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Would You Tell Your Bosses About Your Pole-dancing?

While pole-dancing workouts have become pretty mainstream with studios popping up in cities and suburbs everywhere, a 23-year-old personal assistant to bank executives was the subject of a Bloomberg news article titled, "Pole-Dancing Classes Lure Eager Women Bankers in City of London." There's no twist to this young woman's story, she's simply a pole-dancing instructor outside of her 9-to-5 job.

Described as a "statuesque blonde," Victoria Gibbs says that her bosses never ask if they can watch her perform: "No, they're very reserved: senior executive private bankers and the people I deal with are at the senior levels, so they've never asked anything untoward about my classes." But if they're so reserved, I'm wondering if you think she should have mentioned her hobby in the first place. On the one hand, it's just another fitness class, but on the other hand, there are undoubtedly sexual connotations and it may cause stuffy colleagues to perceive you in a certain way. How would you handle this?


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