Just to preface, this is a throwaway account just in case things get out of hand and I have further less controversial questions to ask later on down the line but this is also only my third or fourth post here ever so please forgive my formatting.
Anyway, I'm currently a young nursing student who's currently on the cusp of buying a home and money is very tight. I have a friend who does camming as her primary source of income and she suggested I give it a shot since it's a relatively easy way to make some money, I wasn't comfortable going all in like she did so instead I sold a few sexually explicit clips of myself (none with my face or any identifiable marks). It was painless and has made me a quick $300 so I thought this was something I wouldn't mind doing for the time being.
However, while contemplating really going with it I flashed back to my hiring process with my current day job in a big name hospital and remembered the background check. My job actually called me because they couldn't verify a past employer that had closed it's doors permanently and began to wonder if hospital jobs (nursing specifically) run ALL past employment or just double check what is written on the resume. Though I filed a tax form with the website I sell through I never intended to list it on my resume when I begun to apply for nursing jobs
because of A) The stigma attached to sex work and B) There would be no employment gap to address since I fully intend to keep my day job.
With all this being said I want to ask: How deep do employers really
dig into an applicant's past? Assuming they run all jobs that are attached to my SSN would the dig further into the generic name the site I sell through uses for tax records? Would they ask me about it if I didn't mention it on my resume and if they did could I brush it off as a temporary side gig for a little extra money that didn't seem relevant enough to list?
For now my store is on ice and I while I don't intend to sell anything until I get some answers, I have to ask to please
save the judgement. I don't feel degraded, I don't intend to do this forever and I most certainly do care about my future as a nurse I just don't want to go into debt trying to get there if I can avoid it
Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any helpful answers!