The diary of a Seasonaire – part 2


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Moving on.

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I have found myself stuck in a rut, everyday i wake up at noon, eat, and get ready for work. I walk up the same street i have been walking for about 6 years now. I go to the same bus stop, get on the same bus with a different driver (how come all public transport smells like rotten cabbage anyway) and i go to work. As much as i love my job, i work in a bar by the way, in the city centre, i need something more. Its a great job and the people i work with are more of my family then my actual family also the regulars are incredible who i now consider as my close friends but its  ‘the same shit different day’ as the saying goes and its driving me crazy. I know theres something better out there i can’t be a bar maid for the rest of my life. 

Its 4am and I’m just getting home from work, wow what a night i cant wait to go to bed, and start the day all over again. ‘‘yay’’….

Today is my day off and i think its about time i start looking for a new job, i have been at my current job for a few years now and i’m getting the itch to move on.

Hey wheres my laptop.. ok so where do i start? what do i want to do?  I suppose i will apply for any job available near me. I don’t want to be another bar maid or waitress but maybe a change of scenery might help for a year or 2 anyway. So i have applied for the bog standard jobs again, you know the ones, waitress, bar maid, shop assistant, all the boring jobs that you don’t need a qualification for, the ones that never get back to you. I have even updated my CV that took me about 3 hours, no kidding, its such a drag. I am going to hand them out tomorrow on my way to work, lets see where this gets me hey…

In a desperate need for a new job i started messaging my friends to see if they knew of anywhere who’s recruiting. No luck. I browsed online at some Seasonal jobs and thought what the heck theres no harm in applying, i applied for a bunch in Europe as i later discovered Seasonaire jobs in the USA as super expensive for about a 3 months working experience (like Camp America to name one.)

Months went by and still i hadn’t heard anything from anyone, how can this be possible? I was starting to loose hope, i’m sure you have all been there at some point. Job hunting is so tedious. After 2 months i received an email from one of the holiday companies i applied for, asking if i could attend a group interview 🙂 my stomach was full of butterflys while reading this, i couldn’t believe it. Of course i was going to attend the interview 🙂

To be continued… The Diary of a Seasonaire – Part 3

Read the first chapter of – The diary of a Seasonaire – Part 1 here.

 

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The diary of a Seasonaire – Part 1


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Life is short.

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Life is short and then you die, Only joking but life is short. Before you turn 18 your life is practically free and after well… thats when things start to get tough. You have to decide what is it you want to do with your life to make it that little bit more enjoyable. Will you go to College, University, or find yourself a job and start living in the real world.

Now if your anything like me you would jump from job to job trying to find what suits you and after a year or so you would get bored and want to move on. I needed more, more excitement something better, preferably with adventure thats when i decided to browse the internet for life changing job opportunities and i stumbled across Seasonaire jobs. Now most people don’t just jump into wanting to become a Seasonaire theres usually a reason why that person wanted to get up and leave everything behind because its not easy, leaving your friends, family and life as you know it in the past. Stepping out of your comfort zone is a big step. Every one is either running from something or towards something else, seasonal jobs are full of people who want to find themselves on the road to independence. Without any research into the jobs i took the leap and applied to loads of different tour companies and job titles, it was worth a shot…

Here is my story…

The diary of a Seasonaire – part 2

 

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Real life stories from real life Strippers.

The Funny the Ugly and the downright creepy.

This job comes with its perks, you leave with some life changing stories to tell. Being a stripper you have to put up with some creepy people and their weird turn ons and fantasies.

Check out my other blog  What its really like to be a Stripper. to learn all the positives and negatives about the job, whats expected of you and what the job entails. 

 


Creepy Story – I remember on my first night on the job, i was soo super nervous and was unsure about my private dance routine. A bunch of guys came in. All in their late thirties and all wearing suits, they had just come from a big conference meeting and were returning back to London tomorrow so decided to have a night out. I remember just sitting there really shy and just watching not knowing what to do. A guy approached me and we got chatting, eventually he asked me for a dance. I told him it was my first day and i’m sorry if my dance is not as good as others. He was totally fine with it. I lap danced for him. He then asked for another and another and another, i don’t know why it was the same routine every time as i didn’t know what else to do. Eventually he told me he had to leave, he had cumed in his pants and was super embarrassed. Just before he left he gave me a £20 tip and told me thanks then he whispered in my ear that i looked exactly like his daughter. OMG!! right so gross!! if i’d had known i would have never have danced for him.. I was contemplating whether or not to do this as a job but i made £200 on my first night, i couldn’t resist going back.

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Weird story – Ok so i had been in work for 2 hours and not a single person had turned up yet it was a slow night. The first person to enter went to the bar got a bottle of water and sat down. He didn’t say anything to anyone, i got the impression he was a bit overwhelmed. A few of the girls approached him and tried to engage in conversation but he wasn’t interested. He stayed in the same place just staring for hours. Eventually he approached me and sat next to me. He asked me what my name was and went quiet, i just came straight out with it and asked him if he would like a dance he said yeah and off we went.  During the lap dance he started asking me loads of unusual questions like ‘where is the clitoris? Where is the G-spot? What does it do? How do you pleasure a woman?’ I started to think ‘ok this is weird….’ He basically wanted a sex education lesson from me, i humoured him and just went along with it. After he asked me if i could teach him to slow dance which i said no to. We arrived back in the lounge area and he told me he was getting married but he has never seen a naked woman before and he doesn’t want to disappoint his wife because he has no idea how to consummate his marriage. Awww cute right, heres where things get creepy he asked me if he could draw me? I said yeah sure if he liked not thinking he would actually do it, he came back the week after with a drawing of me completely by memory as no photos are allowed in the club. Unfortunately i don’t have it as i found it too creepy and disposed of it but it was spot on. 

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Awkward story – One night one of my colleagues (lets say her name was Sarah) got approached by a married couple and it was their wedding anniversary. (sounds like a recipe for disaster already if you ask me 😛 ) The lady insisted on having a couple lap dance. My colleague asked ‘are you sure?’ and the lady was like ‘yeah 100%!’ so they paid for a 15 minuet dance. They paid £120 as you have to pay per person. Sarah started of by dancing for the lady first so she felt more comfortable however as soon as she switched to her husband she went crazy and stormed out! So the husband then had to finish the dance on his own. ( i wouldn’t want to be that guy, he probably got bollocked and it wasn’t even his idea)  

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 Weird fetishes Working as a stripper you come across some weird fetishes most of them include feet. I remember in the middle of a lap dance a guy wanted to pay me an extra £10 for me to let him suck my toes and lick my feet, obviously i said no and he kept upping the price trying to persuade me to go along with it until i eventually asked him to leave. One of my colleagues had a similar experience. One guy paid for the VIP champagne lounge for £350 an hour this included a downstairs pool table booth. (super expensive i know) anyways he paid all this so that the dancer would play with his feet. However another colleague once told me about this creep she had, that tried licking her bum hole throughout her whole dance routine, all i can say is i’m glad it wasn’t me.

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Over possessive customer There was this one guy who took a liking to me. He was small and weird looking, very skinny and always wore a suit. The first night i met him he kept wanting dances from me and i must have made about £200 just from him, however he was very clingy and wouldn’t like to talking to any other guy, which was fine i didn’t mind as long as he kept paying me. (You see time is money as a stripper, you have to learn to make a lot of money in a short amount of time) anyway… He returned everyday asking for me and he wouldn’t leave me alone, he wanted the ”girlfriend experience” and he even stopped paying me for dances, he used the excuse that he was starting to respect me now and he felt it was wrong. Fair enough except every time i tried to do my job he would get over protective and square up to the other guys putting them off. I went 2 whole nights not making any money because of him! He had completely fallen in love with me, and i have no idea how that happened. He tried adding me on Facebook, and kept trying to find out information about me from the other dancers. (This is why its best no one knows your real name) I took a week away from the club, and when i returned the bouncers informed me he was in everyday looking for me. It got so bad that i couldn’t do my job and had to get the bouncers to bar him from coming in.  Lets say about a month later, i’m not exactly sure, i was out with some friends and he noticed me in the street, i pretended i didn’t know what he was talking about but he still followed us all night. 

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I saved the weirdest, most awkward till last, this is the reason i decided to leave this job, I left work one night and just never went back. Don’t get me wrong you get plenty of people trying things on with you during a dance, trying to finger you, bite you slapping you, they treat the dancers like their a piece of meat but this story was what did it for me and i called it quits.

I was dancing on the pole when i group of 5 guys came in, all different ages, i wasn’t sure if they were a stag do or just a group of friends, they were drawn to me and starting tipping me £10 to dance on the pole. After i sat next to them and started chatting a few of the girls came over too. I got chatting to what turned out to be a father and his son, his son was getting married and had never been to a strip club so they thought they would pop his strip club cherry before the old ball n chain. The father then asked me if he could have a dance from me with his son. My first thought was ‘this is a bit weird who would have a joint dance with the dad?’ but of course i said yes as its easy big money dancing for couples or groups. We went down to the dance room and they had paid for the one with the pole in the middle a half an hour dance. (I made £160 just for this one dance) Things were going good, the guys were enjoying them selfs however it got dark quite quickly. The father held me on his knee and started trying to push his fingers inside me as his son watched. I slapped him in the face but he seemed to like this and he became more forceful. The bouncer finally turned up after seeing the behaviour on the CCTV and took the guys away. I was left there to get ready and i felt so violated and disgusted and emotional i just wanted to go home. I spoke with the manager and he informed me that if i left in the middle of my shift i wouldn’t get paid so i waited it out, every dance there after was awful for me. I left that night and never went back. 

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I have had plenty of good times – I learned to pole dance 🙂 I kept myself fit and my body has never looked as good as it had then, I learnt to love my body and the way i looked, which is a big step for a lot of girls now a days with all the photoshopped images they see everyday. 

And bad times working in a strip club-  sometimes you could have a good night and leave £200 richer and feeling great and other nights could be a bad night and you leave mentally drained and emotional. . However this job does play on your emotions and its not just an easy money maker like i first thought. 

If your considering this as a career or just a quick way to make extra money to help you with bills and stuff then i don’t not recommend it, one of my friends have been doing this job for over 10 years and she loves it. I’m just saying look at what could happen, read my previous post to get an insight to the goings ons and just think are you mentally strong enough/ ready for it. I wasn’t but this job has made me more strong and made me a better person maybe if i didn’t go through what i did i might not be the person i am today, but hey who knows….

 

What its really like to be a Stripper.

Have you ever wondered what its really like to work in a strip club? or to put it in more polite terms a ‘Gentleman’s club?’
Have you ever been to a bar that has a pole and you have gotten up to have a go probably in some drunken state? Your friends egging you on and its all fun a games. I bet you have. 

I bet you have even been to a few and i’m not just talking about guys here, a lot of girls go too because they are curious to see what the attraction is all about even though many of you would never admit it 😛

For some reason a lot of girls want to become a stripper at some point in their life’s and even fantasise about it. I’m not sure why maybe because when you look at it it seems like a glamours job but its not exactly what it seems.


Here is my journey, the behind the scene truths, including the pros and the cons.

Its very easy to become a stripper, easier then i first thought. its a great idea for a job when you want to make some extra cash without having to be tied down to work schedules and everything else thats included in a everyday job. You can literally walk right in and ask for a job, you fill out a quick form where you have to think of a stripper name, something that completely tears you apart from your true identity. (Mine was bonnie) and there you go.

The first time i ever visited a strip club i was with friends and it was a laugh and a good night out however when you go to enquire about a job, you look at everything in a different perspective.

‘There is a tacky red carpet outside leading up to the entrance, beside the entrance are 2 petrol run fire heaters it smells like paraffin and cigarette smoke. Theres 2 big bouncers at the door checking IDs. As i enter the building there is a deck made for taking entrance fees and a big red velvet curtain. As you go in the club its filled with stages with poles in the centre and each is surround by big long red sofas, theres a weird kind of smell but i cant explain what it is. Theres a long bar at one end and next to it another velvet curtain.’

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Most clubs look the same on the inside, once you have been to one you have been to them all however talking in work terms they are not, some clubs charge you to work, its an upfront fee but then everything you take is yours, sounds alright but if the night is quiet then you can leave not even breaking even. The clubs i have worked in take 20% of the earnings you take at the end of the night, but all clubs pay cash in hand 🙂

The dressing room is full of half naked and even naked girls all getting ready before their shifts. Every wall is covered with mirrors and it smells like hair straighteners and numerous different scents of perfume all merging as one, and yeah as you might have guessed its not pleasant. There is 1 staff toilet, the seat is hanging off, its a mess, you might be wondering what goes on in there well let me tell you. The biggest thing you will find in a strip club especially amongst the dancers is cocaine. There is always a big que of girls outside this toilet if you know what i mean.

What happens during a shift?

Once getting ready you head back upstairs and wait for clients, customers guests i have no idea what to call them really. Most of the clientele you do get are business men, older guys, married guys,  stag parties and only just turned legal aged guys. Sometimes you do get couples but thats rare.  So now you wait… never buy your own drink, everything on the bar including bottled water is wayy over priced and you don’t get a staff discount, instead you are encouraged to get the customers to buy them for you.

Once people start to arrive usually at around 11pm-12pm (baring in mind your shift starts at 8pm) There are rules to follow.

  • First rule – Never approach a guy thats already been approached my another stripper.

As you can probably guess, as soon as guys enter through that red velvet curtain after paying their entrance fee all the girls go flocking.. so it is quite hard to compete.

  • Second Rule – Never steal another girls man.

This one sounds a bit cliché but if you join in with their conversation and he decides he would rather have a private dance from you instead, this is a clear invitation for a fight. The safest bet is to wait until someone approaches you however if you do that, you wont make a lot of money.

As you can see its not easy, you have to compete against other strippers all night, you have to have your wits about you and you also have to convince people once you do start up a conversation to part with their money and its not cheap!

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Lap dances are usually £20 per song, 3-4 minuets, £50 – approx 20 minuets, £110 –  approx an hour, so as you can see its quite an expensive night out, also depending on the girls your dance will be shorter or longer as no one keeps proper track of the timing.

Once you have interest, you take your client to the bar, he pays the bartender and they give you a card, each card is different in colour depending on how long each dance is, you have to keep these safe as you hand them in at the end of your shift to get paid. This is a lot harder then you think considering your in your underwear so always carry a little hand purse with you. You take the guy or girl down the stairs to the private dance booths, every stripper wears huge heals so walking up and down steep stairs all night again isn’t easy.

Once in the private dance booths each paid private dance is completely naked, before you even start working as a stripper you have to choreograph your own dance routine, these have to last between 2 minuets to an hour long. (again not easy.) At this point you start your lapdance. Straddling, Grinding, Humping, Rubbing, Rolling around on the floor and even sometimes fingering yourself (you have all seen it on Grand Theft Auto :p) Those are just some description words to vaguely describe what is involved in your dance. The guy is not allowed to touch you, mostly i made them sit on their hands but you are completely vulnerable at this point. You do get some creeps who don’t listen and try it on but just remember that your heels are your best friends and self defence weapon should you need it.

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Once the guy has ‘cumed’ in his pants (and yeah you will be surprised at how often that happens) You tell him his time is up and to leave while you get ready and head back upstairs to start it all over again. Sometimes you will get a creep who gets over protected of you, and doesn’t let anyone else have a dance from you and he’s not paying either in this situation you more than likely have to ask the bouncers to get rid of them, otherwise you will leave your shift empty handed.

Most of the conversations you have with people are people trying to find out information about you. Never give your real name or tell them anything personal. You have to have a good imagination to come up with a completely fake life and stick to it, otherwise you will have hundreds of creeps stalking you all over social media.

You have to put up with a lot of abuse also. Some nights you will get people in that just call you ugly! a whore and they are downright rude to your face. As you might have guessed this isn’t easy for you to endure night after night and it really does effect you mentally. I found working as a stripper more mentally difficult then physically which is why i’m writing about my experience.

During a shift you are expected to dance on the pole at least twice a night, some clubs even give you a £20 fine if you dont.

If a stag party arrives this is big money for anyone who can get in there, so to speak. I never did a stag party purely because the girls fight for them. I found that towards the end of the night around 2am -3am if there are still people in the club this is the easiest time to get your dances in, mainly because most of the other strippers are intoxicated and so that makes for a sloppy dance and no one wants that.

At the end of your shift usually at 4am you hand in all your cards they get counted then you have to wait for your pay out, this can take a while especially if its a busy night. A lot of guys will wait outside for you to leave, this is so they can take you home, because your a stripper they automatically think your a hooker. Some girls do go home with them but thats there choice i never did and i wouldn’t recommend it! its so dangerous. The best way to leave the club is to order a taxi before to leave and leave when it has arrived.

We come down to the pros and cons of the job.

Positives 

  • You choose when you work, you ring up the day before or even the same day to inform your manager that you will be at work, No work schedules! 
  • Cash in hand at the end of your shift 🙂 Usually you make between £100-£200 a standard night, on a good busy night sometimes as much as £500-£600
  • Keeps you physically fit.
  • Free drinks all night if thats what your into.

Negatives 

  • Mentally draining. this is a big one and the reason i stopped. Its so hard to deal with mental abuse day in and day out.
  • People look down on you. 
  • Peer pressure to take drugs. If your not careful this can lead to addiction (read my other blog about cocaine) 
  • Sometimes people you have danced for see you out in the street and expect things from you. 

That just about concludes my Blog, please do feel free to read my next one on some of the stories i have to tell from some creepy people i have had to dance for, you don’t want to miss it! its funny and gross at the same time. Real life stories from real life Strippers.

I hope you have enjoyed reading 🙂 xxx

Netflix series – Orphan Black

I really enjoyed watching Orphan Black there are 5 seasons altogether so its a perfect length in my opinion. Its about human cloning, and its very scientific so its quite hard to describe all the ins and outs of the series.

Without giving too much away the main character, Sarah Manning first discovers her look-a-like on a train station platform. After stealing her bag Sarah discovers that this other person has quite a lot of money in their bank account so she decides to steal the identity of Beth Childs to access this, little did she know what she was getting herself into and it all goes down hill from there. Sarah is an orphan and was adopted so her first thoughts are obviously that this Beth Childs was her long lost twin however she soon discovers that they are not the only ones who look like each other and she has a bigger family then she thought. Im not going to say too much on the story line as i wouldn’t want to spoil it for you but it is defiantly worth a watch! 🙂 

The first episode really does grab your attention, its action packed straight from the beginning, non of that boring slow start where you have to watch at least 1 whole season to get into it. 

I found that some episodes do get quite confusing and your sat there thinking ‘what the hell is going on‘ but it does come together eventually so it really does draw you in and leaves you wanting more. It gets confusing because the actress Tatiana Maslany plays multiple characters, now this might sound a bit tacky but it really isn’t. Tatiana plays each character really well with changing her personality and accent to suit each perfectly, it is also created in such a way that when you get into it it really does feel like your starting to love all the characters as individuals. Its a great series to watch just for that in my opinion.

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Also it gets confusing because of all the science that is involved now if your like me and no nothing about science then it might make your head hurt a little when trying to figure out whats going on but… at the same time it is all very interesting. There are also a few organisations involved so it does get a bit hard trying to remember whos working for who. But please don’t let any of that put you off.

The ending to this series i thought was really good and rounded of the whole series nicely 🙂 I give Orphan black a 10\10 score rating. 

If you have watched it i would love to hear your thoughts and comments and who’s your favorite character mines Helena 😛

Brief description of what to expect to find in my blogs.

Hi Guys,

I am new to blogging and i have decided to blog in hopes it will help me to let go of the past. Letting go is hard but it never does anyone any good to hold on to it, whats done is done, iv heard writing things down helps you to get things out of your system so thats what i hope to achieve, that way i can look forward to the future more and what that holds for me.
I know there might be a few people who might think i am writing for attention and that is not the case. There are too many people who are to quick to judge others now a days, but maybe some of things things i write might also inspire others and maybe even help them if they are struggling through the same situations.

Think of it like this – if no-one had any wild adventures or mishaps or travels or escapades then there would be no books or films or stories…its the stuff of life!

I originally wanted to write a book about my life as a seasonaire, its not as glamorous as everyone thinks, but i wanted to open peoples eyes to the truths, however i quickly discovered writing a book is not as easy as it sounds, so i decided to start a blog…
I am still currently working in the alps during the winter but i am no longer working in Greece during the summer instead i watch a lot of Netflix so you will also find my thoughts on the latest series reviews and whether or not they are worth watching.

I have discovered a few new hobbies i like to do which include, snow boarding, kite surfing, water skiing, mountain bike riding, running and horse riding.

Feel free to check out my Facebook and Instagram, for photos and a chat if you like 🙂