If you think that you can just go to a strip club and say you want to dance and start doing that, you are mistaken. To dance during dance hours you have to pay club manager. And you should know that no matter how much you earn, club will take a good part of that. I will try to explain problems that are focused on money and how a stripper earns it. I will also tell you everything there is to know about fees you will have to pay for dancing, and other issues around that.
There is a possibility for a stripper to lose money on some nights and this will happen to you at a certain point if you start dancing. There is also an issue about a form of contract, or the lack of it between a stripper and club.
At the beginning of the night, or day, depends where and when you work, you have to pay house fee. This fee is a different amount of money for shift you work. If you dance during busy hours your fee will increase and vice versa. So you will from time to time end up losing money, and that can be more often if you work bad shifts, or you work in smaller towns.
If you want to be a stripper, you should forget about health insurance and all other privileges other workers have. Strippers are in fact a type of independent contractors. But the issue is that strippers are not really independent contractors. Let me explain.
There are few things that determine full time workers that receive full money that they are entitled for. First, full time workers have work hours that are determined by their bosses. So if you work for a company that has an 8 to 5 working hours and you have to work those hours if you want to work for that company, you are a full time worker. If your work place has a certain dress code you are obliged to wear you are a full time worker. And if a product and service has a price your company has decided and you have to charge those set prices to your customers, you are a full time worker. Do you see the irony in that? Strippers have to follow all those rules and yet they are deprived from benefits those rules should provide them.
And apart from that house fee, there are other expenses every stripper has. A stripper must give a percentage of every lap dance and every tip she received while pole dancing to her boss, club manager. And there is more. If you are a successful stripper, that means if you earn a lot of money, do a lot of lap dances or a customer rewards you with extra money for your job, you will get charged more. Basically, more you earn more you are charged for. And you can’t avoid that, because you don’t have a contract and you can be asked not to return next night.
These things are slowly changing and there are people that try to bring this into media focus. But nothing will change if majority of people look at strippers as someone who does dirty work and doesn’t deserve same rights they have.