Tiffany Shepard, a 30-year-old mother of three is claiming she was fired from her job as a biology teacher at Florida’s
Port Lucie High School
for wearing a revealing bikini and working as a “bikini mate” aboard the Smokin' Em Charters fishing tours. (Only in Florida would they have something like
“Hooters Afloat" with fishing.)Tiffany took on the second job to support her kids after going through a
divorce earlier this year. She said "I can make $600 in two days
(fishing), that's a week's pay for me in two days." According to the Palm Beach Post:
Smokin' Em Charters, a Port St. Lucie-based
company, gained notoriety earlier this month when it was kicked out of the Fort Pierce city marina
for violating the city's family-friendly atmosphere. The charter company's Web
site has pictures of some of the bikini mates, many of them partially nude, and
says the only job requirement is to look "hot in a bikini."
The school district has come out and said she was fired because she’d missed more than 30 days of work and that they didn’t know of her second job until after she’d been given the boot.
In the meantime, Tiffany is continuing her work as a bikini mate. She hopes to return to teaching soon...as do scores of male students across Florida.