OK, Sorry guys I am going to try and explain a little better. I have been out of school for almost a year now. While in the time I have been out I have acquired my Managing and Masters License in my state as well as the 2 states that surround me. I also have my Instructors License as well.
Upon graduating from school I decided to try and get a job at the most high end salon in town. I did this and was able to go to work with a big smile on my face just knowing where I had a job. I was very proud of where I worked because other stylists would always ask "how did you get a job there" At first it was great but as time went on I started to notice some things.
1. The only time I get appts is when it's one of my few clients and they want me. or everyone else is so booked up that there is no where else to put them. This doesnt happen often. When I do it's like 'how did you get that person"? I have even had people come to see me on my day off and they put them with someone else to get them done even though they are reluctant to have that person work on them. It seems as though every week I am doing nothing while everyone else is making $$$$
2. The receptionists are young and hang out alot with the other stylists party or whatever after work and I don't do that. so when the phone rings there is alot of "selected" booking that never goes my way even though I am 2nd on the list for seniority. But when it comes time to "clean or other odd jobs" I am always the one who gets the job and have even been referred to by other stylists as the salon BI%%CH.
3. I gave up a job making $500-$600 per week to do this and have seriously thought about giving it up because I am to the point where I am so frustrated that I don't know what to do. I am a very professional person who on every aspect would make a great stylist but I am losing the passion very quickly. I know alot of people in this town and I feel am well liked and have never doubted my ability but it seems to be happening now. is there any advice from you guys that might make it beter for me.
If it matters I am a guy haha.