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    Ladies:

    I thought it would be nice if we vetran dancers could post a thread giving our suggestions on keeping newbies safe and on track at work. My tips are:

    1. Customers, unfortunately, are not your friends and you can't trust them. While most customers are nice, there are a lot of sick fuckers out there who want to do bad things to you. A lot of girls think they'll be able to pick out the bad apples, but if that were true, nothing bad would happen to anyone. That said.....

    2. Always watch your drink. Never let it out of your sight. I put my drink on stage with me where nobody could ever reach it. I also fake like I'm stirring my drink to keep my hand over it. Or, I put it down by my feet, on the opposite side of the guy I'm sitting with.

    3. Never go anywhere with a customer Outside The Club. I admit, I do live in Las Vegas and I feel safe getting paid to go gamble or go to dinner in a casino with guys, because what are they really going to do to me in front of 50000 people, but that is a special situation. NEVER BE IN A PRIVATE HOME WITH A CUSTOMER EVER

    4. Don't let anybody do anything or say anything to you that makes you uncomfortable. There is always someone else to make money off of, or there is always tommorow nite. Don't let people treat you badly.

    5. NEVER TELL ANYONE WHAT KIND OF CAR YOU DRIVE, YOUR REAL FIRST NAME OR LAST NAME, YOUR REAL BIRTHDAY, THE GENERAL AREA YOU LIVE IN, OR ANY DETAILS ABOUT WHERE YOU HANG OUT. don't tell these things about other girls either. If you feel bad about not giving out personal info, memorize a set of fake personal info and recite that. I knew a girl who got stalked by a custie because all she told him was her real first name and her birthday and he knew she was from Milwaukee. He was able to hunt her ass down. It's amazing what people can do with technology.

    Please add some safety tips ladies and feel free to comment.


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    Good thread, this should be stickied

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    I'll add more:

    1) If you dont have a cell phone get one. Even if its cheap prepaid and have it charged at all times. Have the police department number on speed dial. In case anyone wants to follow you home you can call the police and tell them your location so they can stop your stalker.

    2) I dont care where you work ALWAYS have a bouncer walk you to your car and watch you drive away safe. Don't just leave without telling anyone.

    3) Dont let customers do drugs around you. Its likely you can be implicated in the same activity.

    Great thread. A sticky is a great idea.
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    10) When it comes to your comfort level, never give a customer an inch--he will always take a mile.
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    This is not only dancer safety from customers, btu dancers also must use safety cautions from other dancers.

    1. Lock up your shit! Don't take anything of value to you into the club. leave the new diamond necklase your boyfriend bought you at home.

    2. Always keep your money some place safe. This means different things for different people, but whatever feels safest for you. Me, for example, I alwyas keep my money strapped to me. I do nto feel safe lockign it in my locker, I like to keep my money close to me at all times. You may feel safer locking it up.

    3. Trust noone, watch your shit. Don't leave your bag out while you walk away to go to the bathroom in the dressing room. Always lock your stuff up. I was changing for work, and ran off to use to use the potty, when I came back, my jeans and tee shirt I wore in were gone. I had to drive home in my stripper outfit. Some bitch stole my clothes.

    4. Dont hold another strippers purse for her for any reason. She may have drugs on her, she may accuse you of stealing money or someting off her.

    5. Don't get fucked up at work. People tend to do things they wouldn't normally do when they are drunk. You don't want to do something you wil regret in the morning. Stay sober.

    6. You will get guys who tell you OMG, your the most beautiful girl I have ever seen, I can make you a millionaire, Im a photographer/website owner/modeling agency/talent scout... Just give me yoru number, and I will set everything up, you wil be rich. DON'T BELIEVE IT. More than likely, he's a pimp, or some other lowlife trying to get in girls pants.

    Last, trust your instinct. A women has great intuition. Use it. Don't ignore your little voice telling you something seems wrong. If it doesn't feel right, then it probably isn't right. Listen to yourself.

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    Wow, great tips! I'm glad I started this thread....

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    1) Do not ever imply that you will do sexual favors for anyone. If they ask outright, be honest and say no. They could be a cop, or something bad could happen to you in VIP/Champagne.

    2) If you are gonna do a VIP and are nervous about the customer, ask a bouncer to check in with you periodically to make sure you are OK.

    3) Do not give the other dancers details about your personal life...same as the custie rule. No address, no number, no real name. Just make up an alternate neighborhood, fake "real" name, etc. Another identity to divulge will be safest.

    4) Do not tell customers what time you get off work. Keep it vague. When in doubt, be vague.

    5) Do not tell anyone how much money you have made. Especially if you have made a lot, it is like an invitation to be robbed.

    6) Watch your garter/purse at all times. Including during dances/VIPs.

    7) It has ben said before and I'll say it again, Don't get all fucked up at work.

    Don't bring booze or drugs to the club. Why get in trouble/arrested?

    9) Don't drink and drive, duh, I know. But you forget this sometimes. Me too.

    10) Be careful about who you tell outside of work that you are a stripper. People will think you make a shitload of money, (of course it is true...LOL), no but really, another invitation to be robbed. And to attract psychos. Psychos love strippers.

    11) Be aware of your surroundings when you are going home late at night. You are a woman alone with cash. Be careful.

    Oh, and put your money in the bank. So many girls bitch about people they know stealing from them. Well, duh, even a stripper that does well would be hurt by having a couple of hundred or a couple of thousand stolen from them


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    AND, if you know another stripper is selling drugs, doing extras, etc., do not rat them out to the management. You'll get your ass beat in the parking lot.


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    i wanna add one i've expirenced myself (as the stalker...due to coincidence)...make sure your car is descrete. i know its fun to have alot of bummper stickers or detailing but remember that makes your car stand out..they'll recognize it from the club & maybe wait to see whos it is.


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    Keep good records of your earnings.
    Pay your taxes.

    Be careful of managers/bouncers. They are not your friends, merely co workers.


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    Make sure you have at least a half tank of gas before you arrive at the club. You dont need to be stopping at the station accross the street right after your shift so a customer has time to memorize your plates or get too close to you without one of those delightfullly beefy bouncers to intimidate them.
    And who wants to be running on empty when they realize the silver quad cab has been following them for the last 15 miles?
    Also, keeping your vehical in good repair to help prevent breakdowns is just generally a good idea.

    Don't take things personally.

    I know its already been stated, but it deserves repeating. Trust your instincts.

    Pay yourself first! Resolve to stash a certain amount from each shift in a savings acount and do not touch it! Even if its only $20, it all adds up.

    Invest for the future.

    Never loan anyone something unless you don't care wether or not you get it back.

    Dont talk trash about others.

    Lotion and oils are of the devil. They turn the stage into a death trap of slippery doom.

    Dont forget to tip your support staff.


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    Request a copy of whatever you sign. It's just a good idea.

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    ~Do not use lotion or oil beore you go to work on stage. The other girls will get mad because the pole/stage will be slippry.
    ~ don't tell anyone what you make, you can be robbed!
    ~ ALWAYS HAVE A BOUNCER WALK YOU OUT TO YOUR CAR UNTIL YOU LOCK YOUR DOORS AND YOUR CAR IS STARTED!
    ~ Watch your money!! Keep it in a low profile purse/garter!!
    ~ just play it cool, don't try to be anyones best friend when first starting at a club, you are there for one thing and one thing only... to make money. Get on the floor and do your thing. The girls are going to talk S#@!t because you are new.
    ~ Bring a lock to lock your stuff up.
    ~Don't bring anything into the club that you don't want to lose! Cuz you might not see it again.,
    ~AND MOST OF ALL HAVE CONFIDENCE BECAUSE YOU ARE HOT AND EVERYONE ELSE WILL BEAT YOU DOWN BEACUSE YOU ARE NEW AND YOU ARE IN THEIR CLUB TAKIG THIER MONEY!! HAVE FUN!!


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    p.S. THIS SHOULD BE A STICKY!!

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    # Whatever -) Dont make this job your life...have hobbies outsite the industry...It keeps your sanity!

    -) NEVER keep all your money in one place...I would carry a small purse and a holster. Go to the bank once for every night worked!

    -) If they have lockers...USE THEM..Dont lay out all your stuff, and then wonder why it was stolen! Always have a combination lock.

    -) Always remember this job is a means to an end! You started in it for something...keep that goal present at all times. That way you don't loose sight of that goal! (home, car, school)

    -) Everything is done for personal gain...not personal sabotage! You dance to make money...You drink to___ hurt in the morning? kill your liver?...You do drugs to____ make yourself look 10 years older? kill brain cells?

    -) Keep track of every cent you make...this allows you to see what you frivolously spend! Also makes it easier to bank money away!

    -) Work Smarter Not Harder!

    -) Do your Taxes...claim the money you make, so that one day you will have the ability to buy a house!
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    I agree this should be a sticky!

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    This is a great thread! Thanks ladies!!!!!

    Being very new to this industry I've really learned along the way...

    1) Do NOT lower your standards just to make that extra $$$! While there are some days that suck financially, it sucks worse to lower yourself! Stand your ground!!!!

    2) STAY OUT OF ANY DRAMA! It's the best way to get your a$$ beat!

    3) KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR BELONGINGS! A small purse with a strap is wonderful! I learned week #1!!!!! Though I knew this, I was completely stupid and left my purse for 2 minutes tops to talk to a person I knew from an ex. I went back, and again this was only about 2 minutes, and MY MONEY WAS GONE! I had also come from being on stage and hadn't put my skirt back on yet. It was gone! I learned my lesson the hard way!!!!!

    4) Keep "essentials" in your purse you are carrying with you. I normally leave my regular purse at home with my checkbook, credit cards, etc. If I do bring it, I lock it up and NEVER leave it in my car/trunk. In my "club purse" I keep my ID (at my club you have to have it ready if asked for it), Insurance card (in case of emergency), Auto Insurance card, Debit card (for gas, etc. if I don't have a lot of cash on me) and my cash. That's it! If you've got all the credit cards, checkbook, etc with you and that purse is stolen, you're SOL having to cancel credit cards, bank accounts, etc. KEEP IT TO A MINIMUM!

    5) As it's been said, don't get caught up with drugs and booze. If you weren't into them before, don't start now. Don't let the job change you. You can separate work and home, it is possible. It's just like any other job.

    6) Using the Valet service (if your club has one) is a good idea though it may cost you a few extra bucks. I know I'm safe and my vehicle is safe. When I come off of my shift, my car is brought right to me. I'm not walking through a dark parking lot or alley where I'm at risk for attack. The parking lot is monitored. The risk of break in is reduced. I don't keep valuables in my trunk or any part of my car either. Though Valet is great, you never know if the attendants will go and take something from your car since they have your keys.


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    i just wanted to emphasize what obeythegir said:

    "Never loan anyone something unless you don't care wether or not you get it back."

    don't trust other strippers, even if they seem like really cool chicks who wanna be your friend. if you let them borrow something, YOU WILL NEVER SEE IT AGAIN. i had this small portable hairdryer that i let this girl use for like 5 minutes, and next thing you know she was gone and so was my hairdryer. i let this girl use my perfume and she took the whole bottle. this crackhead girl said she needed to borrow $20 for cab fare because she didnt make anything that night, and of course i never saw that $20 again. don't try to make friends with girls and let them take advantage of you. and don't let anyone use anything of yours.... unless it is a tampon, because you won't be wanting that back, haha.


    also, i wanted to add: don't waste your time arguing with asshole guys. i was very clueless as a newbie and guys would try to touch me and then say "oh it's okay, i'm friends with the owner, i can do whatever i want, etc". don't listen to this bullshit.... if you don't feel comfortable with something then tell them to STOP. guys will take advantage of girls who seem naive. they know you wanna keep making money and dance with them for as many songs as possible, and they will push you as far as they can and try to persuade you into doing things. but YOU are the one in control, always remember that!!! if you say NO to something, then they need to respect that and shut the hell up!
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    oh yeah, and don't think the money is endless just because you had a good night. because the next night, you might not making anything. when you have a good night YOU MUST BANK IT... otherwise you won't have any money saved for when times get bad. you don't want to be stripping and have absolutely nothing to show for it, trust me....
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    *Don't get personally involved in the lives of other strippers. I used to think I could save people, but I learned the hard way that nothing I did was really going to make a difference if the person didn't want to change. It was always very easy for me to get sucked in.

    *I would emphasize NEVER leaving your drink sit. Don't do it, not even once.
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    If you carry a dancer purse, DONT keep your ID, cell phone, or anything with your real name in it. If you get it stolen by some psycho, which can happen no matter how hard you are watching it, they will have all your info.

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    I am more concerned about other strippers trying to get me in trouble than other customers.....the competition is too much sometimes.

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    Just a general saftey tip: if you carry a CHARGED cell phone, even one without service, you can make 911 calls. Though it does seem excessive, if you can just get someone's old phone and keep it charged, you will be able to call 911. Paying for service is not necessary.

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    Gain the confidence to work sober.

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    You ladies have done a wonderful job with these tips!

    Here are a few that I would like to add:

    1.) Avoid using taxi services if you can. You never know who you can trust and it's too easy for them to pull over and attack.

    2.) ALWAY ALWAY ALWAYS carry pepper spray with you. If you are alone keep it in your hands. Also be sure to always have a charged cell phone and a tank of gas.

    3.) Don't sit in your car or "hang out" around where you work, that is how predators frind prey. As mentioned above, vary how you go to and from work. Have a bouncer walk you to your car and make sure you are safe inside before the bouncer leaves. Check your car before you get in.

    4.) Don't trust people - period. Do not leave your dance bag with valuables out or other supplies. Keep your money in your purse, don't lock it up. Management knows how to get into most lockers and sometimes even they can not be trusted.

    5.) Claim everything you make. I can't stress that enough. Some day you will need a loan for a house, car, or emergency and no one will give money to someone who is claiming a small income.

    6.) Find ways to invest you money wisely. Start building a portfolio with CDs and other options or stocks.

    7.) Be sure to take out health care insurance

    8.) Take vacations regularly to not burn out


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