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September 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm #3540AnonymousGuest
To me, lying is part of the job, I never tell them my real name or what area I really live in but where do you stop with the white lies? Do you tell the truth or what customers want to hear?September 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm #4364AnonymousGuest
I think you have to lie to some degree to protect yourself. Don’t lie when you don’t really need to, though. You can exaggerate or play things up, but too many lies will get hard to keep up with.September 16, 2012 at 7:12 am #4365AnonymousGuest
I agree with sexxytexxy, too much is too much. Your clients will surely remember what you told them, you might not. I lie about very personal details but not about everything that they ask.September 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm #4366AnonymousGuest
The person I am when I am online for work is NOT the person I am in real life. I have a back story that was thoughtfully created by me, and since I created it I know it backwards and forwards so it doesn’t sound like a lie.September 26, 2012 at 5:52 am #4367AnonymousGuest
I take the same approach as watch: I don’t mix up my lies, I have one solid story that is essentially an alter ego and does not relate to or reveal anything personal about me. You HAVE to be careful, so many predators out there.September 27, 2012 at 4:30 am #4368AnonymousGuest
There is a big difference between lying and performing! We are more or less on-demand actresses 🙂 The truth is your customers aren’t paying to get to know you, they’re paying for the SHOW.September 27, 2012 at 6:17 am #4369AnonymousGuest
Way2.2Way, you are right but you never know when a customer stops being a customer and starts being a stalker. Just for safety, I have one story I tell all clients so I won’t mix up these white lies.October 1, 2012 at 3:12 am #4370AnonymousGuest
It’s a great idea to make up an alternative personality and lifestyle for your work persona. I imagine most clients don’t want to hear the truth anyhow! Most of mine have stepped into another world in their heads when I get to talk to them, so it would be mean to spoil that for them.February 4, 2013 at 10:45 am #4371AnonymousGuest
A lot of customers ask what my real name is, or where am I from, or if I’m married. They ask all sort of personal questions and, much like you gals, I invented a backup character so that I won’t tell anyone anything real about me. Every time I tell a new white lie, I add it to my story.
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