Should I be forward about being a stripper? - page 2

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I am a new BSN graduate trying to put together my resume. I have been a stripper on and off for about six years. I am wondering if I should just be straight forward about being a stripper or if I should leave it off of my resume... Read More


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    The experience at your job has no application in your present profession. I would leave it off.
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    IMO, unless you are legally obligated to disclose it, I'd leave it off as it doesn't pertain to the position that you are applying to--it's neither a healthcare position nor one at a healthcare facility.

    Also, by disclosing it, you leave yourself open for being judged...and not always fairly.

    Though I agree with a PP: there is a possibility that it may come out that you were a stripper, especially if you are applying for jobs in the same geographic area that you stripped in. Be prepared to address that should it arise.

    Best of luck in the job hunt!
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    To any ladies that worked as a dancer and was still able to get a job as a nurse, did you file taxes as a stripper?? I ask because I'm considering stripping and I would love to do it the right way and file taxes, but not if leaving a paper trail is going to keep me from my dream..
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    Misslady, from what I understand, A paper trail would give the very real possibility of the BON finding out, then screwing your license for improper conduct. It happened to a webcam girl I know when her company used her Ssn for reporting her 1099. She went thru a major ordeal with her license. She will never be able to work with children, geriatrics, mentally I'll, etc. This is second hand knowledge, so take it for what it is, but it's something to consider.
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    Depends on the state. I know PA has pulled licenses for moral turpitude such as adult entertainment even if just exotic dancing without fully undressing.
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    Quote from squidbillies
    Misslady, from what I understand, A paper trail would give the very real possibility of the BON finding out, then screwing your license for improper conduct. It happened to a webcam girl I know when her company used her Ssn for reporting her 1099. She went thru a major ordeal with her license. She will never be able to work with children, geriatrics, mentally I'll, etc. This is second hand knowledge, so take it for what it is, but it's something to consider.
    I had a stripper license before nursing school, and was a webcam model before, during and after nursing school. I file taxes for the camming, and get 1099's each year from the site I work on.
    It did not hinder my getting into nursing school nor getting a nursing job.
    I got a copy of my background check and credit report and neither show up, and I don't mention them on job applications or my résumé.
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    I first off want to tell you that I think you are an amazing, hard working , diligent and strong person for making through the nursing program and improving your life and becoming a nurse. I don't JUDGE YOU AT ALL! <3
    but sadly there are sooo many people out there that I cannot say will not.. With that being said I feel you should def leave it off your resume. You don't have to be forward about that, but I'm sure you will have to address it if it comes up ( I get honesty is the best policy, but there are so many close minded judgmental people out there that at the whim of their desire can choose to crush your future and dream, so in this instance being forward about something liek that isn't in your best interest. Holding back information isn't lying, but if its brought up..just be prepared my dear. I wish you the best of luck!! And if I ever was the person in charge of hiring Id def hire you, or anyone for that matter that is only trying to do better in their life. You cant teach how to have a heart or see the good in people or to refrain from judging others. And IMO if they judge you and choose to not hire you solely for that, then F*** them, your better off not working for such a heartless facility. Good luck love I hope you land an awesome job and love it! <3
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    As a hiring manager I would recommend that you not include it on your resume. If you include it those who are easily offended will dismiss you because of their bias.
    If it becomes an issue with a background check (I doubt that it will) they will ask you about the employment and you can tell them that it was completely unrelated experience that was of a highly prejudicial nature.
    It won't likely be an issue.
    They will ask about employment gaps, be prepared to respond to that sort of thing.


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