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If the employees want to ensure food, lodging, and other necessities, they would have to go out and earn more money, pimps reasoned. Some pimps instill competition between employees by rewarding the most profitable underground attention and affection, and ignoring those earning less.
As with any other company, organizational structures typically take shape within sex work businesses. To run a successful sex business requires recruiting, job training, marketing, setting prices, arranging date details, providing transportation if necessary, protecting the staff, collecting and managing money, and seeing to the needs of the employees.
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On rare occasions, bottoms are made an equal partner in the business. Bottoms are typically tasked with training new employees on how to solicit, prepare for, and conduct themselves on dates.
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In return, they might receive money or free sexual services. Other businesses that pimps said gave them preferential treatment include mobile phone dealers, photographers, clubs, clothing retailers, car dealerships, and adult sex. Let me know when stings going on.
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Within minutes, a client replies to her ad and she is engaged in an black messaging conversation where she tells him the time, hotel, and room number where he can find her. Half an hour later, there is a knock at her door. The old-school marketing methods—ads in the phone book, local newspapers, underground lifestyle publications, and business cards—are still in use, but they are ceding more and more ground to online mediums.
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