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Last week, GMB member Irene Everett won the first ever unfair dismissal case for a sex worker, against Essex-based Datapro Service Limited.She had worked on their live adult chat lines for eight years.
However, the sex industry should not be seen as limited to prostitution, as Irene Everett's case shows. The company I worked for went by the ever so pleasant and subtle name of 'box-69'.The GMB, following its merger with the International Union of Sex Workers in 2002, has been trying to organise in the UK, and this was their first victory.This month the government also announced moves to legalise brothels of up to three prostitutes working together, whilst stopping short of full decriminalisation of the sex industry and even promising new crackdowns on street prostitutes.In the end with all this factored in, I was probably only making £3-4 an hour on average, and maybe £6 an hour if I was busy.On slow days when there weren't many clients, I could be making less than £2 an hour.I was also further slowed down by (obviously) not being able to constantly able to type at my full speed for 6 hours in a row (I had to work straight shifts), and also having to constantly think up new ideas - there are only so many words for a cock, and only so many ways you can be taken from behind by the same guy before you start repeating yourself! it just became really, really boring, so I wouldn't want to do it constantly at my full speed, and so my rate quickly began to drop.
There were also all the usual problems with piece rate, such as lack of a secure income and being unpaid for any kind of break in the work I made - so for example I wasn't paid when I needed the toilet on top of this.
Two examples I remember specifically were a guy who had me act out in text form him shitting in my mouth, pissing on in, and then 'forcing it down with (his) long hard cock', and the trucker who wanted to take me in his cabin and fuck me with his gear stick.
At first I thought this was a euphemism, until he added he wanted to me suck his penis while I did it.
You could send them up to three texts for each one they sent you.
I got paid around 10 pence for each text I sent - the customer got charged £1.50 for each one (the mobile network took around a third of this, the rest went to the employer).
So I searched about for a few companies on the internet, sat a 'test' (basically responding in a 'sexy' manner to a few form questions), and got offered the job.