in the beginning of April i was terminated from my job. alot of you know me and know that i worked for one of the most well known crumiest chain salons in the industry, the only thing they had going for them were their medical. and ofcourse even though it was and still is a craphole it was incredibly stressful. My area supervisor hated me(don't ask me why) i was always respectful and did the very best by every customer that i could do. but at any rate i guess they just wanted to get rid of me every time i turned around my AS was writing me up for something and told me that i had to sign them otherwise she would take that as my resignation. less than a month after that i was fired because my AS said that a man called and said that i gave him an uneven haircut. i was and still am completely devastated after almost four years. I knew this woman never liked me but i always did the very best that i could do. Well i found a new job and the girls are nice and the owner is a dream who wants to teach me alot of stuff,which is wonderful. unfortunately its of course just commission like most private salons in NJ with ofcourse no medical. i had some client's numbers who've said that they would follow me to the end of the earth which is nice now i only need about 998 more of those kind of people. today was my first day and i only had one haircut. in eight hours! maybe i just can't get use to it cause i'm use to doing like 20 haircuts in one day. i don't know how i am going to survive. she said that she wanted me full time but i don't get it. i guess i am still so disapointed. i thought let me take this job because after three weeks i just couldn't stay home anymore. my heart is broken, i've never really made any money in this business and i am becoming deathly afraid that i never will. and now i have to worry about medical and a car payment. i'm so afraid that i will probably have to leave this business but i don't even know how to do anything else. My parents and all my friends keep telling me to take it easy but i can't its just not in my nature. my one friend when i told her what happened she said Thank God! this is the best thing thats ever happened to you otherwise you would have never left that dump! i just wish i felt that way. i'm heart broken thats it.
also i guess i should mention that this really is a great salon the kind i've always dreamed about working in and my new boss says not to worry that i will get built up because they just keep getting busier and busier as they are a relatively new salon(less than three years old).
Very sorry to hear, Lily ...Two things I can offer:1) You definitely don't need to work in an environment of stress, and conflict. Not good for your career, in any case!2) Perhaps your parents, being so supportive, can give you a hand, as you re-establish yourself in this new salon? If the owner feels you will be fine, in short order, then getting some assitance from your parents, may be the very best thing to do.Best of luck!
Well said russ.... I second that!
thank you so much to all of you these past few weeks have just been a nightmare for me. I did nothing that warranted termination. I know your right i probably am better off being away from this woman who is just absolutely so cruel and hateful.
You give such wonderful guidance. I am in desperate need of a professional!!!!
it's ok sweetie. it's totally ok to mourn the loss of a job. I was in the identical situation. It took appx 6 months to be thrilled to have been let go. The old place was holding me back.
I know money/medical is a concern. If you truly need to get a little part time job (waitressing) in the interim. IT will get better. You will be successful. Believe it and it will happen.
My new boss turned me onto Michael Cole (A Little Off the Top) It totally changed my life. Check it out. It will improve your business, your attitude, your business practices, your entire way of thinking. I still have down days, (few clients, little money etc) I take a breath and flip the book open and do what he suggests to take up my time between clients.
Also, if you visit say a coffee shop regularly, give the counter people BIG discounts as they will be able to feed you clients. They see a ton of people every day and if they look great it will create referrals.
Good Luck and chin up.
thank you Hairchic you wont believe this but i have that book already and in the process of reading. thankyou for all the wonderful advice and i am starting to feel better about this whole thing. after all my area supervisor was a very cruel person and i really didn't need the stress. i'm really beginning to think it was for the best.
sheargenius thanx! another piece of great advice!
believe it or not Sheargenius u helped alot. and so did all of you. thanx u guys u are truly awesome!
Best of luck to you. I can't add too much to the great advice that was already given but I can say I've been there and survived. I also worked at a crummy chain salon (maybe the same one:) and coudln't handle all the drama and immaturity and I quit.
It's taken me 2 years of work, but I am now starting my own salon. I've built a decent clientele and have a lot more interested people for when I open.
It'll take a little while but hang in there! Don't give up!
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