2 hours ago
I want to hear your thoughts!
This is not meant to come off as authoritative, but I want to share my view with all of you.. I am happy to hear an opposing side to this argument:
I think we need to re-assess tipping people out in this industry. I’ve been dancing for 10 years all over the US. I realized that tipping out bouncers and managers and Vip hosts causes an imbalance of power and takes away from us making money. Many girls tip because they feel obligated. Remember that customers are also tipping these people. Hosts start to rely on the money from the girls that tip them, which means the girls that tip will have an unfair advantage. You might be thinking, “I will tip some money to be on top of that advantage”. Understandable! 🙌 But what happens when other girls tip more or you stop making as much money on your unlucky days? Now hosts and managers have the power of where to send their best customers. To the girls who are tipping the most at that time. It creates a tornado effect where you have to tip them more to feel like you are more valuable to them and in the end who is winning?? The point is that now managers and hosts have the power to push customers towards certain girls and this takes the power away from YOU and YOUR business. This tip culture was popular years ago when everyone was making money every night. $1000 was a bad night. Now the “suits” as I call them are fear mongering, threatening girls, sexually harassing, creating a negative work environment and expecting money from dancers anyways. As a new girl I felt I had to tip, even on nights I was walking out with less than $100 for a full shift of work. 🙄 10 years later and I’m making more money than I’ve ever made. I made a change in my mindset. I take the money that I (in the past) would have tipped and I use that as an investment into my business. Let’s say I would have tipped out $40 tonight- I take that $40 and buy 2 books on how to sell better. I read those books and I profit.
I redirected my thinking because I realized these people I’m handing thousands of dollars to a year are not actually “helping me make money”. (Continued in comments)