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    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default OT: A Sign 'O The Times...

    Gotta try that "Legs and Eggs" brunch:


    http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/...031909.article


    "Strip club holds job fair in depressed state


    March 19, 2009

    BY BENJAMIN N. GEDAN | PROVIDENCE JOURNAL/SHNS


    There's a new audience for the Foxy Lady's come-hither ads -- the
    unemployed.

    One of the Rhode Island's best-known strip clubs is hosting a job fair on
    Saturday, promising to hire as many as 25 new employees as managers,
    dancers, DJs, bartenders and bouncers at the Providence club.

    Business is not exactly booming, and many of the new employees will replace
    existing staff, said office manager Lori Savickas.

    But the staggering unemployment rate in Rhode Island has created a big
    talent pool the Foxy Lady hopes to tap. More than 10 percent of job seekers
    in Rhode Island cannot find work, the highest level in 30 years and one of
    the worst in the nation.

    One result, Savickas said, is that long spells of unemployment are leading
    some Rhode Islanders to shed their hang-ups about the adult-entertainment
    industry. v "With the way unemployment is right now, there are a lot of
    people looking for a job who normally wouldn't come to the Foxy Lady,"
    Savickas said. "They're just hungry to start working somewhere. They might
    find out that it is totally different than they expected."

    She said the Foxy Lady hopes to find "new faces" to reenergize the business,
    which has seen increased competition from newer nightclubs.

    Overqualified job seekers might not find the Foxy Lady a place to spend a
    career, Savickas said, but added that former employees have used their
    experience at the strip club to land jobs in more traditional segments of
    the hospitality industry.

    For the club, known for its showgirls and "Legs and Eggs" Friday brunch, the
    new blood could help liven up the atmosphere and draw in recession-weary
    customers hesitant to leave the house, she said.

    "Everyone is choosy right now about where they spend their money because
    they don't have the money to spend," Savickas said..."


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    phaeton Guest

    Default Re: OT: A Sign 'O The Times...

    Gregory Morrow wrote:
    > Gotta try that "Legs and Eggs" brunch:
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    > http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/...031909.article
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    > "Strip club holds job fair in depressed state
    >
    >


    > Overqualified job seekers might not find the Foxy Lady a place to spend a
    > career, Savickas said, but added that former employees have used their
    > experience at the strip club to land jobs in more traditional segments of
    > the hospitality industry.
    >


    I wonder if I shouldn't wonder what an "overqualified stripper" is.....

    -J

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