Someone I know (not really a friend, more of an acquaintance) told me she’s been looking for a part-time job to make some extra money. She said she’s been looking into a work from home job as a “phone actress/entertainer”
because she heard it’s really good money.
For those who don’t know what that is, wellllllll, you know those late night TV ads that say sexy girls are waiting to talk to you…...call (number)? (The woman in the commercials are not the ones men actually talk to).
I don’t personally know anyone who has done this, and while I don’t consider myself a prude, imo this is disgusting and could even be dangerous. Admittedly I don't know specific "requirements" or the details of how the process works, but, c'mon.
We all know people do all kinds of things to put food on the table, but that’s not the case here. She has a decent fulltime job, but wants (needs) more income.
At first I chuckled, then I realized she was serious. I kind of made a face and said “I’d wonder about the legitimacy and safety of doing something like that. Why don’t you try cleaning houses or even fast food?” Her look told me she didn’t appreciate my remark.
I just couldn’t be encouraging. <shudder> But thinking back I probably sounded judgmental. Did I say too much? Would it have been better to shrug and say "well, good luck with that"?