When I grew up, I was a competitive figure skater, gymnast, and cheerleader, and I loved getting dolled up.
After school, I vowed to move to California and make [porn] happen.
You learn so much so quickly at these small places, but the same thing happened.
They stopped paying us, and I got a quarter of what I was owed because clients left.
After six months I was promoted to account executive, so I was in charge of actual accounts. The company lost money and couldn't afford to keep me, so I got laid off. My MBA was in social media marketing, so I found a boutique firm 30 minutes away from me specializing in that.
I blindly emailed the lady saying, "Hey, I'm in the process of getting my MBA in social media, I really love what you're doing and I would love to hear about any opportunities." She called me for an interview and I was hired as a social media manager consultant, which snowballed into a full-time position.
[The owner] hired me as an assistant to do office tasks but I still learned a lot about PR, because she knew about my education.
After a few months, I was an assistant account executive, which meant communicated with clients and helped out with corporate work, event planning and press releases. " Immediately I was like, "[PR] is OK, it's not my passion, but I'm supposed to have a 'good job' so might as well do more." I was back to square one." He said the girls just sit around in their bedrooms making an obscene amount of money. You submit a few pictures of yourself, nude or not, fill out your basic payment and tax information, submit two forms of ID, a picture of you holding your ID next to your face, and fill out and sign paperwork proving you are of legal age. When you're a new girl, you're labeled in bright yellow.Members love new girls because they're "fresh meat," so they flocked to me when I logged on.I didn't know what I was doing, but I'm outgoing, so I spent the next three to four hours just teasing and being flirty, chitchatting. After I logged off, I was like, "Why am I still working this job? I didn't go to college to be a webcam girl, so I kept my job out of duty. I'm lying to myself." I knew I'd be fine just webcamming. I didn't give [my boss] exact details why but thanked her for everything. Everyone had always told me I had my life together, and no matter much how much feedback I got, I wasn't happy.I might have flashed my boobs, but I didn't show my face when I did that. Finally one day, I woke up and I reached my breaking point. Finally when I quit, I got this crazy feeling of ecstasy.I went to bars and restaurants, conventions, and professional events, and promoted alcohol, makeup, and food brands. I figured I could look for a promotional agency in the city while I looked for a real job. I sent out my résumé to any company that had anything to do with communications.