Healthcare Worker Quits Job For OnlyFans Career After Just 1% Pay Rise
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James Cowes was working as a healthcare assistant in the private sector, specialising in dementia and end-of-life care - a job he says was 'rewarding'.
But after working for the company for six years, the 23-year-old from Bournemouth was coming away with around £1,000 a month after tax and was working three 12 hour shifts a week.
In comparison, he has now earned one and a half times his annual salary in just one month.
Speaking to LADbible, James explained that when the government announced a pay rise of just one percent, he felt he had no option but to leave.
He said: "Myself and past colleagues felt insulted after working so hard through the pandemic and was disappointed in the governments response. I decided to leave one week after."
He went on to add: "For such a long time I struggled with such low pay which resulted in debt problems and found myself always having to borrow from family just to get through the month.
"Because of the intensity of the role I was always exhausted after my shifts so I struggled to find other ways of making money to boost my salary.
"Over my six years working in this role I noticed the past year it became financially unviable for me and I believe my colleagues all felt the same."
He went on to add: "The low pay, huge work load, shortage of staff and general workplace morale were all starting to take a toll on my mental health around the start of the pandemic and these were huge factors when I made the decision to leave however it was still such a hard decision to make because of the relationships I had built with the staff and patients.
"I was always proud to be a healthcare assistant and took lots of pride in my work as I consider myself a caring person but I felt I had no choice but to look for another industry to go into."
James set up his OnlyFans account days before leaving his job and has been on the content sharing platform for just over a month.
Speaking of the success he's experienced, he said: "I really had no idea how far I could take this and am still amazed at how far it has come, already the platform has given me financial freedom and for the first time in my life I am completely debt free."
You can follow James on Instagram here.