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Posted By:ohitsbritt850 on: 7/25/2011 5:31:52 PM

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assistant over worked?
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 5:31:52 PM
I just started assisting at a small hair restoration salon that has been there 20+ years, I am fresh out of cosmetology school and this is my first job in the salon, I am assisting the stylist/OWNER sometimes she has me do pretty much the whole service.. cut and applying color, I am only making 9$ and maybe 20-30 bucks in tips a week.. I would love any feed back on whether I am being over worked as an assistant and should find a new job. I would love some feedback from other assistants or salon owners!

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Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 9:42:59 AM

You have a fanatstic opportunity, stay learn and improve your skills.  You will need to gain a couple of years of experience.  You are being paid a wage and earn tips, you are way ahead of most starting stylist.



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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011 4:30:48 PM
That's the kind of assisting gig I was lucky enough to start out with. If you aren't happy there, by all means, quit now so someone who will value the training can take advantage of the opportunity.

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you have a sweet deal
Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 8:33:25 AM
You're learning and making some cash. Be glad you're doing actual hair work daily as an assistant.

I'm with heatherdazy - I worked my ass off as an assistant, then as a personal assistant. Ever had to return tampons or describe your bosses stomach issues to a pharmacist? Was it unfun and sometimes downright awful? Yup. I learned a skill set (note that could include not verbally flaying difficult people . . . ) that I didn't find anywhere else.

Get with the program.