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Hello - Friends Only

Posted on 2007.04.17 at 11:37
Ebbing: home office
I Hear: 'The L Word' in between the phone ringing.
My name is Gretel and I am a phone sex operator "Hello Gretel!” Okay, a joke. But really, how exactly can I talk about what I do for a living, without making jokes? Some of it is a lot of fun, some of it is a wee bit creepy, and alas, some of it is downright boring. And yet, I am still a member of the adult entertainment industry. It is my job to get people (mostly men, though my female clientele is growing) off. And not just that, but to hold them on the line long enough that I can earn a living.

This is the problem with working for another company. They have strange rubrics in place regarding how an operator gets paid, and meeting the requirements is at times, absurd. In light of this, I am preparing to venture out on my own, to be in business for myself. This journal is a place for me to talk shop, to vent and laugh at my current employers, and some of the callers (though most of them are pretty decent) and to brainstorm ideas on how to be more successful at what I do. I am an artist; so don't be surprised if a stray post about that comes up. This is also a medium for me to discuss the challenges I face in this profession.

Interested? This is a friends only journal, though I'll happily add you if you let me know how you encountered me. Just leave a comment!


myhoneysuckle at 2007-05-22 06:42 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, I encountered you from mutual interests. Have added you, would love you to add us.

Gretel Eta
greteleta at 2007-06-28 18:54 (UTC) (Link)
Added, my activity here has been limited, hopefully that will change soon.
porn_into_this at 2007-06-28 12:22 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, I'm doing a workshop on different types of sex work at queeruption, a festival in vancouver, and was looking up PSO communities on livejournal so I could get a basic over view. I'd love to be able to read yr journal
Gretel Eta
greteleta at 2007-06-28 18:52 (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to add you, but honestly, there isn't much to see here. On my website is a bit of a blog, and my MySpace has a bit of a blog, which you are welcome to look at.

I am happy to communicate directly with you, if you have any questions about what I do, why, or to learn about some of the scams involved in the PSO industry.

porn_into_this at 2007-06-29 00:10 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, I'm actually in a sex workers group with a friend who does phone sex, but does it independantly and trolls and advertizes on niteflirt. She wrote a zine called 1800 FUCK ME which is pretty amazing and humorous. I was wondering about the experiences of people who worked at a center...your pay seems really shocking, I hope it gets better soon!xxx
Gretel Eta
greteleta at 2007-06-29 14:44 (UTC) (Link)
I used to work in the call centers, which is why I went out on my own. I loved it, and hated it.

Do you have contact information about the zine? I'd love to read it!
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