few and far between places. I still found clubs in places like North Dakota and Idaho that paid shift wages until 2004 or so. The contact levels steadily went up as access to internet porn became more available.

i.breathe.in
06-28-2008, 12:06 PM
still internet porn doesnt compare to having a live nude girl in front of you...i just dont get it.

Paris
06-28-2008, 12:28 PM
I was thinking more along the lines of $$ towards entertainment. You are right about online porn vs. live nude girls, but online porn is like the fast food of the adult entertainment industry. It is much more accessible/ affordable to the masses now. Whereas the strip club experience would be more like 5 star dining in comparison.

i.breathe.in
06-28-2008, 12:29 PM
I was thinking more along the lines of $$ towards entertainment. You are right about online porn vs. live nude girls, but online porn is like the fast food of the adult entertainment industry. It is much more accessible/ affordable to the masses now. Whereas the strip club experience would be more like 5 star dining in comparison.

that is very true.

CKXXX
06-28-2008, 04:12 PM
holy shit. i started in 2001, and it was not like that at all. :O
Yeah I started in 2000 and I've never had it that good!!

msonyxorb
06-29-2008, 03:33 AM
I've been retired for over a year now, but for a point of reference I'll describe my typical shift in 1999.

*I would work about 9 hours (5-2).
*Never had to hustle for dances, the customers would ask me for private dances.
*I got paid a wage by the club (either hourly or shift pay, usually around $50 per shift).
*Table dances were all air. Contact was strictly forbidden. If caught even sitting on a customer's lap that was reason enough for a dressing room ass beating.
*Yes, the customers would seek out girls for air dances.
*Dancers were required to dance on stage.
*Most of my income was made on stage. A stage set that paid less than $20 was total bullshit. On busy weekend nights girls easily made $100 on stage in two songs.
*A regular was a barstool warmer that rarely tipped the dancers. Mostly just flirted with the cocktail waitresses. He was the guy that the girls would send to the c-store for ciggs or tampons}:D.
*No house fees.
*Tip out was 10% of stage tips. Usually split between the bouncer and the DJ.
*Earning $4K a week doing stage only shows was totally doable.
*Customers tipped more $$ for cool stage shows/ pole tricks.
*Girls had to stick to a schedule, had to show up on time, had to make their stage rotation, had to have several costume changes in a night, had to put on a "show". We would have to make our schedules out a month in advance or we wouldn't get any shifts.
*We'd work 6 days a month. All of the days in a row. Usually a 60 hour work week.
*If the club called me in on my day off, I'd take it in a heartbeat.

I feel lucky that I had the opportunity to work as a stripper in a teeny-tiny window that it was fun, not too dirty and paid extremely well. Now, if I could just invent a time machine...

omg that sounds like heaven. im gonna cry cuz i know it will never ever be like that ever again :-( :'(

Yekhefah
06-29-2008, 07:12 AM
I worked at a club very much like that except without the shift pay and the contact was one-way instead of air dances. It was fucking BLISS. The club is gone now. :'(