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Old 01-04-2012, 11:38   #181
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Sounds awfully familiar. I redid my undergrad begining at 35 and turned 40 during my first semester of med school. Being older had it's advantages. In med school most of the students thought I was a prof and during residency many in the hostpital thought I was an attending. I was the only HO who got away with wearing an aloha shirt in place of a white coat and tie.
Yes. I thought being older had its advantages as well (except when it came to call and being up for 36+ hrs straight). What was/is your specialty and do you still practice?
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:47   #182
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Assuming one is really good and popular enough to cover the usually obligatory stage and tip out fees demanded by the establishment (so one can get up on stage and perform) and still have enough left over to live on and set aside for savings, taxes, etc.
perhaps in Alaska with toofless fisherman things are different.
In Washington DC, and New York City, and Florida the dancers reputedly make $2,000 to $3,000 per night. (I know when I'm there it happens).
When I worked on Wall St, would go with groups of 8 figure salaried people (I was forced to). They would really splurge on the expense account (not on their dime)....
Not bad cash for the dancers - and no student loans...
I'm sure they pay their fair share of taxes too...
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Old 01-04-2012, 13:26   #183
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Back when I was a student in the western US, girls working the strip clubs were not paid as employees of the club, unlike bartenders and waitresses, bouncers and such. Instead they were considered independent contractors and as such were required by the management to pay house or stage fees for the privilage of dancing on stage and taking their clothes off. Depending on the club, the fee could be 50% of what a girl might make per night, and another 10-20% would have to be paid as tip outs for the DJ's, hostess, and bouncer. If I understand correctly, this was common all across the US, including Florida, so on the whole, even if a stripper managed a gross income of 2 grand a night, the lion's share of what she made went to management. I don't know what the situation is like now, since there has been some litigation in the last couple of years, but being in the profession was not all as rosey as one might think.
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Old 01-04-2012, 14:35   #184
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Back when I was a student in the western US, girls working the strip clubs were not paid as employees of the club, unlike bartenders and waitresses, bouncers and such. Instead they were considered independent contractors and as such were required by the management to pay house or stage fees for the privilage of dancing on stage and taking their clothes off. Depending on the club, the fee could be 50% of what a girl might make per night, and another 10-20% would have to be paid as tip outs for the DJ's, hostess, and bouncer. If I understand correctly, this was common all across the US, including Florida, so on the whole, even if a stripper managed a gross income of 2 grand a night, the lion's share of what she made went to management. I don't know what the situation is like now, since there has been some litigation in the last couple of years, but being in the profession was not all as rosey as one might think.
Bartenders are the same - ostensibly no salary - tips only. I could make 400 bucks a night (plus I was the owner)...
SO do you have any student loans?
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Old 01-04-2012, 16:41   #185
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Sigh, unfortunately I do have one to pay off.
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Old 01-04-2012, 17:10   #186
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(and by trickle down economics - strippers).
Then again cruising has elements of escapism. They have no need to escape. And poorer people can't...
...and they already have the right boat outfit, except perhaps for the need for new boat shoes...
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My wife and I owned a veterinary hospital for 20 years before we sold out and moved aboard our sailboat and have not looked back. We now use my SS payment to live on.
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WOW, this thread really exploded! Glad everyone has enjoyed it and decided to add what they do
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WOW, this thread really exploded! Glad everyone has enjoyed it and decided to add what they do
Hey! Welcome back! So what is it you do?
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WOW, this thread really exploded! Glad everyone has enjoyed it and decided to add what they do
Yes, as the OP, your obligated to answer delmarrey, aren't you?
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write software
captain jobs
teach sailing
writing a book

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Yes, as the OP, your obligated to answer delmarrey, aren't you?
I am a freshman at a university and also a business owner. AKA I have zero time to do anything..
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I'm retired USForest Service, Fire Management Wildfire and Prescribed Fire, Silviculturist etc.

I currently work as a retired consultant when needed in developing landscape vegetation, fuels and wild fire suppression modeling methods with the USFS and Joint Fire Science.
I got involved with flying as an air observer looking for fires and while working on a helitack crew.

Boating and sailing are new to me in the last three or four years. After years of being an on land and air adrenaline junkie, I now have time to do some adrenaline sports on the water. Along with an adequate amount of time and money to do it.

Interesting discussion.
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Some of you guys have done some very interesting things during your lives! I'm in Outside sales/Business development, and Organizational culture consulting now. Still trying to figure out what the dream job is. The problem is that most of my dreams, don't include a job!

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College professor, currently.

Worked my way through grad school as a scuba instructor.

Taught high school for seven years, as well.
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