I call BS on this....
That could be true in a few cases. But, he had a large enough sample that I'd bet it's not "BS" in most instances.
I actually agree with the other poster that some of them probably choose the FQ lifestyle, if anything. New Orleans is one of those rare cities that actually attracts those types of workers.
I met a, ahem, "bartender" at one of the clubs and she had come to New Orleans from Florida because she said the money was so much better here than over there in that line of work.