Hi Guys, hope you're all doing well,
I'm a working girl, been in the industry for 5 years and worked all over Australia at different establishments, massage and full service. Thought It was time girls shed some insight into how they are treated at different establishments as that should (hopefully!) influence your decision on where to visit and put your money toward. In my experience, girls that are treated better give better service .
I worked two nights at a suburban Sydney brothel a few days ago and I can tell you I have never been treated worse by an establishment, or seen girls so controlled and terrified to say no to clients and reception.
Firstly, let me explain what the girls make. Most reputable establishments will offer a 60/40 cut of what you pay, in the girls favor (of course right! after all there would be no business without us!) At this brothel however, they offer a 50/50 cut AND on top of that charge a $30 shift fee (I asked why we were charged a shift fee and was told it's for using their linen, rooms and clients... But you see, that is why we split 50/50 what the client pays in the first place.) I have never worked anywhere that charges a shift fee as that is ridiculous. On top of that it also charges fines for being late to your shift, finishing a booking overtime and wanting to leave early (please note they force you to work 7pm-5am on a night shift MINIMUM). In fact one girl I was working with was NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE because she had more fines than she had made, effectively she had sex twice for free to pay the house for some arbitrary fines.
That sounds crazy right? it is. In fact it's actually illegal. And I'm sure you're thinking, why pay the shift fee and fines? why not just go home? Well, unlike most other places I've worked, this brothel holds onto your earnings until you finish your shift, meaning they can withhold whatever fines they like and what can you do about it? call the police? we never sign a contract so really there is no proof we were even working.
Can it get worse? yep!
Many of my clients have asked me 'Do you get to pick who you see?'. Everywhere I've worked (except one other place) the answer is yes. almost every brothel and massage parlour will have cameras and you will be able to see the clients and decide whether to intro. Don't worry tho! most girls aren't judgmental, they are happy to see everyone unless they know them outside of work or have had a bad booking with them previously. I believe cameras and a girl's choice is necessary as It's important for both the girls and clients privacy be protected also so that the girls and guys are having fun with each other (isn't it nice to know that the girl picked you too!), this brothel doesn't think so, they make the girls walk past the bar in order to get to the intro rooms, and make us intro at the bar (there are no cameras on the bar that we can view). most disturbing however was one girl was waiting a few hours for a booking and reception wouldn't tell her who it was with. when he arrived she was very pissed off to find out it was a client she had seen a few times before, and after having bad experiences with him has refused to see him again. This client told her he had told reception "Don't tell her it's me booking as she will refuse to see me.' Reception should have immediately refused him, or at least asked this girl if she would see him.
They advertise free "quality" accomodation on their website for girls who need somewhere to sleep after thier shift. however, what they actually have is one of the rooms in the brothel with 8 or so beds in it where all the girls must sleep (meanwhile the music is playing at full volume and the rooms on either side of the dorm room are being used and those bookings are audible from the dorm room.) When my friend and I finished our shift we were told the dorm room was full and we would have to sleep in one of the rooms used for bookings. I find this so unproffesional and inappropriate, even more so that the air con was blasting in the room with no way to adjust the temperature AND we were given no blankets, only sheets. When I finally got to sleep, I literally was dreaming that I was hiking naked in Antarctica.
And now, (drumroll) for the worst part of my experience;
There are two girls rooms, one downstairs, one upstairs, and an intercom in both to talk to us girls. I was normally in the downstairs room but went upstairs to have a ciggarette. During this time reception buzzed downstairs and said I had a booking and to come out to the front- again please note I was upstairs and didn't know. I come downstairs, get back to reading my book when they buzzed and asked me to come to reception as I had a booking. So I come out and go to the girls window, where the receptionist starts YELLING at me saying I should have come down immediately and that she buzzed for me 5 minutes ago, I explained calmly I was upstairs having a cigarette and that she didn't buzz upstairs, that she could check the cameras if she doesn't believe me and she starts yelling about how I'm lying to her, back chatting her and that she could fire me or fine me if she wants, that I'm being a 'tricky bitch'. She then points to a man a few meters away who was watching the whole thing, and says 'here's your client, take him to room 3'. I was understandably shocked that firstly, she would yell at me for her own mistake and that she would do so in front of, not just any client, but MY CLIENT. I took him to the room, and (being an emotional soul) teared up a bit as he consoled me. Not a great start to a booking for either of us right??? also a great way to perpetuate sad hooker stereotypes.
Let me just remind everyone that I have been in this industry for 5 YEARS and I have never seen such disgustingly unprofessional behavior from a receptionist or establishment. The whole experience was hellish and my support goes out to the girls that are still working there, most of which have never worked in any other establishment, so I worry they think this kind of treatment is normal.
Maybe you're outraged after reading this? good! But maybe you still like the decor or location of this brothel? that's OK, look this post is NOT meant to destroy it, in fact I am hoping that this can spark a change in the way the girls are treated.
How can you help? You can email or call brothels like this and tell them you will be boycotting it until some changes are made (a 60/40 cut, eliminate the illegal fines, shift fees, better accommodation for girls, freedom to say no to clients, the freedom to take breaks- I think I forgot to mention I was also yelled at for skipping an intro to eat dinner!)
and that's it! like I said, girl's who are treated better by the establishment are happier, and give better service, and unfortunately it's hard for us to make changes without the help of clients also wanting these changes! Lets make the sex industry better together!
(Also if you're interested in reading more about how different girls are treated in different places, I will soon be starting a website where girls can review establishments, I will post the link here when it is created)
Thanks guys, feel free to ask more questions xx