I never worked in a parlour. The more I read about them, the happier I am to have avoided this path. Of course I can see the advantages; no need to see to the admin hassles of phone calls, time wasters, ads etc. Safety and security is well taken care of too.
I think the disadvantages would be the inabillity to set my own price and the flexibility around time. For a preferred regular I enjoyed not having to rush him out the door and if he wanted to chat for an extra 10 - 15 minutes no harm was done. I particularly enjoyed seeing woman and couples (the ragiing lezzo in me came to the fore), and if I struck a hottie either by herself or with her guy, I would often go well over time. Terribly unprofessional, I know!
And what about a buzzer going off - how unsexy.
The other aspect is the 'meat market' angle. Parade in to the intro and strut your stuff. Yuck. It's possibly why now as a female punter I don't like to go to brothels to choose a WL. I'm too empathetic and would worry about hurting the feelings of the lady / ladies not chosen. Particularly as there is unlikely to be a large amount of WLs who see single women on a shift. If there were 12 WLs rostered on, I wouldn't expect more than 2 or 3 to intro. That makes choosing one and rejecting the other one or two particularly awkward!
I applaud ladies who work in parlours. It must be so boring on a quiet night waiting for punters to arrive. At least if you're at home (not Vic, obviously), you can do the washing, feed the pets and generally use your downtime constructively. I always got a lot done on a slow day and the house was sparkling.
There will always be men who love the convenience of parlours and ladies who enjoy working in them for the same reason. I look forward to when Victoria's restrictive sex work laws change and the women who work in parlours are there because they genuinely want to be and not because archaic laws present them from legally working from their own premises.