Agents/Wall Streeters Reveal Their REAL Estate
A: Ahhh, nothing like a story like this to start your morning. What do you do when wall street is dismantled and real estate volume in Manhattan drops like a stone? You start pole dancing of course!
According to the NY Posts, "AXED GALS TAKE POLE POSITIONS":
Scores of professional New York women stripped of their six-figure jobs are now working as "gentlemen's club entertainers" at upscale Manhattan jiggle joints. Former Wall Streeters, fashion executives and real-estate agents are pole dancing and strip ping for as much as $1,500 a night -- but also because they like the flexible hours.I absolutely love the line, "...Now that I make better money as a stripper than as a real-estate agent, I'm going to buy my own apartment". Classic. If only there was a market for Jewish, balding, male bloggers with a gut to do this line of work, I would be the first to sign up!! What, no love?
Randi Newton, 28, who lives in Midtown, was a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley before the crash but was fired.
"A few nights after I got laid off, I went with friends to a strip club to get drunk and forget my unemployment troubles," Newton said. "The manager offered me a job as a dancer. I thought it was different. And fun."
Katie Haverton, 27, is one of them (real estate agents). She worked as a broker for a large real-estate company for three years until January, when she says she hadn't made a sale in six months and had $2 left in her bank account. She now performs at Flash Dancers in Midtown.
"With real estate, you can work 10 hours a day showing people apartments and you never know when the next sale will be," said Haverton, who lives on the Upper East Side. "But with dancing, the money is instant. Now that I make better money as a stripper than as a real-estate agent, I'm going to buy my own apartment."
It seems Randi Newton was an actress, professionally trained poker player, and former Morgan Stanley financial analyst before dancing (does this not sound perfect to anybody else?); what, she didn't know what a collateralized debt obligation was? All I know is, I plan to go see her special purpose vehicle over at Ricks Cabaret one of these nights real soon.