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Woman makes $60K as phone sex operator

After getting laid off, one Bay area woman turned to a new job as a phone sex operator. She now makes more than $60,000 a year working Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Would you take a job as a phone sex operator to pay the bills? Click on our web poll to the right of this story. We'll share the results Monday on 10 Connects News at 11 p.m.Robin says she's a good person, she goes to church, and her job doesn't define her."If you have a better answer, then by all means, share it with the class. If you don't, then you need to understand that right now is a bad economy," she explained.Robin says her job is no less ethical than pharmaceutical reps who make money by selling drugs that people need.It's no secret that ethical lines can blur in a bad economy.In astudy conducted by Harris Interactive, 28 percent of people said they would act immorally - including lying or backstabbing - to keep their jobs. 13 percent of respondents said they would outright lie or exaggerate to keep their jobs.About two percent said they would take credit for someone else's work or fight with the boss to get ahead, and four percent would lie about having common interests with their boss.Though they deal with more traditional professions, recruiters atTampa Bay WorkForce Alliance say the key to getting a job is getting creative."What we have seen is people are a little more compromising terms of the options that they're open to," said professional recruiter Fanny Leal."Maybe the salary range that they were previously demanding or maybe the position or title that they were previously looking for. Maybe if they were managers, they're really looking for a representative or an associate level. Anything to meet their needs."Tampa Bay WorkForce Allianceis a workforce development organization that offers free services, including fax and internet, to people who are looking for jobs.Professional recruiters suggest job seekers visit an interactive state website, where they can register and upload their resume. After inputting their information, thesite generates feedback on appropriate industries given their skill set.Robin makes between $60,000 and $70,000 a year. Last year, she made $62,000 on her taxes. That doesn't include the $10,000 she received in gifts from clients. Phone sex operators can register for gifts on sites like Amazon.com. The sites maintain anonymity and clients go there to buy gifts.Robin has received several gifts from clients, including a $5,000 bedroom set, a couch, and $2,000 in Tiffany jewelry./>