Bad Economy: Jobs people never thought they would do to make ends meet

Times are tough. With a national unemployment rate of almost 10%, many people have had to resort to alternative ways to pay their bills - including exotic dancing. Exotic dancers have the potential to earn an insane amount of money in a bad economy.

Check out these statistics:

• There are more strip clubs in the United States than any other nation in the world.

• There are 3,829 adult cabarets nationwide, employing over 500,000 people.

• A single gentlemen's club in a major metropolitan area averages between $10-20 million per year in gross revenues.


With the economy being so bad, could you really blame someone for turning to exotic dancing for income?

Have you or someone you know made a “career switch” to exotic dancing because of the current economy?

Is it a problem for people with spouses and children to be exotic dancers if it’s all they could do to put food on the table?

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Comment by Candiece Garcia on March 18, 2010 at 9:57am
I didn't catch your show yesterday, however I have a few friends that are in the dancing business and even a couple that have taken it all the way into the escort services. But from what I have been told by them, they still view it as just another job to put food on their tables. Now mind you I do feel that they are satisfying some carnal needs of their own as being participants of such a business, but I am no one to judge and to each his own. They do make good money and pretty much set their own schedules but I think that I will stick to my desk job and leave my stripping and pleasing at home where I feel it is appreciated. IMHO....
Comment by Candy on March 18, 2010 at 1:31am
I listened to your show today and actually was shocked to hear women call themselves Christians and exploit their body and claim it was for survival. They are doing it because it is quick easy money. There are many avenues available for Christian women and we have to put our faith and trust in God. When your back is against the wall that is were faith kicks in.
One lady was stating she was a teacher and wanted to go law school bragging about being a dancer. if anyone in her school finds out she will be fired. moral integrity is a requirement. i have a friend who was a waitress in a bar for a wild crowd and she was let go.
Comment by Lance Alexis on March 17, 2010 at 6:53pm
Micheal, I listened to your program this afternoon and could not believe some of your comments about people doing "just anything" to earn money during this difficult economy. My daughter who is a college graduate with a degree in political science lost her job about 11 months ago . After a frustrating 6 months of searching for work, she ended up getting into the XXX movie business. Her Mother and I were ashamed and appalled when she told us what she was doing and when I saw one of her videos I started to cry. She said to us that it was legal and honest work and that she was at the end of her rope and needed to pay her bills. My question to you is, based on what I heard on your show today and how you ridiculed a woman who said she had standards and was a christian and would not do certain types of work. What would you say if your daughter told you she had gotten into the porn business to earn money and it was honest and legal work. I am certainly not a prude, but I was crying like a baby when I saw what my baby girl was doing on that screen. I am troubled by the message you are sending to our young women that anything goes as long as it is legal work. The porn business is not the same as working at a fast food business. You can earn a great deal of money in the porn business, but would you want your daughter in that business. A troubled parent.
Comment by Brian Franklin on March 17, 2010 at 9:26am
The clubs make a lot of money but individual performers may not do so well and they have a lot of other challenges (customers who think they can buy you, how you are viewed by society, bosses who take advantage, crazy customers) You do what you have to but sometimes you jump out of that warm metallic surface into the fire or find that light at end of the tunnel is just the train.


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