If the customer didn't leave when the timer went off one of the maids employed by Ginger knocked on the door and told him he would have to pay more or leave. If things escalated, a bouncer booted the offender out.
As soon as the customer left the girl then went back to the kitchen and punched out on the time clock and signed off on the log for that customer and entered the exact time he left. It’s hard to believe they each had to go punch the time clock in and out and log their activities an average of 40 times a night!
Ginger used the time clock to make sure the girls were working enough hours to satisfy the busy demands of the bordello and used the activity log to reconcile the amount of money each girl deposited into the locked boxes.
A prostitute at the Oasis could make as much as $2,000 a week. That was over $100,000 a year! That really got attention from Bill and me. I knew prostitution was lucrative, but I didn’t know it was that lucrative, especially in the time period the Oasis was open for business.
In the broom closet, (pictured to the right) along with cans of coffee, cans of Lysol, Nagara Spray Starch and carpet cleaner were several dozen red light bulbs, still in their corrugated paper packages. Most of the bulbs in the brothel were red, because Ginger felt that red light gave the girls a nice glow.
In the bathroom, the only bathroom for all the girls and all their customers as well as service people and the house Madam, a mannequin in a shower cap soaks in a tub of packing peanuts. Seven different medicine cabinets -- one for each prostitute -- are mounted on the walls. The bathroom has a tub and a toilet, but no shower or shower curtain. It served the needs of all of everyone living in or visiting the house.
The drawers in the chest to the left are labeled on small rectangular scraps of paper and scotch taped onto the upper left of each drawer. First drawer belonged to “brown,” next drawer belonged to “blue” and the second from bottom was “Green’s” drawer.