Some job news

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Registered: 08-24-2006
Some job news
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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 12:52am
Since my part time job with Subway didn't pan out I decided to start looking at the possibility of just getting one full time job instead of two part time ones. There are some disadvantages to switching jobs in my line of work but in the long run it can be worthwhile.

I have talked to a couple of places but I interviewed at one salon this evening that is about six blocks from my apartment. One of their stylists used to work with me at my current salon and I guess she's been talking me up there for a while. They REALLY want me. I would be the only manicurist there and commission starts at 42% (I am making 35% now and I am capped out). I would also have a lot of say in setting the prices, deciding what services to offer, and which products to use.

The biggest problem with moving jobs, and this would be the case anywhere I went, is that you don't make much at all to start off because it takes time to build up clientele. I'm pretty busy at my current job, but since I'm only working PT and will be going to FT it may not be too big of a drop. Unfortunately it's impossible to predict.

So I told them I would let them know within a week, but I'm 99% sure at this point I'm going to take it.

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Registered: 10-01-2008
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 3:24pm
BIG THUMBS UP!!!!!

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2006
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 3:20pm
Thanks! I went by yesterday to go over the contract and fill out the W4. I'm going in Saturday to go through the supplies and figure out what I still need, and then I start Tuesday!
Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 2:22pm
I am so excited for you!
Serenity
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Registered: 07-15-2003
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 12:27pm

Congrats on the new job opportunity! I hope it goes very well and I wish you much success! :)

I also wish I could come get a mani/pedi from you with a DSG discount! ;)


 


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Registered: 10-01-2008
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 10:05am

CONGRATULATIONS!

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


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Registered: 10-02-2011
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 6:53pm

That's a big improvement in the commute! I hate spending all that time waiting. Even though I don't have to go places, I feel like I don't have time to waste. With that extra 1.5 hours, perhaps you can get more things done, or sleep more.

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Registered: 08-24-2006
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 6:38pm
Yes, it's less than a 15 minute walk from my apartment. My commute with my current job, including walking time and waiting for the bus, is just over an hour each way.

Since I'll be an employee of the new salon I wouldn't be able to offer any discounts without clearing it through them first. They seem pretty flexible since I'll be the only manicurist. That is something I'll be talking about with them on Wednesday though. I accepted the job and have put in my notice at my current job. :)
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-31-2010
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 2:19pm
Sounds like you are leaning toward the new place. The higher commission sound better, but was I also correct in hearing that you would be closer to home?
Concentrating on one position could help that position grow.
You said "they are planning on doing some promoting too" I WOULD NEVER let my fate rest 100% in someone else's hands. Be sure to have flyers ready for every person who has their hair done for a discount on initial services or special bonus offer, promote a spring pedicure deal, be sure to note that you are now taking PROM appointments for groups of girls (give flyers to any young girls you see in your shop who go to the local high school and tell them if they can get 5 friends in they can get a Free something or other.)
Put up a poster for your first 25 customers who refer a friend get some type of bonus too.
Also, have your best customers put up some ratings on Google, Yelp, etc. so you get a good reputation out there online.
I would market yourself like you were going to town on it and NEVER ever let your fate rest in the hands of someone else!!
Consider reading or taking a course or reading about BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND, so someday you can have your own shop with people working for you!!
You could build a phenomenal business!!

-Marie
#Marie
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Registered: 10-01-2008
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 2:15pm
It sounds like a great option! Best of Luck if you decide to change!

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 1:04pm
I was just going to say.....you will have less travel time and expenses. I think this is a win win and you will build up clientel so go for it!

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