Monday, April 21, 2008

What's up buttercup? Operator15's FAQ

Well, to overstate the obvious, it's been a while since I've posted.

I'm always flattered and humbled to see how many people still visit my blog and leave kind, albeit sometimes a bit crazy,(I'm looking at you, Dragon Baby) comments and emails.

I get a few of the same questions repeatedly and, lax pen-pal that I am, I don't respond in a timely fashion, which leads to guilt, which leads to me avoiding the blog, which leads to more questions about when I'm posting again and what I've been up to, which leads to me being a lax pen-pal and the whole thing starts over.


To nip this little blossom in the bud, here are a few of my frequently asked questions along with my infrequent answers.

1) When will you post more?

And my answer is? You guessed it. "Now."

2) Where can I call you?

You can't. I'm flattered, really. But while I talk about work here, this is my personal blog. I have revealed something of my true nature here and there is no room for my true nature in a phone sex call.

Besides, do you really want me blogging about you in my next post? I'll do it ya freak.. I swear I will.

3) Can you tell me how to get into the business?

I don't imagine I would recommend any particular company, but there are websites where many companies advertise for agents. is one of them. Be warned, this is only a place where they advertise, this is in no way a recommendation of the companies listed there. The companies hiring vary from established to just starting up and have reputations both good and bad. Try to do research on any company before you accept a job with them. Google their name, number, website, anything you can think of. Find message boards and ask around.

Keep in mind also, getting a job is only the first step. Keeping it and making money take research and a willingness to constantly learn. Anyone who thinks having a pleasant voice is enough to make them money is in for a cold dose of reality when the paycheck comes in.

4) Will you teach me how to be a good phone sex operator?

No. I'm afraid I have a bit much on my plate for training. I do expect to start classes at some point. When I do, you'll be the first to know.

5) Are you still working as a phone sex operator?

I've been involved in most aspects of the business for the better part of two decades now. I still take calls, though not as many as I used to. I enjoy it and don't plan to stop in the near future.

6) What have you been up to?

Aside from working on the phones, promoting my sites and characters, and keeping in loose contact with the rest of the industry, I do actually have a normal life.

Those of you who have seen my myriad of typos may be amused to know I'm a published writer. I tend to check over my work before submitting better than I do my posts here, but you may still feel free to pity my poor editors. I'm sure I put them through a great deal when my fingers can't keep up with my thoughts.

I do volunteer work, though I won't say where or what kinds. I spend time with my family, and I support my amazing husband in his work to enrich the region in which we live. Oh, and of course.. I knit.

7) Can I interview you for my thesis/article/psychological evaluation/etc.?

I'm always so pleased to get those questions and wish I could help, but honestly, I check my email here so rarely, the point is moot before I get the email. Thanks for your interest though.

8) Are you the same Operator15 from the industry messageboards?

Yes, that would be me.

and last but not least..

9) Have you found Jesus?

I have, he was right where I left him the whole time. Thanks for helping look.