The media’s portrayal of chat work can be so distorted. Magazines and newspapers take chavtastic Essex swamp dwellers and turn them into airbrushed cuties, so it’s pretty obvious that the television production companies would do the same and make the quite normal job of being a chat host into one that sounds like Jack getting the golden egg (albeit naked with his trousers round his ankles, being spoken to like a naughty schoolboy by some matronesque woman with a gutter mouth). But is that the truth?? Well if you watched a recent programme on TV and believed what you saw then step away from the internet now as you’ll also believe that there are little green men on the moon and Michael Jackson is alive and well, and living in a castle in Norway.
Chat Work Reality?
In reality no-one gets £60 an hour to do chat jobs, or even £500 in one night talking for 3 hours. That’s just make believe for interesting telly. After all it’s just about television ratings in the end. You will however if you do a chat job, get a decent amount but no where near that from the imagination of the production team wanting to make it sounds so lucrative and alluring. It’s a shame really as on one hand it gives the industry of being chat hosts a bad name as it makes us all out to be money grabbing and selling ourselves short when what it is really is a decent job, with a decent wage. Married women, students, single mums all working hard to put food on the table and clothes on their kids backs, but instead tv shows it to be lusty and perverse. And not forgetting the assumption that it’s ok to meet callers!! No, no, no. It’s not like that at all so don’t let their “made for tv” propaganda put you off doing chat work. No company in their right mind would allow their ops to date callers. I mean, would you trust a guy that you met on a chatline? Just imagine a week away with your friends – he’d be on the first 090 he could find even before your taxi was even at the bottom of the road! And on the other hand it did highlight that the job is out there to be done.
Chat Work IS Fun
Chat Host Operator Jobs are actually a lot of fun (that they did get right at least). Plus, you can go from someone who starts off meek and mild to someone whose self confidence shines more with each call. But it’s really not all the dirty mac brigade and guys wanting you to talk like a Television X presenter all the time or wanting you to humiliate their every move. You can actually have some decent, normal calls. Hey, you can even learn things from callers that you’ve never been interested in before. Just don’t believe everything that you watch on Channel 4, and give the job a go. You might just be surprised and do some chat work.