Prosititutes in places where prostitution is legal are as happy as women in other occupations, according to this Australian study. Prostitutes working where prosititution is illegal don't like their jobs so much.
"The general picture is that those women whose families know about their work reported greater job satisfaction than those who kept their work secret," said researcher Charlotte Seib.
Asked why they entered the industry, 82 per cent said they did it for the money and 52 per cent pointed to the flexible working hours.
Flexible working hours?
It may not be that prostitutes are really so happy. According to this study, job satisfaction among women who's jobs don't require them to have sex with drunken strangers has been dropping for the last 15 years.
The results seem to be a sign of growing pressures on women in the workplace, as women compete increasingly with men for better jobs, the study suggests. Some commentators argue that women doing such jobs feel increasingly stressed at work, suffering a serious drop in general sense of well-being.