This is the question.
There’s this thing that happens with stripping. Kind of a law of diminishing returns.
You work too much, your in a bad mood, and you don’t feel like talking to people. You know that if you got out of the dressing room and talked to people you could make money, so you force yourself out there. You walk up to a guy and say, “hi, wanna dance?” Of course he says no. You walk up to another guy, and you make yourself smile and sit down and introduce yourself, but by the time the introductions are done you feel your smile wearing off, so you pop the question: wanna dance? Probably not. So you retreat to the dressing room and pick up your book.
All of this results in no money, of course. Guys buy dances when your happy, grounded, cheerful, and have the energy to hold a conversation and build rapport.
So, strategically there is this balance between taking enough time off to maintain your good mood and high earnings, and working enough to make boatloads of money. Additionally, it’s good to plan ahead and take a slow wednesday off, rather than wait until your bad mood looms and take off on a saturday when you could have made great money.
I know it’s time for me to take a day off now if I’m going to do well this weekend. But I’m stuck on this work every day and make lots of money so I can buy land thing. It’s not so much that I want to go to work, as that I can’t stand not to.
So I’m gonna go for a mule ride with a friend and dig up some devils club root, and then maybe I’ll mosey my way in really late and make a little money (see, it’ll be just like a day off, but I’ll still work).