The Canberra Times has the intriguing news that the sex industry holds a low opinion of retiring public servants trying to break into brothel ownership:
Eros Foundation chief executive Fiona Patten told the committee investigating the capital’s prostitution business that she had seen so many former bureaucrats try and fail to make a go of it in the sex industry, that she compared them to lemmings.
The veteran campaigner for sex workers’ rights told the committee that she had seen many public servants blow their superannuation chasing the dream of making it big in the sex trade.
”I used to see public servant after public servant think, ‘I know what I’m going to do with my superannuation; I’m going to buy a brothel’, and they would buy into a brothel and they would think it was just a licence to print money,” Ms Patten said.
”Then, six months later, they would realise that it was not and they would jump out and the next one would come back in.”
One wonders if the same can be said of other industries or if sex work is particularly unsuited?