I added the question mark because….where is everyone? Babe’s was a ghost town last night! Well, other than the extra twenty girls who showed up to work (myself included, I HATE Thursday nights) and the handful that actually flew into town from Vegas to work the event. That alone speaks volumes on the current state of our industry.
I paid my house fee up front as I always do. It’s a tax write off and it’s the cost of doing business. I personally never expect the house to comp my fee because I have a bad night. In Vegas they don’t even let you in the door til you have paid your stage fee! Also, Babe’s has been so generous to me since I started working there, with a month of free house fees in the beginning, two weeks free in January, and one free night because I showed up to the staff meeting.
Many of the whiners in the dressing room didn’t agree with me. One outspoken one in particular really cracks me up. I like her a lot, but she is the epitome of SubsistenceStripper’s poor work ethic. Her evenings usually consist of three core activities: 1. sitting in the dressing room for hours texting current and ex-boyfriends. 2. ordering and eating take-out food. 3. going on stage, followed by one round of “wanna dance” sales.
It is times like this that starts to weed out the SubsistenceStrippers. In reality, its all just part of the natural business cycle. Those who cannot perform (or choose to be lazy instead of performing) eventually realize that they are better suited for the guaranteed pay of a $7/hr job at the mall than running their own stripping business.
I closed my ears as I was getting changed at the end of the night. I had a below average evening, but if you look at the big picture…it would be equivalent to the earnings of a $70k/year job. If you are new to my blog, I wrote a post on this two years ago.
Tonight will be better!
People Who Read This Post Also Read
Tags: arizona, babes cabaret, business, christie's cabaret, customer, customers, dancerwealth, exotic dancer, gentlemen's club, girls, how much money does a stripper make, income, las vegas, marketing, money, motivation, nba all star game, nba all star weekend, philosophy, phoenix, psychology, regular, sales, scottsdale, sociology, strip club, strip clubs, strip clubs in phoenix, strip clubs in scottsdale, stripandgrowrich, stripper, stripper lifestyle, strippers, stripping, successful stripper, superstripper, vip, vip customer, vip room