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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Andiamo, prego, tutti frutti, macaroni


After 1 week working in Pescara I still haven't decided if I like it here or not. I'm wondering how other clubs work in Italy, because this one has a strange system for me. When I think I've seen every type of clubs I always must realise I haven't and some place still can hold some surprise. 
Why Pescara? Simply because one of my agency has contact to the club here and they offered higher salary if I start between Christmas and New Year's Eve. That's why. Some men suggested me to work in Milan as it is a wealthy city, but I don't know any clubs there or even agency that work with any clubs there.
Here I have free accommodation in the hotel above the club and €80 daily salary in the holiday season instead of the regular €60. I thought if I do some private dances, I'll be fine. The first surprise that there is no private dance here. That my agency forgot to tell, they even mentioned the private dances when they sent me the club details. I feel a little bit cheated, so the other 3 dancers from Chech Republic (they work with the same agency) The dear girl from the agency also forgot to tell us to bring normal cocktail dresses for work as the Russian girls dress up so. She told me to bring long dresses but a long stripper seethrough dress with a high cut on the side and lots of glitters is so different from an elegant pencil dress. The Russians would give me an evil eye if I wear that dress at work! Fortunately I have corsets and a pencil skirt just in case to go out, they perfectly do the job at work, but still I show much more skin than the other girls. Not to mention that it's so cold in the club! You think it's just a big fuss about clothes. But like now I carry lots of unnecessary clothes in my luggage when I have to be careful with the weight limit, it doesn't help to build up a good relationship with my colleagues when I'm more under dressed than most of them and I have to apologise and find excuses when the boss ask with a not so nice tone in his voice: “Where is your dress?”
The money is also not so good here. The customers pay my time. 20 minutes booking cost €20 for them and I got €3. (Not even the 20% drink commission as in other clubs.) It means I can make €9 per hour, if I work 6 hours that 6x€9 plus the average €60 daily salary is €114 per night. But in that case I work from opening until closing what never happens as I got booked by the customers's choice. And I have to stay until 4am, there is no way to leave the club at 3.55 if there is no customer. So maximum €114 a night. Do you still think strippers are super rich???
I still don't know what is the business here for the Russian girls. They work here years, no dancing, only consumation, and as far as I know they only get the €60 fix salary, no commission. Yeah, the same thing crossed my mind too! I feel we dancers just the decoration, doing 1-2 show time a night, and bring more customers because there are always new girls in the club as we don't stay long in one place. Or even what is the business for the club? I just made a quick calculation that if I work all night, they got €60 from my customers in each hours, that's €360 in 6 hours minus my salary and commission, I make €246 for the club. This is the maximum they can get after me a night. And they work with maximum 8-10 girls. No dances, no entrance fee, no bottles of champagne sold and the drinks for customers can't be so expensive. This money in night club business is peanuts. A club has such a high expenses like licence, stock of alcohol, music, staff etc. I wonder how they manage to keep open..
But I stay for 2 weeks only. And the club is very pretty, the staff is friendly and helpful, the accommodation is okay so I won't complain more. And for sure on the summer time it's much better as the beach is only 100 meters from the hotel. Daytime you're on the beach, night you having party, free accommodation and even you don't make lots of money it can cover your flight tickets and all your expenses here, it could be a nice summer holiday..

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