The sixth factor in determining whether a worker is an employee, under the fair labor standards act, is described as:
“The amount of initiative, judgement, or foresight in open market competition with others required for the success of the claimed independent contractor.”
This factor is referring my hustle— my hustle that Shakers manager Dillon Maynard attempted to audio record me talking about near the end when he began asking me about my thoughts on hustling. In legal proceedings, I am often battered by the defendant, who usually attempts to make me seem poor, dumb and unattractive. Many people in society who have not been to a strip club, and who have a Hollywood idea of what a stripper is, do not understand my hustle. Most people who have never been in my direct strip club working environment do not know or understand my magick. That’s ok with me.
Folks, I am a woman who does my taxes and who is currently embroiled in pending legal proceedings. There is nothing to gain by explaining it, so let’s just move on, to factor se7en.