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Re: My personal bad experiences with agencies
« Reply #30 on: 24 March 2016, 12:05:02 am »
just cover everything else up (legal name, place of birth, passport number, the code along the bottom of the page) with tape and don't let it out of your sight. And don't forget to ask to see theirs too :D.

Amazing, thanks!

I guess in my mind initially, I was thinking that its normal procedure for any employer to ask for personal details, thats why I was confused - but then again, this is a cash in hand job!
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Re: My personal bad experiences with agencies
« Reply #31 on: 24 March 2016, 12:29:19 am »
Well it's nothing to do with how we get paid and everything to do with an agency pimp not being an employer - sex work is self employed, which is why agencies don't offer PAYE, proper holiday/sick pay, maternity leave and so forth. We employ them (to act as our agents and find us work) and we pay them, not the other way round.

It doesn't do any harm to have this reinforced again if for no reason other than to remind people that we're all responsible for our own recordkeeping, tax returns and so on whether we use agents or not. The fact that they're illegal operations is neither here nor there :).
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Re: My personal bad experiences with agencies
« Reply #32 on: 08 May 2016, 01:20:33 pm »
So glad this thread is here to warn newbies against being taken advantage of! I'm fairly new myself but went the agency route and I'm glad I did. I was really cautious when I looked for an agency because I knew about the potholes. It took me a long time to find a good one and it is a little difficult to part with the commission but there was no way I could start by going independent right off the bat. Maybe in the future when I've had a couple more years of experience and some regulars under my belt I will try indie  ;) 

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Re: My personal bad experiences with agencies
« Reply #33 on: 09 May 2016, 06:21:40 pm »
I never lasted in an agency too long  ::)

1) I worked for a busy agency in Cardiff, the drove me for about an hour for an outcall... and when I opened the door I see 2 guys (not 1!) in a crappy hotel room... I run back to the driver and he says "you will be ok, they seem like nice guys" but I said NO and we came back to Cardiff
Why would they go so far for an outcall?  :FF there was enough work in Cardiff
I'm independent and I never go very far for an outcall nor I travel to people based in "the middle of nowhere" , if something was about to go wrong I would be stuck, why would I put myself in vulnerable position?
2) I had phonecall interviews with "bosses" wanting to have freebie sex with me in order to get me some work
3) I worked for a day in crappy flat in Bethnal Green, I got sacked as I refused most of the services the client asked for, the girl on the phone promised everything apparently.... "girls" working there looked around 50, and not very attractive 50


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Re: My personal bad experiences with agencies
« Reply #34 on: 22 May 2016, 11:44:01 pm »
Some scary stories here on agency working. I have been indie only all the way apart from my first 6 months working and that was with an agency. I liked the way the work came in when I had no responsibility of advertising and answering calls and did both in and outcall but what began to bother me was clients who kept rebooking me. I became popular and could not complain at the amount of bookings but some of the men were really awful to spend time with. Not dirty or rough, just men I didn't want to see a second time. I found I could get away with the very occasional refusal to see one if I played on the agent and said he was unbearable etc. but constant refusal would have ruined it all and I probably would have been taken off the site.

I decided the only way was to brave it out and go independent then I could choose who I wanted to see again, within reason of course. The number of bookings I got was less but by no means worrying. I have managed well ever since and it is my sole income.

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« Reply #35 on: 12 November 2016, 12:10:17 am »
I attempted to work for an agency several times..
1. "Agency" knew only Adultwork, they didn't have their own website because they want clients to think girls are independent, they lied about nearly everything
2. Agency put me on a night shift, all my clients were coked up and they tried to persuade me to take some too. Before I started, I told the agency I won't see drugged up clients but hey, why would they care... The girls had to sit in the car all night, if you don't do any drugs and you have to sit there with hyperactive girls on coke you know how it feels like
3. Agency abroad, "high class" style, apartment in the shitty building, the owner told me there would be only 2-3 girls in the flat, it was usually 6-7, they send girls anywhere without checking, they accepted clearly dodgy clients, one time they send a girl for an outcall in taxi and some nutter locked her up in the basement for all day, however the agency wasn't interested where she was and why she hasn't contacted them...

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« Reply #36 on: 12 November 2016, 01:34:36 am »
I attempted to work for an agency several times..
1. "Agency" knew only Adultwork, they didn't have their own website because they want clients to think girls are independent, they lied about nearly everything
2. Agency put me on a night shift, all my clients were coked up and they tried to persuade me to take some too. Before I started, I told the agency I won't see drugged up clients but hey, why would they care... The girls had to sit in the car all night, if you don't do any drugs and you have to sit there with hyperactive girls on coke you know how it feels like
3. Agency abroad, "high class" style, apartment in the shitty building, the owner told me there would be only 2-3 girls in the flat, it was usually 6-7, they send girls anywhere without checking, they accepted clearly dodgy clients, one time they send a girl for an outcall in taxi and some nutter locked her up in the basement for all day, however the agency wasn't interested where she was and why she hasn't contacted them...
OMG That is shocking and its the kind of agency that needs 'shut' down if you get me? I used to work for an agency up in Edinburgh from 2009 - 2011 and I remember a client calling and he wanted to pick one of the girl's up in his cab & he didn't want anyone of us to see him barr the girl he went with, BIG FLASHING ALARM BELL'S started to go off here; his excuse was 'I'm shy, married etc etc' & the boss actually turned to us and asked which one of us wanted to go to this job & at this time there was only 2 of us W.G's in the office incl. me & I turned around and was like 'But he could take us ANYWHERE & DO ANYTHING'!! & My bosses answer was actually 'well we have his phone number'!! pfft like that meant anything, anyway the other girl; who had a heavy drug habit at the time, was stating that she'd do it as I clearly wouldn't have and I did have a word but I understand that drug habit's don't wait and they will make you do things that you wouldn't normally do but she insisted & the GREEDY GREEDY boss was encouraging her saying 'well it may be the only thing you make tonight' bla bla bla and thank god in the end the guy didn't call back BUT in my bosses defence if the girl didn't check out on the button then the boss wouldn't have let it go IF only for her agency fee but she would have hunted the guy down until she got the girl!!

That situation is more than enough to make anyone hang up their thongs for good; is the girl okay now? Did he assault her or is that a really stupid question?xx
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Re: My personal bad experiences with agencies
« Reply #37 on: 22 November 2016, 11:46:55 am »
Wow I only been do it for about 1 year only use aw and got someone to look after me I think if that had happened to me I wouldn't still be doing it
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Re: My personal bad experiences with agencies
« Reply #38 on: 29 November 2016, 03:11:19 am »
wow I never really thought twice of giving my ID to agencies - that is scary!

The agency I worked for required ID and professional photos from everyone - no ID or photos, no working and you won't be advertised until they are taken. Clients also - they have to bring ID to every booking, even if regulars. Their reasoning was if they were raided from law enforcement they have to prove every girl and client there is 18+ with their government IDs, or it gets shut down, and for photos they said they want everyone to use the same photographer so it is up to their standards and the photog is trusted to not share them anywhere else or show WG's face pics/personal traits like tattoos. For outcalls, a lot less strict but for any incall we had to have IDs on us and prove they were ours in case of raid
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Re: My personal bad experiences with agencies
« Reply #39 on: 29 November 2016, 11:38:07 am »
wow I never really thought twice of giving my ID to agencies - that is scary!

The agency I worked for required ID and professional photos from everyone - no ID or photos, no working and you won't be advertised until they are taken. Clients also - they have to bring ID to every booking, even if regulars. Their reasoning was if they were raided from law enforcement they have to prove every girl and client there is 18+ with their government IDs, or it gets shut down, and for photos they said they want everyone to use the same photographer so it is up to their standards and the photog is trusted to not share them anywhere else or show WG's face pics/personal traits like tattoos. For outcalls, a lot less strict but for any incall we had to have IDs on us and prove they were ours in case of raid
That's a aload of bollocks though because if the agency got closed down it would be because basically running an agency is illegal.If an agency got raided it would be shut down regardless of ages of clients and the sex workers on their books if they were letting underage people be on their books that would be an added charge for the agency owner.

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Re: My personal bad experiences with agencies
« Reply #40 on: 29 November 2016, 01:19:19 pm »
".....The agency I worked for required ID and professional photos from everyone - no ID or photos, no working and you won't be advertised until they are taken. Clients also - they have to bring ID to every booking, even if regulars. Their reasoning was if they were raided from law enforcement they have to prove every girl and client there is 18+ with their government IDs, or it gets shut down..."

Yes, because nothing screams "underage" like a 50 year old investment banker  ;D.  plus he would be delighted to handle his ID to some dodgy pimps he just met over the internet. I'm sorry but this sounds bollocks to me as NO ONE in this business asks clients for an ID. An agency who does that has the word "blackmail" written all over them and would last 2 days.

I can understand their need to ask their employess for an ID (to check out if they're underage I guess) but clients? Please...
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Re: My personal bad experiences with agencies
« Reply #41 on: 29 November 2016, 03:04:46 pm »
Yes, because nothing screams "underage" like a 50 year old investment banker  ;D.  plus he would be delighted to handle his ID to some dodgy pimps he just met over the internet. I'm sorry but this sounds bollocks to me as NO ONE in this business asks clients for an ID. An agency who does that has the word "blackmail" written all over them and would last 2 days.

I can understand their need to ask their employess for an ID (to check out if they're underage I guess) but clients? Please...

I never really thought of it I guess, they had been an escort service with about 100-150 escorts for 30 or so years, and had been raided a few times (because some weirdo would come in with drugs, or a camera or something and if he wouldn't leave or was violent they would call police, who would then check everyone's ID) was never shut down.

Like I said before though this is only for incall and if we go into their office. If it was outcall, they would screen with the info the caller gave but otherwise it was supposedly up to us.

If I am freestyling I typically ask for a business card then give them mine (only name + cell number), which serves both the purpose of showing what I am there for and for quick screening.
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Re: My personal bad experiences with agencies
« Reply #42 on: 29 November 2016, 04:48:22 pm »
I think Silencieuse is in the US, so things a bit different?
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« Reply #43 on: 06 March 2017, 11:47:31 pm »
I don't have too horrible experience except for just one.

I went to an outcall, got raped and was left at the cheap motel, which turned out to be unpaid (was to be paid when checking out). And then agency got angry to me that I didn't bring them their cut. They were not thinking about that I was raped (he was brutal and aggressive), they were too busy to be angry at me. Agency boss was cursing and putting his anger towards me for a whole hour at the agency office. In front of everybody watching (drivers and IT techs for website).

It hurt me even more than rape itself.

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« Reply #44 on: 11 April 2017, 05:41:52 pm »
Agencies requesting ID are doing it to cover their own ass legally.

If I had an agency, I would request ID. And if it were a place with lots of raids, targeted investigation from the Police etc - I would request full proof of working rights in the UK.

There is no need not to trust a reputable agency with your identification. Many request bank transfer for fees rather than cash.

Them knowing who you are is a positive thing. When you get chopped up and put in a bin with an unidentifiable body and only blurred images you've photoshopped to the point of people not recognising it's you, or go missing and never return from a booking - you are probably going to wish that you gave them your ID so you could easily be identified as per a Police investigation. They are the first point of call for information if your safety is compromised, it's very stupid not to give them your real details if anything were to ever happen.