One of the things I do when I am not writing this blog is work as a phone sex operator. I have done this since 2008 with a brief hiatus in 2010. I have also worked bilingually which is probably quite unique.
There has been a lot written about things they don’t tell you when you are a phone sex operator but as far as I know, the things written here are not normally in those articles.
Here is a pretty comprehensive list of things not many people will tell you about working in the phone sex industry.
1. You have to repeat yourself a lot and try to make it seem like you don’t.
People will call you and have never spoken to you. You will ask a lot of people how they are going, what they are doing, even what their name is and what they look like. It can get to be an auto pilot thing if you are not careful.
2. Your income is never secure.
You don’t get benefits and the pay is very eratic so don’t plan for that huge cash cow. Phone sex is a dying industry. They want the cam girls. You have to work that little bit harder to even feel like you are competing.
3. There are times where you wish you weren’t on the system and could meet up with one of your callers because either they are really hot or they are really sweet.
Don’t even try this because you never know how it really is but it’s very understandable to feel these things.
4. Sometimes, you just might get a call from someone who is well-known.
If you recognise their voice, for the love of all things green and fuzzy be discrete about it. Still, the thought of a celebrity you have heard very often coming in front of you can be an embarrassing yet humbling experience. Treat it with the honour and trust it deserves.
5. You will get a lot of callers who hang up on you either after they have come or just randomly.
This is normal and is not personal. Either they have been at it for a while and don’t want to have to pay for those few seconds longer to say goodbye to someone they consider an object for their pleasure or they just plain don’t like your style, your voice, you remind them of an ex, it could be a multitude of things. That being said, it does upset you when you first start because no one tells you about it and it’s very disconcerting to have people just hang up on you like that.
6. Being honest about what you do will have fall-out with certain people.
The number of times when someone has asked me what I do and when I have told them, I have heard everything from “when are you getting a real job” to “oh, I could never do that”.
For some, this job is not even worth mentioning. For others, you are a prostitute plain and simple. You will get people who are interested and ask about what you do and you will get people who thank you and tell you you are brave. Just be prepared for all of these eventualities and then some.
Whether you are thinking of doing this job for a living or just know someone who does, maybe this post will shed some light on things for you so you can understand your neighbourhood operators a little bit better.