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    Mind Blowing Getting a "real job" after stripping....

    Goodmorning!
    I've heard quite a bit about women losing their jobs, or unable to get more serious employment because of their dancing career. I have done camming before and did a couple of hours and received a check in my name, with my ID and such so I might already be fucked and get treated like a violent, stealing criminal because I wanted to provide for my family. Anyways, I'm in college right now for my RD (registered dietitian) and LMT (massage therapy) licenses. Will stripping hurt my chances of ever getting a real job?

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    I think there is always a risk of getting outed and my employers/state boards finding out. This is why I don't cam, mostly so people I work with, in my area or state don't recognize me. I also danced mostly in clubs that do not issue 1099s or history of getting raided, because the last thing we need is working in a club known for raids and getting a false prostitution charge because I think that is what could get a girl into the biggest trouble.

    However I have worked in clubs that issued 1099s (but not for very long). I am also licensed to work in health care and I currently work in the nicest facility in the area. So far nothing has happened on my background checks has hindered me from getting jobs.

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    Default Re: Getting a "real job" after stripping....

    This topic has been discussed extensively, so I really recommend running a search and browsing around the forum. The gist of it is that unless you're in a public facing position (politics, education, etc.), you're most likely fine, especially since many employers don't conduct thorough background checks.

    The health sector can be funny though, as some gals on here have had their licenses revoked (Melonie comes to mind) and others have not faced any issues and say you're fine (I want to say Laurisa in particularly advocates this, but I can't recall exactly). I would recommend going directly to the licensing boards and looking through the information they have online on what could result in not getting your license or getting it revoked. You can always send an anonymous email specifically about stripping -- they will certainly know better than anyone on here!

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    Also:
    http://nursinglink.monster.com/benef...license?page=3

    8. Hosting a Pornographic Website

    Believe it or not – it happens. Just this last year, a nurse in Pennsylvania got her licensed revoked because she was hosting her own pornographic website. This most likely falls under “Unprofessional Conduct,” and it’s easy to chuckle at. But with today’s advancements in technology, and the widespread range of the internet, nurses who use their webcams to do a little work on a side may find themselves without a job.
    I am not sure if this has more to do with 1099s coming up in background checks, or if someone recognized the nurse in question and tattle tailed on her to the state board.

    My suggestion would be to work in clubs that don't issue 1099s to be on the safe side.

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    Default Re: Getting a "real job" after stripping....

    I doubt you'll have any issues with those careers. If you were going into something that may lead to an elected position or where you work with children it would be more of an issue. I worked in HR and had no problem getting a job. I've been a licensed exotic dancer in 4 states, have made amateur porn and done more photo shoots nude or semi nude than I can count and my past adult work never came up once in any background check.

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    ... actually I didn't have my Respiratory Therapy license revoked ... they couldn't revoke it because adult work is still 'legal' work ! Instead, the state professional licensing board fined me big time for 'unprofessional conduct', and put a cover letter in my official file ( which every prospective health care related employer must check before hiring me ) announcing my 'adult' industry work. End result was that this wouldn't stop me working as a Respiratory Therapist in the future, but as a practical matter would probably limit my opportunities to inner city hospitals and clinics, to state prison hospitals, and other similar opportunities that other RT's without the burden of an 'adult' industry background would ordinarily turn down.

    In terms of future straight job risk factors, the areas where an 'adult' industry background could potentially result in 'difficulties' being hired are those that involve the so-called 'public trust'. This means politics, law, law enforcement, banking, health care, education, gov't service etc. ... i.e. anything involving 'other people's bodies, other people's money, and ( especially ) other people's children'. This isn't to say that an 'adult' industry background will absolutely cause 'difficulties'. But if a fully qualified candidate without an adult industry background is put up against a fully qualified candidate with an adult industry background, the odds strongly favor the possibility that the latter's resume' will 'accidentally' fall in the waste basket !

    As to an adult industry background turning up during state professional licensing agency / prospective 'straight job' employer background checks, today this primarily relies on IRS 1099 forms creating a 'paper trail' that girl X received payments from a strip club, from a webcam host, etc. However, it's important to remember that technology moves quickly. I'm very concerned that the 'stealth' video capability of cell phones and Google Glasses, combined with facial recognition software, may lead to future background checks routinely involving a facial photograph of the applicant being compared to internet images which may share the same facial characteristics. Thus 5 years from now, it's not beyond the realm of possibility that a girl applying for a 'straight job' may find herself having to deal with the interviewer holding up a 'stealth' strip club customer pic or a webcam screencap returned as a result of a facial recognition search, and asking 'did you earn a lot of money working as a stripper / camgirl ?"

    As a side note to the progress of technology I will also point out that, in my own case, I got through my initial RT license background checks just fine ... and I worked in well respected high profile hospitals for a number of years without incident. It was only during a new background check at license renewal time that my adult industry background turned up. And even then it was 'hit and miss' i.e. I was licensed in two states ... one state's license renewal background check came up 'clean', but the second state's license renewal background check turned up my adult industry related work history. Of course, the second state's licensing board informed the first state's licensing board of what they had found !!!

    So to answer your question, it's impossible to foresee the future well enough to actually know how to answer. Will advancing technology make it faster and easier for adult industry backgrounds to be turned up during future background checks? - undoubtedly. Will a slack job market continue to provide 'straight job' employers with the luxury of stepping over qualified applicants with adult industry backgrounds because other qualified applicants who do not have adult industry backgrounds are plentiful ? - maybe. And there is also the matter of 'perspective' i.e. is a retailer / restaurant / factory really going to put forth the effort to perform a thorough background check on semi-skilled job applicants ? - probably not. Is a state professional licensing board / 'public trust' related high profile employer going to put forth the effort to perform a thorough background check on 'professional' job applicants ? - absolutely.

    Obviously, advancing technology and potential effects on future background checks is something that girls who are investing thousands of hours and tens of thousands of dollars to obtain college degrees thus qualifications to work as a professional in a field involving the 'public trust' need to be aware of.
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    Default Re: Getting a "real job" after stripping....

    Quote Originally Posted by Melonie View Post
    I got through my initial RT license background checks just fine ... and I worked in well respected high profile hospitals for a number of years without incident. It was only during a new background check at license renewal time that my adult industry background turned up. And even then it was 'hit and miss' i.e. I was licensed in two states ... one state's license renewal background check came up 'clean', but the second state's license renewal background check turned up my adult industry related work history. Of course, the second state's licensing board informed the first state's licensing board of what they had found !!!
    This is pretty scary. I'm also licensed in two different states and renewal time for both is next year. I'm going to have to update you guys whether or not anything comes up at the time of renewal!

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    ^^^ yup ... in my own case I had ( mistakenly ) assumed that, once I had made it past the initial 'hurdles' of getting licensed and hired as a RT, I didn't need to worry any more. As it turns out, I was fortunate in that I had already made the decision to stop working as an RT in favor of full time dancing / camming / featuring. Thus at this point I have been able to earn and save / invest enough money to never actually need to work as a RT again. I still agreed to pay the fat fine for 'unprofessional conduct', and thus keep my RT license, though, just in case !

    In truth, I'd speculate that severe state budget problems are a driving force behind recent more scrutinizing background checks. The particular state that turned up my adult industry background has severe budget problems, and collecting thousands of dollars in fine money for 'unprofessional conduct' was the easiest money the state ever received. In 'real world' terms, I was faced with three choices ... surrender my RT license forever ... accept a de-facto 'settlement agreement', pay the fine, and keep my RT license ... or hire a high powered attorney and attempt to 'fight' the 'unprofessional conduct' charge, with the risk of being sentenced to hundreds of hours of community service and/or even larger fines if the 'fight' was unsuccessful.
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    Default Re: Getting a "real job" after stripping....

    From what I've read, the bigger issue is if you're camming / dancing while working the straight job of your choosing. It's one thing if you danced during college; it's another if you're dancing while working as a nurse / educator / whatever.

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    ^^^ that's of course true ... in the limited context of an 'unprofessional conduct' charge being brought against a professional license holder. Obviously a state professional licensing board cannot charge a person for 'unprofessional' activities they engaged in prior to receiving their professional license. However, that doesn't mean that the state professional licensing board can't share the findings of their background check with prospective 'professional' employers via an entry in that person's state professional license file !

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