Monday, February 20, 2012

Client vs. Buddy

I suppose that this could also be titled "professionalism" or, if you have a theater background, how to avoid breaking the fourth wall.

Whenever a person works with the public, there is, by necessity, a distancing that occurs. A service person needs to be clean, prompt, knowledgable and friendly. This does not mean going out with or putting the moves on your clientele. A little flirting is alright, as long as its kept at a low, ambiguous level.

They are not there to learn about your divorces or political ambitions or the details of your last surgery. They are there for you to make them feel better about themselves. If that means you have to listen to them rant about their dog, do it. But, this does not mean going out with them after work.

One of the best analogies I've heard from this is crude, but appropriate. "Don't shit where you eat."

This means that you don't pick fights, ask out or try and humiliate your clients. While we're at this, don't bash your peers, either. It's cheap and it makes people uncomfortable. Instead, try and alleviate their fears by being even more confident, and above all,

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sola, pt 2

Alright... Here are my options: 

1. Stay full time at gc, while my color skills slip and keep the sporadic schedule.

2. Find a position that pays less but has full service options and a set schedule.

3. #2 as a booth renter.

4. Stay at gc part time and rent a sola salon that I would have to share with a friend... (Also full service, but also financial responsibility)

Before I commit to anything, I'll have to seriously weight my options. Also, I probably should speak with Sean... It's not just me now. He'd be affected too. *shakes head* being an adult is hard...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

To sola or not to sola...

Recently, I received some information about a new sola salon location opening in longmont...  Should I so it? I just don't know...

Could be amazing, but it could put me in major debt. But, to be perfectly honest, I feel like I've been going the safe route for a long time, and that really hasn't gotten me very far. Plus, then I could make my own schedule and I'd be able to do music again.

Of course, there is also the option of sticking this out a little longer and then maybe looking for a better fit, too... Oh, decisions decisions...