Reader Mailbag: the Downlow Edition

     One of my readers, Downlow, send me the following email:

 Dear Miss Margo,
You seem to be taking questions from the crowd lately, and I’ve got about a thousand. Here are a few:

What days during the week do you prefer to work? As in, which days are busiest and most likely to get you clients?

You work at a “house”. Do you ever make friends with the other ladies, such that you see each other outside of the dungeon? If yes, is that often, rare, or never? Do you see mostly regulars, or do you mostly participate in “lineups”, or is there some other way a client would find you?

Do you ever go to the dungeon and not wind up with a session?

Thank you. I love your blog!!!

Downlow

      Hi Downlow!  

      I’m glad that you enjoy my little blog.  Writing it is very fun (and, I believe, cathartic) for me.  I think of it as a gratifying but insanely dangerous hobby, not unlike building bombs in one’s basement using guides one found in the more evil corners of the internet…

 What days during the week do you prefer to work? As in, which days are busiest and most likely to get you clients?

      When I work independently, I schedule sessions as I can.  My two other “normal” jobs are part-time, so my schedule is flexible. 

      My schedule at the Studio changes every semester in order to accommodate my class and tutoring schedules.  I also prefer not to work at the Studio on days when I teach, because that fucks with my mind.  

      Otherwise, I work there when I need to.  If I have the day off but need to make money to pay bills by due date, I drag myself in.   

        Busiest days…it waxes and wanes according to the season and random luck.  Friday and Saturday nights, especially the early-morning hours, and often slammin.  These are shifts of last resort for me because I’m not a night owl and if you read the Biz archives you know what sort of client comes in at 4 AM Saturday morning (hint: partying like Tommy Lee on his birthday).    Monday and Tuesday day shift is usually busy, probably because the clients are coming back to work in the City from their weekend country homes.  On weekdays, client traffic usually comes in waves: lunchtime, 5-6 PM (when they get off work), 9 PM (after dinner and happy hour), and then very late at night.

You work at a “house”. Do you ever make friends with the other ladies, such that you see each other outside of the dungeon? If yes, is that often, rare, or never?

      I formed three friendships with women I’ve met in my House.  We have visited each others’ apartments, do stuff together, follow one anothers’ love lives, etc, so yeah, normal girl friends.  Considering that I’ve met and worked with well over a hundred women in the three dungeons in which I’ve been employed, I’d say that establishing real friendships is “rare” for me (though I am on a very friendly basis with some mistresses inside the dungeon…we chat and get to know each other and share our personal problems and whatnot, and I care about them.  But it is a workplace friendship.).  

      Many of the women at my Studio are close friends with each other outside of work.  They even form cliques. 

      I don’t have more Studio friends because 1) it’s a security breech into my “regular” life, so I have to be very careful about who I decide to trust; 2) half the bitches I work with are crazy.  Not all of them–we have some really awesome people–but a lot of them; 3) I go there to work and I do not want any backstabbing personal-relationship drama-rama.  I don’t want to be involved in their fights with other women or with managers.  I am the Dungeon Switzerland.   

 Do you see mostly regulars, or do you mostly participate in “lineups”, or is there some other way a client would find you?

       No offense to you personally, but I’d rather not answer this because I’m worried about stalkers.  

       I do have regulars at the Studio and independently and I appreciate them as they are my bread and butter. 

    Do you ever go to the dungeon and not wind up with a session?

      Unfortunately, yes.  Most shifts I get one or two sessions.  Occasionally I do 3 or even 4, though I prefer not to do more than 3 unless one is a telephone session–it’s just too emotionally exhausting.  

     But sometimes–especially during the summer, when everyone’s out of town–I go to work and get NOTHING.  There are days when there are seven women at the dungeon, and nobody makes anything all day.   I’d say…depending on the season…1 out of 6 days I make nothing at the dungeon.  

      I’ve gone four days in a row without having a session.  That was awful.  And, of course, it was when I needed the money very badly.  It was last summer, right before the Strip Club nightmare. 

      The money is in independent work.  If I can schedule even 3 independent session per week, especially if they are submissive sessions, then I’m set financially.   
  
    


2 thoughts on “Reader Mailbag: the Downlow Edition”

  1. Dear Ms. Margo, I had no idea my simpleton questions would be worth a whole post! Had I suspected, I would have been more diligent with grammar. Nonetheless, thank you, thank you, thank you for addressing my questions.

    I only asked about how clients would meet you at the super studio because I thought you didn’t post on their website (though maybe I’m wrong), so I was wondering how someone would even know to request you. But, I understand that you would prefer not to answer that question, and I respect that.

    Thank you again, and I really love your honesty and insights. I love how you aren’t perfect (no offense!), I think it is completely endearing.

    Downlow

  2. Hi Downlow;

    You’re very welcome! I enjoy answering readers’ questions. Also, readers have given me excellent advice when I asked for help, so one good turn deserves another.

    I keep my professional internet presence as minimal as possible, which SUCKS because it hampers my business, but I just can’t risk it. I have fucking nightmares where I’m led into the HR office for questioning and there are pictures of my ads on the computer screen…

    And no offense taken. Believe me, I know I’m not perfect…

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