Skip to comments.Lawyer turns topless dancer to pay the bills
Posted on 09/13/2011 6:46:26 PM PDT by TSgt
When Carla graduated 10 years ago, she thought her law degree would be a permanent ticket to a high-paying job. But instead of selling her mind, Carla is selling her body. After student loans, debt, a layoff and unemployment battered her bank account, she now finds herself in an almost unbelievable position dancing in a topless bar.
"Did I ever think Id be taking my top off for rent money? No. I was in my mid-30s and had never danced before," said Carla, who asked that we use her stage name and withhold her identity and some personal details. "As a little girl, I never thought to myself, 'I just want to grow up and be a stripper, or, All I ever wanted to do in life is climb in the lap of sweaty stranger and take my top off.'
"But, with our economy the way it is, especially in smaller cities ... you strip or you starve," she said.
Last month, as part of our coverage of Americas economic malaise, we chronicled the story of a young father who took a job as a firefighter in Iraq after he couldnt find work in Miami. Then we asked msnbc.com readers: What crazy things are you doing to make ends meet? This is the second of three reader stories well share. Last week, we wrote about a man who has turned to dumpster diving to keep food on the table for his three children. Now, we tell Carla's story.
Carla couldn't find work in the legal profession, so she's dancing in a topless bar now.
(Excerpt) Read more at redtape.msnbc.msn.com ...
What do you do to make $120 an hour??
$50/hour!!! Those broads make $100s per hour.
Shoot, $50. an hour is chump change..My girlfriend makes anywhere from $1,200-$1,500 per night 5hr. shift. She only does it to keep me in the lifestyle I’ve become accustomed to.
My hair stylist makes $50 an hour and works from 0600 through 1900. Mostly cash of course and he’s about to buy his 3rd investment property.
I might leave the corporate world and cut hair!
Oh’ and he’s as straight and conservative as they come!
They have breast reduction surgery for men too. :)
Isn’t there a rule about pictures around here? I want to know if she is guilty or not...
In our circle, we have an entertainment attorney who practices in Beverly Hills. To avoid the trolls, let’s just say he is one of the most right-wing attorney’s who managed to keep his head down in ultra-blue Los Angeles. He charges $200/hr even in this Obama Depression.
Things like this are only supposed to happen to people when a Republican is president.
Must be nice to have versatile career options.
We need more evidence.
Welcome to FR.
She has a degree so she could become a teacher and do even less work for about the same money, PLUS retire at age 50!
All made possible by those schmucks in the private sector that must work until age 70 to pay for it.
Pictures at the link but only profile shots.
Thanks for the welcome! By the way, is that what is called “ bar hopping?”....
Only $20-$50 an hour?
Sweetheart, go East, to Providence, RI!!!
Man, that cartoon hits home.
“You strip or you starve.”
That’s what I always say!
I’d like to know what line of work her customers are in such that they can blow that kind of money on her ‘artistic performance.’
“It’s very hard to be a stripper without developing some very serious issues.” Like becoming a lawyer?
Talking about pictures. The last picture on your profile page is very touching. Never saw it before...
(Sorry for being OT)
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