it’s almost 2014 already are we still arguing on whether to give female characters the equal amount of screentime on movies as male characters
THIS IS NOT EVEN UP FOR FUCKING DEBATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jennifer Lawrence filling gas while her dad flips off the paparazzi.
she learned from the best I see
Guy walking his savannah cat in Brooklyn like it’s no big deal. I hope my fascination with the creature communicated to him otherwise.
I wanna see how many people on this site are into it.
I know there are more
don’t lie guys i know you live on smut
I’m sorry but scrollers
Read and write.
Girl all you gotta do is divide 48 by four it’s literally the easiest part
No but for real though, stripping is SO MUCH MATH if you’re doing it “by the books” and want to have a life that isn’t just cash and drugs.
If you want to get by, and not piss anoyone off, you have to remember to tip out between 10 and 20% of certain parts of your earnings.
Of your earnings, you have to break it down to your VIP dance sales (10-20% of which goes to your VIP host), then your regular floor dance sales and your VIP sales that a floor host helps you make (usually by seating you with a good customer) is 10-20% depending on just how much that host helped you out. Then you’ve got your VIP sales and your stage tips, 10-15% of which goes to your DJ unless you have a mandatory DJ tipout that is taken off your housefee at the beginning of the night (which you also need to account for in your total take home), and then a total 10-20% of your take home earnings that goes to your housemom.
THEN, you need to set aside 15-25% of whatever you take home for your taxes. You’re a 1099/Independent Contractor, so the club doesn’t do your taxes for you. That’s between you and the IRS. Now, if you want to report ALL of your earnings, that’s fine and nice and honest. But realistically, you report about 50-60% of what you make so you can avoid paying a SHIT LOAD of taxes. You need to save your reciepts for certain expenses, which are technically write-offs — things like a percentage of your gas and your cell phone and some of your clothes and hair products and general “personal maintenance” things; but you need to understand that only SOME of that is a write off and know what is what.
Also ensure that you’re putting some of your money away for retirement, since you don’t get that from the club either. And you need to build a savings AND make sure you’re setting aside money for bills and whatnot.
That’s not even including the basic counting you’re doing while you’re working. That’s counting songs to be sure you’re getting paid the proper amount for your floor dances, keeping track of your tips you make on top of dances and VIP’s, and THAT isn’t taking into account if your club does bottle sales and gives the dancer a percentage — which is a whole other beast. Also your stage tips and whatnot, keeping track of which customers are spending what and who you should spend your time with or when to just call it a night because you’re not making the money you need or want.
It’s not some fluff job. It’s really not.
…and THAT’S not even getting into the psychology. This is the extra shit. The real job is the sales and psychology behind it all, but we won’t get into that.
Oh and keep in mind that your options for keeping track of all your earnings is
a) mostly mental
b) mostly counted in the dark. Because counting your money in a full dressing room is rude so finding an empty corner on the floor (or on the tail end of a room) is typically more viable.
Also, if you get ladies drinks at a club you keep track of those and deduct it from what you owe the club. But you have to take other expenses into account like if your club doesn’t provide free parking for employees.
And if you start negotiating on prices for dances, that’ll affect the math too.
Dear cop that just pounded on my door,
1. Fuck you, it’s almost three in the morning.
2. Why would you be going around asking about the people a few units down WHEN ITS SLEETING AT 3AM?!
3. Don’t get pissy at me for not taking the chain off my door and opening it fully to talk to you. I have no proof your a cop and not a home invader.