Went to work tonight and after over hearing what my boss really thought of all but one of us female dancers it really didn't make me want to come back. So I quit.
He basically said we were all a sorry excuse for dancers, worried and complained too much, and didn't pull our own weight...there were only 5 of us so I'm not sure what his rant was about because he desperately needs dancers. I see it this way though. I drive an hour to work every night and dance my butt off. I don't mind the exercise but at times I have to deal with the worst customers as do other dancers and it's just not worth an hour drive. Especially after basically being called a worthless dancer.
I explained to him that I knew 3 other girls would be leaving in the next couple weeks and I didn't have it in me to stick around and leave with the rest of them. I told him I didn't want to bother with the drive only to come back with less than gas money and I didn't want to deal with his constant mood shifts every day all night. I was very polite and calm about this and asked for my dancers license and any material that had my social security and personal information on it.
He on the other hand called me to my face a "piece of .... dancer" and proceeded to yell at me. He pushed (not hard but enough) me out the door into one of our male dancers who caught me from falling and then went back inside. I text-ed the dancers I knew and let them know what happened and what I had heard. Overall the outcome was not at all what I was expecting and rather disappointing that it ended in that way. However I am not at all upset about leaving when I did, in fact I should have left probably a couple weeks ago.
My plan now is to take the rest of the year off for family and my animals and next year I'll be going back to school during the day and dancing at a local very popular club I danced at 3 years ago and they're still running clean and strong. Meanwhile handing in applications everywhere like I am right now for salary jobs so I can hang up my stilettos and only use a pole for my normal work out instead of work.
Overall I feel good. I'm exhausted though, mentally and physically. If the weather is in a good mood today I think I'll take Caleigh on a walk and take my doggies to the park.
ps: if this should go in the Saloon please move it. I felt it was an overall job type thing so if I'm wrong I'm sorry.