"Professional Dancer"

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    So this thread is gonna stay in this forum cause I know I will get so much flack if this showed up in the general forum. Well fellas what do you guys think about a "Professional Dancer" transitioning into the healthcare field by paying her way through school by "Dancing". Keep in mind I don't mean interpretive dance, ballet, break dancing, the robot.. hahaha..etc get the idea yet. This popped in my head as my friends and I were celebrating a divorce party.

    I know most of these stories about them doing this for school is fake... but let us entertain the idea for a moment. Imagine you heading off to the ICU , or where ever, to start off your shift. You open the door and there she is standing in front of you is Candy, Mandy, Riley, Sandy....insert stage name here, that you got a lap dance from. Obviously she wont remember you but let us entertain the other idea that she does and gets that OMG look on her face LOL. How would that scenario run? Would you think less of her as a professional? Feel free to throw in any thoughts.




    I just had to put the scenario up today, and yes I know I will most likely get some hate flame on this.

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    I am a woman ... but had to peek at this thread because of its title. As a woman, I wouldn't think less of a colleague who had been an "exotic" dancer. It's a skill and a job. It's no different than knowing the surgeon cheats on his wife ... or was that obnoxious frat-boy who did God knows what back in college.

    A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
    Strozman, Fiona59, jadelpn, and 10 others like this.
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    Quote from llg
    I am a woman ... but had to peek at this thread because of its title. As a woman, I wouldn't think less of a colleague who had been an "exotic" dancer. It's a skill and a job.

    A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

    Thanks for your input. People have to pay for tuition one way or another.
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    I am a female too, but I would say it doesn't matter at all, all that matters is that you are a good nurse when you become one.

    Just be warned it is not the wide open field it used to be and very competitive.
    Fiona59, Orca, and virgo,student nurse like this.
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    Id help you pay tuition. Wouldn't think badly about it either.
    Trenia likes this.
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    Yeah. Sure. I've worked with a couple. It pretty much goes with the Rule of Stupids:
    1. Don't hang with Stupid People
    2. Don't do Stupid Things
    3. Don't go to Stupid Places (where 1 & 2 converge and are encouraged)

    One individual was d/cd for sampling phramaceutical products, one(paramedic) was given a choice of either/or in careers because the night job was endangering her partner on days, and a third had "relational" issues with patients.

    Limited decisional processes are indicactive of limited personal growth(Erickson) and diminished cost-benefit/risk assessment capacity. As with most things, it is possible to note individual outliers, but generalization is certainly possible and valid.

    Are you trying to validate or pursue a fantasy? Because this:
    ...but let us entertain the other idea that she does and gets that OMG look on her face LOL. How would that scenario run?
    reads more like a "C'mere Nursie/French Maid/Teacher/Whatever" than any kind of serious professional debate.
    RJmanuone, elkpark, Orca, and 1 other like this.
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    Oh, heck, I'll go with it:

    She'll get black-balled by the blue-balls unless she plays ball in which case she'll be balls-up for getting balled.

    Bottom line, why be stoopid?
    etymed, Orca, avionics, and 3 others like this.
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    Aren't all dancers just working their way through college??

    I could care less if an RN was a former stripper.
    Fiona59 likes this.
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    Most dancers must be very well educated.
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    Quote from Rob72
    Yeah. Sure. I've worked with a couple. It pretty much goes with the Rule of Stupids:
    1. Don't hang with Stupid People
    2. Don't do Stupid Things
    3. Don't go to Stupid Places (where 1 & 2 converge and are encouraged)

    One individual was d/cd for sampling phramaceutical products, one(paramedic) was given a choice of either/or in careers because the night job was endangering her partner on days, and a third had "relational" issues with patients.

    Limited decisional processes are indicactive of limited personal growth(Erickson) and diminished cost-benefit/risk assessment capacity. As with most things, it is possible to note individual outliers, but generalization is certainly possible and valid.

    Are you trying to validate or pursue a fantasy? Because this: reads more like a "C'mere Nursie/French Maid/Teacher/Whatever" than any kind of serious professional debate.
    Her realizing that you were a previous customer who now works in the same professional setting is what is causing the OMG look on her face. I asked about how people think the scenario would play out because I wanted to know if it would be an awkward work environment, how would it affect either of you, etc etc.

    I am not making this scenario up, I actually had a long conversation with a stripper at a divorce party, and she mentioned she just finished her pre-reqs for RN ADN. It is not that ridiculous to think that one day you will run into someone you have known from a previous life before passing the NCLEX-RN. Keep in mind it was a divorce party for a friend and some of my co-workers were also present, what happens when they realize who the new-grad is and the rumor mill goes into full swing?

    Not trying to validate a personal fantasy at all. I have run in to the poisoned well scenario before, and I know how the work environment quickly turns into an ugly rumor mill. I would rather not relive that adventure anytime soon. If it seemed like I was trying to get with the stripper in the closet then I must apologize for the confusion. I hope this clarifies things.


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