Stripping down to your unmentionables, or stripping down ethernet cables — which is worse? According to someone who has done both, they're equally crappy.
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People who take their clothes off for money aren't often accorded a great deal of respect, but the same may be true for those who work in IT. Forbes has an interesting article on the San Francisco area Gold Club, a strip joint that's apparently the favourite of local IT firms for meetings.
Where it's a little more challenging is the fact that one of the featured dancers, according to the article, is an ex-IT worker, having traded in the Cloud for customers making it rain dollar bills. A dancer only identified as "Tiffany" stated that
I was able to regularly get a higher number of dances and I would attribute that not to my dancing skills but my ability to talk technology. I threw guys for a loop because I knew the difference between multi-tenant SAAS and cloud computing.
Tiffany noted that stripping wasn't an automatic path to riches, but that she switched career paths because it looked fun and less stressful than her day job. Ultimately, however, her experience appears to have been mixed.
"A lot of the girls that work in strip clubs work a lot harder than the people in tech. They’re both special and degrading in their own ways."
If you're keen on a somewhat unconventional career switch, check out our dancing tips for amateur strippers here.