Stripper, 19, who took up dancing after being sacked as a makeup artist reveals what life on the pole is really like – and she’s raking in $2,000 a week
- Violet Kymber, from Melbourne, was fired from her job at a makeup counter
- The 19-year-old took up a job at gentlemen’s club in Canberra a few months later
- She revealed how some nights she can walk away with $2,000, and $0 on others
A 19-year-old woman who turned to stripping after she was fired from her job has revealed what life on the pole is really like – and why it’s not always as easy as it seems.
Violet Kymber, from Melbourne, was sacked from her job as a makeup artist after suffering a breakdown in front of a customer.
A few months later, she found herself applying for a position at a gentlemen’s club in Canberra after running into a former client who recommended she try a new vocation.
Since then, the teen has lifted the lid on the industry and revealed how she learned it’s not the money-making scheme it is often made out to be.
Violet Kymber, from Melbourne, turned to stripping after she was fired from her job at a makeup counter
In fact, Violet said the real money is made off the stage where she has to work diligently to land private dances with customers all while dealing with potential rejection, and inappropriate customers.
‘I think the hardest thing I had to work on was dealing with the sting of harsh rejection. The money isn’t in doing your 15-minute stage sets, it’s in approaching usually-intoxicated men who often aren’t there to spend any money, and convincing them to buy a private dance with you,’ she told news.com.au.
When she first started dancing, being insulted became a ‘regular occurrence,’ she said.
She told how a man once declined a private dance with her because her ‘a** was too flat.’
Violet also came to learn how her pay would vary each night, meaning some shifts she’d earn $2,000, while others, she’ll come home empty-handed.
‘Sometimes you could earn $600 a night for a week and then the next week, $50 total. It’s an unstable income, so it’s important to be responsible with your money and not give in to the excitement of a $1,500 payday,’ she said.
The 19-year-old revealed the dark side of the job, including having to face rejection from customers and inappropriate behaviour from clients
Being in the business has also led her to deal with both ‘wonderful’ and ‘rude’ clients, including one man who sexually assaulted her after she bent over in front him.
The man was later thrown out of the club and forced to pay Violet the amount for a therapy session for the assault.
She now advises women in the industry to trust their instincts when it comes to doing business with certain customers and to prioritise their own well-being above everything else.
‘There’s nothing better than coming home with a big wad of cash knowing that you didn’t allow anyone to disrespect or mistreat you, and that you practised integrity,’ she said.
The dancer said she has to deal with both ‘wonderful’ and ‘rude’ clients in her new line of work