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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #1470 on: 10 July 2020, 12:23:24 am »
I got a free test from a NHS Gov website and will post tomorrow, I'm sure I just have the usual cold virus. Those in my bubble have been around me for 2 months and no signs of them having what I have. But will see with the test but for me it's just a peace of mind and a feeling that it's my duty to test. When I feel better I will work again end of the month.

I think that the way things are just makes us a bit more paranoid.

I have my beautician appointment for the 14 th for profhilo, Hate the pain but can't wait to have a nice glow.

But has anyone else seen a slow in AW views and private gallery sales, I have seen it slowing this week. But I also upped my rates.

I understand that money might be tight right now for punters so I think I will lower my rates, In my area 150 is about right for the English girls and that's just an observation and not a invitation for a discussion on nationality and pricing or price shaming for higher than whatever. I just wanted to know if anyone feels the recent situation with financial loss from lickdown might mean a change in prices.


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« Reply #1471 on: 10 July 2020, 12:41:35 am »
I just wanted to know if anyone feels the recent situation with financial loss from lickdown might mean a change in prices.

Already done to death several times over in this thread. I'm neither English nor a 'girl' (and I don't really understand why you brought it up, tbh), but yes, the thread really doesn't need to be derailed with the usual cobblers that comes with these comments, so let's move on before it does :)

I don't check AW views (although I just remembered that there's that graph thing you can click on now) and I don't bother much with the pay gallery either, but I haven't really noticed much difference? The days I always noticed getting very few views were weekends but I'm pretty sure that's partly my location and partly because I don't show a mobile number then, not anything else. Some punters will have less money, some will have more and plenty will be about the same - I suspect it's the uncertainty that will do the real harm and the people just trying to get started will likely bear the brunt of it :(
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« Reply #1472 on: 10 July 2020, 09:25:42 pm »
I just wanted to know if anyone feels the recent situation with financial loss from lickdown might mean a change in prices.

I remember having been on lockdown, lucky you for being on "lickdown", sounds like so much more fun. ;D
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« Reply #1473 on: 12 July 2020, 02:22:16 pm »
Hopefully AW and VS will take their warnings off now.

They both seem to not be following or reading the update of the GOV uk site rules. Below I copied and pasted what is on the updated rules from Gov

And from 25 July:

    sports facilities and venues, including such as indoor gyms, fitness and dance studios, indoor swimming pools and indoor water parks, will open – subject to evidence closer to the time

As was already the case, in terms of seeing friends and family, you can:

    meet in groups of up to two households (anyone in your support bubble counts as one household) in any location - public or private, indoors or outdoors. You do not always have to meet with the same household - you can meet with different households at different times. However, it remains the case - even inside someone’s home - that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble. This change also does not affect the support you receive from your carers
    continue to meet outdoors in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines
    stay overnight away from your home with your own household or support bubble, or with members of one other household

So they aw and viva should update and remove the statement in allowing meets.

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« Reply #1474 on: 12 July 2020, 03:17:37 pm »
Hi DD. May e they are waiting for someone to make the first move haha. I can't see what else they are waiting for, unless they are expecting an announcement about sex workers being allowed back. 😁

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« Reply #1475 on: 12 July 2020, 03:46:31 pm »
They both seem to not be following or reading the update of the GOV uk site rules. Below I copied and pasted what is on the updated rules from Gov

And from 25 July:

    sports facilities and venues, including such as indoor gyms, fitness and dance studios, indoor swimming pools and indoor water parks, will open – subject to evidence closer to the time

As was already the case, in terms of seeing friends and family, you can:

    meet in groups of up to two households (anyone in your support bubble counts as one household) in any location - public or private, indoors or outdoors. You do not always have to meet with the same household - you can meet with different households at different times. However, it remains the case - even inside someone’s home - that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble. This change also does not affect the support you receive from your carers
    continue to meet outdoors in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines
    stay overnight away from your home with your own household or support bubble, or with members of one other household

So they aw and viva should update and remove the statement in allowing meets.

I don't agree. You have quoted the personal/social rules, whereas we are businesses. It's not like we're popping round to a boyfriend's house for the night, or visiting grandchildren. For example: massage parlours and beauty therapists etc cannot do treatments on the face, plus they have to wear PPE for treatments and stick to strict hygiene guidelines, distancing rules in premises, taking customers' details etc. That's basically what we would need to do for in-person personal meets now to stay on the right side of the law. How will you keep clients' personal records? Kissing is off the menu as that's on the face, as are BJs and similar. No face-to-face positions.

I would think AW and VS will remove the notices once it's clear people can get intimately close to each other within the gov guidelines. I may be wrong, it may be sooner. They might be getting info direct from the government. It's not really stopping the most hungry/stupid guys contacting ladies anyway.

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« Reply #1476 on: 12 July 2020, 03:52:11 pm »
I don't agree. You have quoted the personal/social rules, whereas we are businesses. It's not like we're popping round to a boyfriend's house for the night, or visiting grandchildren. For example: massage parlours and beauty therapists etc cannot do treatments on the face, plus they have to wear PPE for treatments and stick to strict hygiene guidelines, distancing rules in premises, taking customers' details etc. That's basically what we would need to do for in-person personal meets now to stay on the right side of the law. How will you keep clients' personal records? Kissing is off the menu as that's on the face, as are BJs and similar. No face-to-face positions.

I would think AW and VS will remove the notices once it's clear people can get intimately close to each other within the gov guidelines. I may be wrong, it may be sooner. They might be getting info direct from the government. It's not really stopping the most hungry/stupid guys contacting ladies anyway.

It's not stopping the other directories, nor the Sport from carrying adverts the latter without even asking for consent. ??? :-\

AW take income from their online services, they are still selling Escort features so swings and roundabouts?

The problem is now AW and VS can decide when to restore full facilities.


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« Reply #1477 on: 14 July 2020, 01:28:22 am »
It's not stopping the other directories, nor the Sport from carrying adverts the latter without even asking for consent. ??? :-\

No, I know, but the fact is that currently AW and VS are carrying a message and/or stopping bookings being logged through the site(s), and *potentially* are following gov's business guidelines, maybe even receiving up-to-date advice direct from the government themselves. They're certainly not (or at least shouldn't be) following the personal/social guidelines (ie how many non-household members to have at a family BBQ etc) as these are not relevant to any business or self employed worker.

AW take income from their online services, they are still selling Escort features so swings and roundabouts?

Yep - We can still pay for Escort features to get more exposure, and even though the bookings system is disabled and the notice on profiles is there, guys can still contact us and we can still arrange to meet them. That hasn't stopped at all.


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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #1478 on: 14 July 2020, 08:41:41 am »
Hi, what are your predictions about the later part of this year? I am starting to get concerned the business will dry up along with job losses and pay cuts.

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« Reply #1479 on: 14 July 2020, 07:04:50 pm »
Hi, what are your predictions about the later part of this year? I am starting to get concerned the business will dry up along with job losses and pay cuts.

I’m paying what I need to pay with a couple of treats but stashing the rest so I can top my savings up and have a better cushion.

Gone are my days of heading to the retail and blowing a weeks money without a thought.. at least until this blows over anyway.

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« Reply #1480 on: 14 July 2020, 08:19:14 pm »
I’m paying what I need to pay with a couple of treats but stashing the rest so I can top my savings up and have a better cushion.

Gone are my days of heading to the retail and blowing a weeks money without a thought.. at least until this blows over anyway.

I'm the same. I'm saving. I bet a lot of people across different jobs are doing the same - this has been a lesson for me.

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« Reply #1481 on: 17 July 2020, 11:13:35 pm »
It's brought out many more phone calls, but no real work. The usual suspects are feeling a little more justified trying to knock you down to nothing, because they're on furlough.

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« Reply #1482 on: 18 July 2020, 08:53:29 pm »
Anybody else getting those despicable clients who are trying to use a global pandemic and hardship for many people as an excuse to haggle your prices. I had a man the other day ask me if €100 was the best I could do for a half hour. I said my prices are non negotiable. He proceeded to tell me Covid has resulted in a financial crisis and people are struggling financially and said I should be lowering my prices. Take into account this man is a manager in a Tesco and grocery retail has not been affected whatsoever by Covid as all supermarkets have been open as normal since day one. Supermarkets are probably even doing much better because of Covid and impulse buying etc..What disgusts me is how low you have to be to use other people’s hardships as a form of validating asking me for a discount when you’re unaffected. Covid has claimed many lives as well as livelihoods and you’re trying to use it to your advantage to get a discount. Fuck off mate, blocked.

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« Reply #1483 on: 18 July 2020, 10:16:25 pm »
Phone is going mad with everyone and his dad calling. I have put it on silent.

It's not surprising they are not translating into bookings because what I've  noticed about younger clients who punt, they don't have a lot of sex.

The randy over 40s may be phoning but I suspect they are waiting to be vaccinated first cus they want to live a few more years. Many 18 year olds to French kiss still! Thankfully some genuine randy buggers willing to risk it.

These people really need to be sent back to work.
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« Reply #1484 on: 22 July 2020, 06:13:15 pm »
My first corinovirus client gone bad ! I've been seeing 4 years and pays well. He rung twice fantasising about girl on girl and black men for him to voyeur. He usually books and gets on with it. he's probably having a little wank but I let it slip. Then 3rd call says what's your best price. Same as the past 4 years. It's a pandemic he says...people aren't working.i should charge you more then.big silence. I put the phone down and block.for fucking ever
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Yeah like I'll let the human guineapigs have first dibbs at eating the food that's been sitting in those restaurant freezers for the past 4 months.