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Sex worker on Reddit speaks, convincingly about how, as a sex worker, she is treated with more respect and control than when she works a “respectable job” in the fast food/service industry. Even though by religion based and “work ethic” morals standard, the sex worker is publicly considered the least respectable job.
She says while giving a smile and trying to help the customer in food service, customers treat her with little respect. If she’s sick she can’t take off citing on instance of almost losing her job for taking off from her food service shift because she needed to see a doctor. Something not a problem as a sex worker.
A few excerpts from her Reddit post:
“I’ve done many different kinds of sex work. I’ve been a cam girl, a porn performer, a professional sub, and a performer at a peep show (similar to a stripper). I’ve also been working in retail and food service simultaneously. I get so frustrated at how I’m treated at work. It really gets to me. I find myself involuntarily crying once I get into my car to drive home. I hate how dehumanizing it is. People don’t acknowledge me as a person. They think I’m less than them because of my job. Maybe they don’t actively think that, but that’s how they treat me. Oh, by the way, I’m talking about the food service job.”
“I find it oppressive to work for minimum wage. I find it oppressive to act like the customer is always right. I find it dehumanizing to apologize for things that aren’t my fault, like how much something costs or if you order something wrong and you want it remade the correct way. I find it dehumanizing to say “Hi! How are you?” and in response get “Yeah I just need a blah blah blah” and then have a customer go back to their cell phone conversation. I hate being reduced to a cash register.”
See the rest of her post and the Reddit gang chime in here.