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Anna Undercover: Fired.

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I had seen it happen before.

A girl would saunter in to the dressing room early, wearing flip-flops and sweats. She'd barely be through the door when a bouncer would stick his head in and call her over.

"C'mere for a second," he would say.

Then, not subtly enough, he would silently show her a yellow pad of paper.

A black marker usually spells out the dreaded words, typically in all capital letters.

"[So-and-so] no longer dances here."

It's a message from Jeff, the owner of the Outhouse, and as I understand it, he rarely leaves a written explanation to go along with notes like those.

When the dancer sees the note with her name on it, a look of surprise and injury usually spreads across her face. Some just turn and leave, headed to another club to find work that night. Others cry and need a hug. Others yell about it and make their exit in spectacular fashion.

It hurts to see a girlfriend lose her job, especially when you know you can't do anything about it but try to help her feel better, get her phone number, and wish her the best.

Even if I could save someone I thought should have been allowed to stay, it is Jeff's business, and he's entitled to run it how he sees fit.

Of course, I never thought I would be shown any message on that yellow tablet.

Call it elitism or any other of a number of things, but I felt invincible to getting fired--ever. In following all the rules, genuinely liking everyone, and loving the job, I earned a reputation for cheerfulness and rule-following without really trying.

But last Monday, at 7:00 p.m., one of the nicest bouncers followed me into the dressing room with the dreaded yellow tablet in his hands.

He looked at me with sad eyes, shaking his head.

"I'm really sorry," he said as he showed me the note.

"Anna no longer dances here," it said.

"What?" I said, not believing what I was looking at.

"I'm really sorry," he said.

"Do you know why?" I sputtered. The feeling of surprise was still establishing itself.

"I have no idea," he said. "You'll have to text Jeff. I'm really sorry." I knew there was nothing he could do, so I didn't press him.

The feeling of surprise gave way to a sudden realization that I had to leave the club I loved so much.

"Um," my voice wavered awkwardly as I prepared to make the announcement to the five or so other girls. "It looks like I've been fired."

"What?" someone said.

"What did you do?!"

"I don't know," I said, feeling the tears well up. "I wasn't here over the weekend. I don't know what I did."

I felt hot all over. What had I done? It had to be something.

I would never do something to get myself fired on purpose. I racked my brain.

A girl pulled me aside.

"You never do anything [to break the rules here]," she said. "Are you sure that nothing happened? Did you say something bad about Jeff on the Internet?" she asked quietly. People know about my blog, but only one or two girls have actually read it and told me about it.

"No, I didn't," I said, pausing for a second to make sure that was true. "I haven't posted anything in weeks."

I had nothing to say about Jeff. I'd had five or six conversations with him, really. And posting about some of the things he's talked to us about as a staff just would have been bad form.

"He hasn't even given me anything bad to say," I said. Well, in the context of working at a strip club, but even then, I hadn't posted anything. "And I really haven't done anything wrong that I can think of. I would tell you right now."

I would have.

We were standing in the same place in the club where I'd first admitted to Jeff that I was the one with the blog, and he'd been OK with it. The only time I ever said things about drugs or prostitution, I ran into him at the club and told him about it in person.

"Text him and ask him what you need to do to come back," she said. "Maybe you'll just need to pay a fine or something."

"Is there a fine on the books for me?" I suddenly thought to ask the bouncer.

"Um," he checked the books. "No, there's nothing. I'm really sorry. I wish I knew anything at all."

Jeff does, rather magnanimously, I think, allow some girls to come back after paying a fine for whatever they did. Depending on the severity of the crime committed (and his opinion of you), I've understood fines to be anywhere from $100 to $200, and as high as $500 or $1,000.

I honestly, and truly, had no idea why I was being let go.

"Where else can I go?" I asked the group. "Is any other place even close to the money here?" Girls either shrugged or shook their heads.

On the inside, I freaked out. I haven't managed my money well recently, and even taxes are going to be hard for me to swing.

"Please tell me if you hear anything," I said to the girl. She nodded and hugged me.

"Bye everyone," I said.

I walked to my car and typed out a text to Jeff, a few tears falling in my lap. I couldn't believe this.

"When I came in to work tonight, Cookie showed me a note that said 'Anna no longer dances here.' What do I need to do to come back?"

Jeff rarely responds to texts right away, so I called my boyfriend.

"I have no idea why I was fired," I sniffed into my crappy Samsung. "I don't know what to do. I don't want to work anywhere else." I sat there and looked out over the field in front of me as he tried to make me feel better.

He failed. We hung up.

I didn't know what to do. I didn't want to go anywhere I'd have to explain that I'd been fired, but I had to figure out some way to pay my bills; no choice there.

Suddenly, I remembered the Oracle. (This is not her real dancer name).

She would know what to do, I thought.

Blessed with an exceptionally stunning face and beautiful body, I am lucky to count the Oracle as a friend. She doesn't like a lot of people, and with an acid tongue like hers, you figure that out pretty fast.

Girls are afraid of her, and her customers are obsessed with her. She seems to know everything about stripping, clubs, and navigating the sometimes tricky situations therein.

I needed to talk to her, but it had been a while.

I called her club. "Does [the Oracle] still work here?" I asked.

She does, a man said.

I hung up and punched my destination into my GPS.

An hour later, I found her.

The club was beautiful and big. I looked around. Three stages? Wow.

Where was she?

Then, I saw her.

Forgetting my troubles for a second, I smiled. She was just like I remembered her.

She lay on her stomach, looking very bored, stretched out across the lap of a grinning female customer. Resting her head in her hand, the Oracle managed, still, to have her nose in the air. Looking at her long black hair and her regal pose, I thought of Cleopatra, and smiled.

She waved me over.

"How are you!" I said, hugging her and ignoring her customer, who seemed over the moon just to get to spend time with her.

"Are you busy?" I asked.

I would hate to see this girl mad. She's at least half a foot taller than I am and much stronger.

"No," she said, ignoring her customer in typical Oracle fashion. I laughed silently, again marveling at this incredibly beautiful girl's ability to eschew any practice remotely similar to 'customer service' and still rake in an absurd amount of money.

I told her what happened.

I wanted her to tell me some kind of secret code, some kind of secret password---anything that would get me my job back.

Of course, there isn't one.

She shrugged.

"Sometimes he fires people for no reason," she said. "He's just unpredictable like that."

"You should just move on from there," she advised, shaking her head. "Maybe they'll hire you here," she offered, admitting that money hadn't been good lately.

Well, money is bad everywhere right now, I told her, even at the Outhouse. Money hasn't been consistently good since the end of December, actually. So annoying. [Hearing that money is always bad in January, I decided that next year, I'll simply spend the whole month abroad and forget about trying to make money when there isn't any.]

I went to the management and asked if they would hire me.

They did.

Whew! Now, nose to the grindstone.

Comments

independant1 4 years ago

Gravity will someday bring an end to your livelyhood, you really need to diversify my deere. That is, while you still have time to cultivate another steady source of income.

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TrooGrit 4 years ago

S**t happens, move on.

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Bob Kraxner 4 years ago

^ ^ ^ ^ By George, I think he's got it!!! Damn! Somebody besides me actually sees through all this bull$hit! Amen to that.

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oneeye_wilbur 4 years ago

If this annaundercover truly exists, then Lawrence and the j/w blog is about the best place. No first class stripper would waste their time blogging and no first class paper would continue this trash. One has to wonder if Anna Undercover is just a fantasy of some staff member at theJ/W to get people to join in on the blog, as this fool writing has done.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years ago

AnnaUndercover (anonymous) replies…

My client base probably won't follow.

Money everywhere is bad right now. If you ever want to put your fingers on the pulse of the economy, walk into a strip club and ask the girls how they're doing.

It is not accurate to say that credit card debt is the sole reason I took this job. I took it so I could continue working in nonprofit management during the day. Credit card debt is just one of the things I wanted to pay for with my income.

April 14, 2010 at 2:59 a.m. ~~~ http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/multi...

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hitme 4 years ago

You're confusing arrogance with narcissism. Those who work a strip bar are incapable of arrogance as they have nothing to be arrogant about. But even the lowest of the low lifes can be self-focused though.

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MacHeath 4 years ago

People, you have no idea. There is an arrogant person involved here, and it isn't Anna. Well, she may be a bit arrogant , but not an egotistical maniac like Jeff. Why would you fire anyone in that mannor? Because you enjoy your bit of power, and don't have too. You don't respect the dancers or your patrons. Why in the hell would you fire someone for bringing in business? Well, its because you don't really want a bunch of attention by the community, at large. Why is that if you run everything on the up and up? Because you don't have the ability, or work ethic to handle it. You really don't care what the public thinks, or what your patrons think. Arrogance, stupidity, and pure laziness. If the person that actually owns the Outhouse had an ounce of responsibility, they would hand the bouncers a slip of paper that says: "Jeff doesn't work here anymore, escort him to his car."
You will notice that the Bird does not operate that way. They attempt to be part of the community, even though it gets them some crap sometimes.
Don't forget that these guys like to use that power for their own benefit. Anna's firing could have had something to do with that, but that is pure speculation on my part.
I really don't think this business has to be sleazy, but the owners do more to make it sleazy than the dancers, or the public.

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AboutTime 4 years ago

We here at AboutTime do believe that it really was about time that the rubber met the road.

Robert Zimmerman has some fine observations for this woman:

Once upon a time you dressed so fine You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you People'd call, say beware doll, you're bound to fall You thought they were all kiddin' you You used to laugh about Everybody that was hangin' out Now you don't talk so loud Now you don't seem so proud About having to be scrounging your next meal

How does it feel To be without a home Like a complete unknown Like a rolling stone

Aw, you've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely But you know you only used to get juiced in it Nobody's ever taught you how to live out on the street And now you're gonna have to get used to it You say you never compromised With the mystery tramp, but now you realize He's not selling any alibis As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes And say do you want to make a deal

How does it feel To be on your own With no direction home A complete unknown Like a rolling stone

Aw, you never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns When they all did tricks for you You never understood that it ain't no good You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat Who carried on his shoulder a siamese cat Ain't it hard when you discover that He really wasn't where it's at After he took from you everything he could steal

...Like a complete unknown...

Aw, princess on the steeple and all the pretty people They're all drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made Exchanging all precious gifts and things But you'd better take your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe You used to be so amused That Napoleon in rags and the language that he used Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal

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Bob Kraxner 4 years ago

Attention! Your attention please!!! Do not feed the attention seeking troll anymore please! She is full! ...of $hit, anyway.

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Bob Kraxner 4 years ago

Attention! Your attention please!!! Do not feed the attention seeking troll anymore please! She is full! ...of $hit, anyway.

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Bob Kraxner 4 years ago

Anna: you are a joke, If you want to be a real fantasy writer, then you should get an education first... try finishing high school, and then think about junior college. Until then keep your crap to yourself.

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bearded_gnome 4 years ago

I'd read more current postings, apparently about 11 of them, but they're burried in the d----d threading! not in chronological order.


  1. I see creepie stripper groupie [vic] is back in the swing trying to defend his "our dear Anna."

2. TOB: Does this mean she will move her blog to cjonline.com?

one can only hope so! but then, what'd CJonline ever do to deserve such a fate?


  1. many people believe that there are strong links between pornography and violence against women. also, pornography and domestic violence. there is no dispute that pornography does objectify women. stripping is simply live action porn. and though sex acts don't exactly take place, it is for prurient interest, and a form of prostitution: Anna wouldn't grind the schlub's crotch unless he paid her.
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parrotuya 4 years ago

Crappy job, crappy boss. Get out of bigoted Kansas. How about California? No snow and lots of sun. If I were young, that's what I would do! Good Luck with the new job!

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independant1 4 years ago

One man plus 2 beers equals $20. (Anna Nicole Smith)

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beatrice 4 years ago

Somebody should ask Anna if she had heard of the "Grace Undressed" blog before coming up with the quite similar title of her own blog. I'd ask, but she wouldn't answer because I believe I have already made my point.

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Bob Kraxner 4 years ago

Here's what happened people: Our lead charachter in this lame drama, owes "Jeff" money for dope, which she cannot afford to pay back in cash, and doesn't want to take out "in trade" either. So as soon as she takes some money out of her so-called "savings" (that she claimed to have) and pays off her "front" as it is called, she'll get her "job" back.... Why would she even want to go back to" the $hithouse"? You ask? Because Jeff has the best "meth" around and he'll front it to all the" meth ho"s" who work for him.

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Andini 4 years ago

Is it just me or has anyone ever noticed that Anna quits posting on her blogs once people start bashing her profession?

She'll then just go away for a few days and then start a new blog about her wonderful job and life and act as if nothing else ever happened.

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whats_going_on 4 years ago

and btw...that tshirt is ridiculous. I'd laugh at any unfortunately moron who purchased, and actually wore it.

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Marty_McFly 4 years ago

You were probably fired because you weren't "hot" enough any more...or Jeff found someone better who would work for less and "do" more.

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Fixed_Asset 4 years ago

It is very telling, with all the subjects discussed on this site, the one that stays at the top is about a stripper getting fired.

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whats_going_on 4 years ago

Who fires someone like that...thats stupid. Be glad you don't work there, Jeff sounds like a douchetool.

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powershopper 4 years ago

Just gonna take a stab in the dark here Anna. Perhaps you were fired because Jeff found you to be an arrogant diva who is difficult to work with.

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Vic 4 years ago

I think we need to address the context of being "fired" here. To the average person, being fired means you did something wrong to lose your job. It carries a deep, severe wrongness that makes each and every one of us fear it.

Reading the blog, Anna mentions something about "fines on the books." It seems to me that most girls getting "fired" from the OH have issues of unpaid fines. Fines probably resulting from things like coming in late, not coming in at all or maybe complaints from customers. She also mentioned "Jeff rarely responds to texts right away." This tells me that her boss either is not always accessible or doesn't communicate things to the employees too well. Lastly, seeing comments from other former OH dancers, it seems apparent that girls get "fired" and come back often. Maybe "fired" wasn't the best of terms as it has brought about the question "What did you do?" and allowed for speculation in some wrong-doing. Maybe the phrase "ending the partnership or engagement" may be a more accurate portrayal of what really went on.

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KU_Dude 4 years ago

Dear LJW,

Can someone really link you from an adult entertainment site?

Go here and then click on the blog. http://www.annaundercover.com/

It seems to me that this is a major violation of the use agreement.

KU Dude

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Multidisciplinary 4 years ago

Zilla (anonymous) says…

He'll hire you back I'm sure. The first time I got canned from the OH, I didn't have to pay anything to go back. I've only been fired 3 times from that place in the 5-6 yrs that I worked there so I consider myself lucky. ~~~~ What kind of tormented soul goes back to work for someone who fires them the first time, not to mention repeatedly? This strikes me as the similar situation of a hooker dependent on a pimp for drugs, room and jobs, steady familiarity, their only so-called family, masochistic, abusive, exploitive as it may be.

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SLOPOKE 4 years ago

I would'nt SAY LOSERS, that only describes the person using it...It is tuff when you are a good person trying to make a living in and around people very Liberal with a sick ego..THAT'S LIFE in the fast lane---Mr. mfowler Stay on it girl!!! With ya!!

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Bob Kraxner 4 years ago

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Just give her a week or so , let her wild imagination come up with a clean-cut, "romantic" version of how she had to perform oral sex on the owner to get her job back, She'll call it something like: Anna_Undercover: How I became a sperm-burping gutterslut..... film at 11:00.

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Matthew Fowler 4 years ago

People that own, work at, or patronize strip clubs are all losers. So, in order to solve your money troubles, you might want to look into "not being a loser." Then go from there.

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ohseriously 4 years ago

Getting fired stinks. The upside is that it can be a little gift of time for reflection to re-evalute your path. As a professional hatchet-wielder, I think 95% of the time persons who are taken off the company rolls know exactly why it happened. May not want to own it, but they know why. Even if employer gives you a reason (and good employers will) that is probably not the sole reason or even the main reason. That's HR "CYA" policy and procedure.

Good suggestions here why you were likely fired, Anna.

My two cents is that the sex industry NEEDS to stay on the outskirts of communities to protect the privacy of it's consumers, the thin blurry line of other legal issues that occur at strip clubs, and the sense of excitement that sexual intrigue gives (dirty little secrets!). You are wrecking that sense of intrigue publicly.

This is my question to Anna: I thought you took this job to make extra cash to pay down your debts? Now, you quit your day job, you have not worked in weeks and you have no savings? What happened there?

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Zilla 4 years ago

He'll hire you back I'm sure. The first time I got canned from the OH, I didn't have to pay anything to go back. I've only been fired 3 times from that place in the 5-6 yrs that I worked there so I consider myself lucky.
This place isn't any lower class than any other strip club in Lawrence. Word of mouth doesn't count. Go there yourself and ignore the hype. One of these days maybe I'll make a return. =) Girls drive out to work at the OH from places as far away as Warrensburg. They wouldn't do it if they didn't feel it was worth the trip. It's the most well known and gossiped about strip club in town. No matter what anyone says this place is a legend.

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independant1 4 years ago

Did B say GRL?

I have everything I had 20 years ago, only it's all a little lower. (Gypsy Rose Lee)

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Bob Kraxner 4 years ago

Is everybody except myself and oneeye_ , just too ignorant to see that Anna_Undercover is nothing mre than an attention seeking troll with a wild imagination, and NOT a stripper?

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1029 4 years ago

keep your chin up, sometimes look em in the eye, show em the skills you learnt, and you'll do just fine.

-unknown 19th century poet

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oneeye_wilbur 4 years ago

Who makes up this stuff anyway. Such a blog. If this Anna exists and is in need of a job, perhaps Anna should consult with the newly formed retail task force which wants to have an incubator for business. Anna your incubator is just minutes away waiting to be heated up.

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beatrice 4 years ago

7texdude, so one must be a churchgoer to have a sense of morality? A sense of right and wrong is only equated to religion? That sucks, seeing as how I am an atheist. However, this is a stripper's blog, so indeed, the Catholic Church did not come into the conversation. Just to clear the air, those who abuse children and hide behind the church are far worse than those who simply strip -- there, feel better now? I would as soon listen to the Pope on issues of morality as I would Larry Flynt.

However, you are the ONLY one here to metion Jesus or the Bible here. The only one. Don't believe me, then do a search to find either word on this page.

No. One does not need to be a Jesus freak in order to appreciate a basic level of morality or have even the simplest understanding of how human beings should treat one another. One need not have religion in order to have morals.

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7texdude 4 years ago

Reading this usually makes me laugh and today is no different. How can anyone be surprised -a customer, a dancer, a bouncer, bartender, or an owner - that the stripping business is sleazy. The dancers can be treated poorly? OMG! You were fired without cause? Gasp! And the moralists who scream at Anna that Bible and Jesus will save you, but overlook the Catholic Church sex abuses repeatedly. So funny.....

I'm not sure what cracks me up more: a stripper complaining about how he mistreated by her boss or a churchgoer who screams slut at her after praying for the safety and health of the pope. HAHAHAHAHA!

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anomicbomb 4 years ago

"Call it elitism or any other of a number of things, but I felt invincible to getting fired--ever."

It isn't elitist, just a tad delusional. Put all the prig moralist nonsense of your detractors here aside--it is time to start being a realist about your job.

Just like ever other girl working in such clubs, you are expendable labor to be exploited for profit. I say this in an amoral sense. Management can be the nicest, most caring people in the industry or petty jerks who don't care at all about who is working at their establishment, and this fundamental reality doesn't change. You are always just another worker, which is really no big deal with the right perspective.

If you enjoy it, can plan for and psychologically tolerate the slow times, rough patches, and occasional mistreatment,, you can make relatively good money (at least in the short term). I think this is great if you understand this reality and choose to engage. Go for it, but with your head on straight.

On the other hand, if you really think the show is about you or that you are 'invincible', it is time to get in touch with reality. You might be special to your customers, but you aren't going to be special to management, regardless of whether they personally like you. You are only as good as the money you can generate without causing potential drama or risk. This blog is likely an example of such a risk, as may be other things you insist on or are extremely public about.

Getting fired and switching locations will likely be a continual element of your reality if you continue to work in this business, even if you don't fully understand the reasons why. If this causes unreasonable personal difficulty, contingencies plans are a good idea to at least consider.

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beatrice 4 years ago

Katara's 6:55 pm imbedded comment is pretty accurate regarding this situation. Too bad it is somewhat hidden because it is well stated. Anna's comments about how wonderful life as a stripper is while coming from a somewhat priviledged position (her parents put Anna through ballet school and she has been to college) is not accurate of the industry as a whole. Further, she has no children or others who depend on her for income and a family who would take her in if she needed it, which is far different from most sex industry workers. Well said Katara. It was worth repeating.

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jonas_opines 4 years ago

I commented on the first of these blogs when it was still somewhat novel, and I've tried to stay away from them until here at the end. Call these my final thoughts in the hope that there won't be another of these.

You had to know that this was the condition of the industry, if not beforehand then very quickly after you started. I've never met or even heard of a woman in this industry finding it fulfilling or really anything other than harmful to them in the long run. I've never been sure what your motivations were in starting this blog (though seeing Anna Undercover was here on the wall of the Java Break bathroom leads me to certain suspicions), but you've got to guess that your view into the industry was probably less than appreciated by your employer.

I have no opinion on the morals of the industry past the people I know who have dabbled in and been dissapointed by their experience of it. My personal opinion is less evil than pointless, kind of like my favorite joke on the topic, that it's like throwing a turkey down in front of a starving man and all he can do is yell at it things like "Bet you go good with gravy, oh yeah!".

Anyway, I recommend that you take this opportunity to get the hell out before the industry burns you up.

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denak 4 years ago

I have to laugh. Seriously, when Anna pulled her stupid little stunt and supposedly called the police on me, I talked to a good friend of mine who happens to know quite a bit about the stripping industry in this town. And she told me that the Outhouse is considered such a low-class establishment that the "better" clubs in this town won't hire any girls from there.

So, the fact that "Anna" has to go at least an hour away to be hired, shows what a low-class establishment "Anna" has worked in for the last year and what a bunch of bunk her blog has been.

Dena

P.S. Kansas is an "at-will" state, Jeff doesn't have to give you a reason for firing you.

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beatrice 4 years ago

What a shock -- not much middle ground on people's reactions to the stripping blog.

Love it or hate it, you have to give the girl credit for knowing how to stir the pot. I can see why years ago "Grace Undressed," the original stripper blog, was so popular. With RoeD not writing as much on his blog these days and Ronda dropping her music-inspired stories, things have been a tad dull around here lately. This is apparently what was called for -- a bit of "You're fired!" nekkidness.

Plus, it is really good for a laugh. (I still can't get over the "regal" line! Damn, that is funny.)

However, trying to figure out who said what to whom and then figuring out when they said it is a little crazy with the newly imbedded text. Too many side discussions ends up with people just chasing their own tails ... all of which is in my opinion, of course.

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LoveThsLife 4 years ago

"Jeff does, rather magnanimously, I think, allow some girls to come back after paying a fine for whatever they did."

I wouldn't call it magnanimous. The guy is a tool.....not any better than a pimp. What a joker.

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Liberty_One 4 years ago

Wasn't talking about strippers, just women in general in my own experience.

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blue73harley 4 years ago

"Most of them care more about how charming you are than how much you spend. "

I will bet a Klondike bar that this is the first time that this sentence appeared in a stripper blog.

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Liberty_One 4 years ago

Liberty275 (anonymous) replies…

"I find it the same as taking a girl out to dinner and a movie then moving on to more adult entertainment."

First of all, eww. Second, women want and enjoy "adult entertainment" just as much as men do. Even if in your mind it is a quid pro quo I doubt it was in theirs. In other words, if they slept with you after dinner and a movie they probably still would have slept with you if you just took them for a walk through Wal-Mart.

I don't do dinner out and a movie on initial dates myself. Not much chance for flirting or getting to know them when you're sitting across a table stuffing your faces or sitting in nervous silence watching a movie. Going to the park or the beach is much more fun and engaging. Cooking her a meal yourself is much cooler and more intimate than going to some stuffy, expensive restaurant. Like I said, women are in it for the sex just as much as men are. Most of them care more about how charming you are than how much you spend.

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BABBOY 4 years ago

Actually, Newell, you got it reversed. Kansas is an employee at will state. As some one else stated, that means the employee can quit whenever they want and the employer can fire whenever they want..

If she she truly was an independent contractor, supposedly the contract would specify the term or conditions of nature and time period of the work. If that was violated, then it would be a breach of contract. I know strip bars do this scam by calling the strippers Independent Contractors. They do it to avoid payroll, unemployment, and work comp insurance. But, if they exercised any kind of control over the work done by the dancers, then the dancers really are employees.

It might be funny if she tried to file unemployment on them.

I have seen people successfully get work comp settlements from strip bars that tried this BS by calling their dancers independent contractors.. Their problem is that even though the bar calls them an Independant contractor, they treat them like an employee.

No idea about unemployment claims but it would be worth a shot. Unemployment office is lazy and probably just deny it so it would have to be appealed to referee....

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Bob Kraxner 4 years ago

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Newell_Post 4 years ago

Anna has pointed out numerous times before that she is an independent contractor, not an employee. Absent a contract to the contrary, the customer (Outhouse) is free to end their business relationship any time for any reason or for no reason, just as Anna is free to move to New York or Topuka and strip wherever they will put her on stage.

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ontheroadfitness 4 years ago

I have On The Road Fitness... you could have On The Road Stripping and do private strip shows at bachelor parties, frat houses, etc!

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KansasPerson 4 years ago

Does the right to work law apply to non-employees?

On another tack -- perhaps her pink-slip (yellow tablet) notice is invalid, since Anna is not her legal name! (Loophole!) :)

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rbwaa 4 years ago

for those of you who believe anna should have been given a reason for being fired obviously haven't experienced the 'right to work' law in kansas which means an employer has the right to fire you with no explanation... [unless, of course, you have a contract]

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Liberty_One 4 years ago

BrianR (anonymous) says…

"It is evident who has anachronistic views of women."

Easily shown to be wrong. No where do I limit my statement about stripping to women, thus my statement has nothing to do with views about women as females but about human beings selling their bodies like chattel. I find the selling of sex to be revolting and immoral regardless of the person's gender.

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BrianR 4 years ago

Yes, women should do nice, wholesome things, right? It is evident who has anachronistic views of women.

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Liberty_One 4 years ago

BrianR (anonymous) says…

"Villain? That is the last word I would use to describe Anna."

I think it's quite suitable. What she does is immoral and revolting, and just like a villain in a movie she tries to rationalize and downplay her behavior to the point where she's actually trying to tell us what a good person she is and the real problem is our anachronistic views of women.

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beatrice 4 years ago

Gypsy Rose Lee -- final answer.

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Vic 4 years ago

It's quite counter-productive, isn't it? I think they want to say they were the one who chased her away. AW's are we all.

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Take_a_letter_Maria 4 years ago

I always get a kick out of the people that call Anna an AW or hoping that her blog will disappear showing up and commenting on her blog.

The more hits/comments, the more it will stay on the list where it can easily be seen.

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Liberty275 4 years ago

Have fun abroad. You'll find something when you get back. My advice, move to Tampa and dance in a real club. Leave the cornfield behind and never look back.

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rodentgirl16 4 years ago

Does this have anything to do with the end of the semester? ;)

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gatekeeper 4 years ago

She's said it before, she thinks she's going to be Erin Brokovich.

Seriously Anna, law firms do lots of background checks on possible employees. You'd be better off getting out now and working your way through school at a more respectable job if you really want a career in law.

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beatrice 4 years ago

On a serious note ...

Anna, any thoughts to Plan B?

Whether or not the legislature passes new "rules" that make it harder to make a living at stripping, stripping is a young woman's game. You are getting into it around the age when most have already been chewed up and spit out by it and have hung up their g-strings for good. Have you given any thought to what comes next?

At any rate, my advice is save as much as you can while you can. You won't always be able to make a buck this way, and the longer you wait you might find landing that important career-ladder job a bit harder in the future.

Who knows, save up enough and maybe you can open your own club some day and treat the dancers with the respect you obviously aren't given yet desperately seek.

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gatekeeper 4 years ago

God, thought she'd finally given up on this blog. She didn't have a place to ask people to patronize, so she wasn't blogging. Now she has a new job so she's back. Guess the sales of your tasteless t shirt aren't going so well, huh? You had been blogging about how good the money was. That was all lies too, huh? Typical peeler, nothing but lies and drama.

Please take this trash elsewhere. Topeka is better suited for it.

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Kontum1972 4 years ago

well keep looking up AnnA...thats all u can do...like a rolling stone... Amen

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BrianR 4 years ago

Villain? That is the last word I would use to describe Anna. Or the next to last, I suppose there are worse words.

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classclown 4 years ago

I know where she works. In fact she has made it very obvious actually. An AW like her isn't very subtle. Trying to be coy by saying she won't reveal the name of the club, but always leaving plenty of clues.

Not to mention that I think she's been following me from club to club. I might have a stalker on my hands. Perhaps I should make a police report. I mean, what are the odds of a stripper showing up at another club I go to? It has to be stalking right?

Alright, that;s it. I'm going to allow paranoia to overtake me and and file a report with the cops that I'm being stalked by a stripper.

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Vic 4 years ago

It's terrible what happened, but it's good to know you landed on your feet. But now, I think there is an opportunity. First, to silence some nay-sayers by not revealing where you work will eliminate the "this is just a glorified ad" comments. Then you can focus on what really matters, your work in the club in general rather than Anna working at the Outhouse. The Outhouse itself carries a stigma that you unwillingly had applied to yourself. Now you can shake it off and then just shake it.

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beatrice 4 years ago

Thank god he didn't take away her pension fund, so she always have that to fall back on.

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jhawks1234 4 years ago

Well we know now she won't be hired back. With his classy ways of firing, I am betting he holds a grudge and with Anna exploiting his firing techniques she will have to pay a huge fine to get allowed back there.

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MacHeath 4 years ago

LIsten, This is why I stopped going to strip clubs, Not the dancers, but the management. Patrons, and dancers are treated with universal distain by the management. I never understood that attitude, as who would hire those phoules to do anything else? Doesn't even have the guts to approach the girl in person, explain why or try to work it out. Those egotistical swine just love it. I can't stand them. That why they will never get a cent of my money again. A strip club is the only business I have ever been in, where you can spend a pile of cash and be treated like a second class citizen. And, by the grace of the girls go they. I suppose that the nature of the business may engender such an attitude. It is the sort of attitude I can do well without. And I have a lot more money now...

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The_Original_Bob 4 years ago

Does this mean she will move her blog to cjonline.com?

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classclown 4 years ago

From the blog of UndercoverPlumber My big fat butt

UndercoverPlumber (anonymous) says…

I've tried the coveralls thing, but it just doesn't seem to work for me so I went back to wearing regular pants. The problem is with my big butt. Yeah I'm overweight and the pants don't like to stay in place. So when I'm bent over looking at something customers get a close up view of my ample butt cleavage.

I can hear there snickering and their remarks and just know that they're pointing at it. Their words are hurtful. Sometimes I just want to scream at them "Yes I know my butt is big and that you can see my crack.. But I am trying to lose weight."

What irks me the most are the people that assume that since I am practically waving my ample cleavage right in front of their face, that gives them license to do anything they want. I usually get huffy, take their money, tell them not to call me anymore and then leave.

I mean honestly. You'd be surprised at the things people assume they can just drop in there simply because it's waving around in front of them.

Like I said, I am trying to lose weight, but it's so hard and takes a long time. So until I can lose the weight I need and get my pants fitting properly again, I'm trying to find ways to draw less attention to it in order not to be subjected to the rudeness that some customers think they are allowed to get away with simply because they are paying me to provide a service for them.

Do any of you have any ideas? There is one product I was looking at that might help, but it costs money and I would really really appreciate it if one of my loyal fans would purchase this for me... er... donate it to me. Here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6meQnSmVup8

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Graczyk 4 years ago

Sure signs that you work in a crappy, classless industry. 1. Getting fired via yellow tablet. 2. Not being told the reason why you were let go. 3. Being charged a fee to come back.

I've worked for some pretty bad companies in my time, but never something like this. What do you expect though? It's an industry full on dudes misogynistic power trips.

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coolmom 4 years ago

Always sucks to loose a job, but especially one you liked. I for one am sorry that you are in pain.

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Clickker 4 years ago

He cant fire someone and charge a "fine" to come back to work there.

That is called indentured servitude, and it is akin to slavery. Both illegal.

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beatrice 4 years ago

Anna Unemployed: Have Pole, Will Travel

Never fun to get fired. Just a dose of reality, I guess, and an example of how women are treated like so much trash that, on occassion, needs to be tossed out by the guy who works the door. (At the Outhouse, do they call it getting "flushed"?) And to think, she went and talked to the legislature in support of this business. Ingrates.

I assume Anna won't answer my question but I am curious, how many people know anyone who strips or has stripped for a living who actually has real money in the bank? How about just own their own home? Some perhaps, but not many. How is it that the money can be so good, yet they always seem to be just one night of dancing awaying from moving back in with their parents? Could it be that the money really isn't that good on a consistent basis, or is it the fast lifestyle leads to fast spending of money like it will always last?

Oh, and Anna, it could have been Grace Kelley doing so, but in no way can stretching across the lap of a customer while performing a lapdance make anyone appear "regal." Anything from "sexy" to "slutty" might fit, but certainly not regal.

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Liberty_One 4 years ago

I didn't want to read the whole thing. Is she fired for good? I hope this is the end of this crap. Sorry Anna, but you are an easy villain to root against.

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classclown 4 years ago

So now fans are going to have to drive out to the West Topeka Ballet (WTB).

Now we get to hear about who gets snitched on in the champagne room! I can hardly wait.

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citizenx 4 years ago

Three stages. Hmmm. Club O? Baby Dolls?

Whereever you are, I hope it works out. But if not, EVERY strip club is ALWAYS hiring.

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corduroypants 4 years ago

Guy sounds like a winner. Can't even be bothered to fire someone in person. I guess it ain't IBM though, either.

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g_rock 4 years ago

Perhaps it was a sign that you need a less drama filled career?

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Bob Kraxner 4 years ago

What's the big deal? You are a very good fiction writer, but only your average idiot would read your blogs and actually think for a minute that any of your writing is anything but fiction. Did you really think that nobody would realize that you're just an author, and not really a dancer? (a.k.a. beggar) Keep going with the stories, they're pretty good, but there is something about your writing style, (call it a gut feeling) that tells me that you're not a stripper, but you wish you could be. By trying a little too hard and a little too often (in your stories) to remind the reader of your imagined "proffesion" you've revealed the fact that you're not a stripper.

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RoeDapple 4 years ago

McDonalds is hiring. But then, they would probably fire someone who brought them negative publicity.

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ChiHawkInKS 4 years ago

Jeff sounds like a scumbag to me. Maybe it is time to move on from this profession. Is that even legal to charge girls a fee to come back and work for him??

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consumer1 4 years ago

Just a thought, seems to me since the men who go to strip bars are most likely trying to put some spice into their lives, which they are not neccessarily getting from home. It would seem natural, when a woman has been naked in front of the same old croud for so long, the spice begins to weaken, and the thrill of seeing the same on naked woman again and again, loses it's original appeal. Kind of like being married for twenty five years. The body tends to lose it's appeal. However with a good marriage, the love superceds the body appeal and real love drives the desire.
So, Anna my dear. I believe he just needs new blood/boobs/ and a different fantasy for the guys who need the service you offer. Even cool cars are replaced by newer cool cars. Just change your market, save your money, cause your body won't last forever. Good luck con1

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grammaddy 4 years ago

Sorry to hear you have lost the job you loved so much. Maybe soon you will grow to love the new one. GOOD LUCK!!

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Charlie Sabotage 4 years ago

sweetface. i have an idea. think back to a certain NYC post someone blogged about. If a certain "someone who owns an establishment you worked for" was to have read that, i have reason to believe it would be grounds for getting fired. I'm not trying to be mean, at all. Alas, that is most likely close to the reason why you were let go.

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AnnaUndercover 4 years ago

It's been a full week now and I still haven't been told (or heard over the grapevine, which is more like a really really fast game of telephone) why I was let go.

I will not be making public the name or location of the club I now work at for the time being. :( Sorry.

For those wondering why I didn't post for so long: I took a week vacation after the last one, and then for the longest time, I just couldn't come up with anything I liked. Then this happened, and I knew I had to update you guys, lol, whether I liked what I wrote or not.

So here it is. :)

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