Pros: health insurance, 401k, salery.
Cons: you are considered a commodity, not a human being
The want ad states "must be experienced", but they have such a high turnover, they hire inexperienced massage therapists right out of school. You will do an average of four to seven massages per day with ten minutes in between, IF the guest comes out immediately. You usually end up with three minutes to change the linen, IF there is linen, wash your – more... hands, get the next guests intake card, unless they are a return guest, then they don't have one. So, if something with their health changes you will only know with questions, and that takes a few minutes and doesn't set well with guests. If the guest complains, you get to go into the managers office. Managers do not back their staff up.
The oils are diluted and tiny portions for scrubs etc. are insisted on.
Co-Workers are wonderful.
Hardest part is being told to do things we were trained not to do, like give the guest what he/she wants even if it's CI, "TS has lots of Insurance" - yes that came from a manager.
Management does not consult with their professional staff before making new policies, and policies change VERY often.
You WILL work week-ends. They never have staff enough to cover their employees sick days, vacations or high turnover. If you want time off, you must find coverage, but it can't be anyone with too much OT, and the on-call people are on the weekly schedule and not used as intended.
I learned how to keep a detailed record of the insane way they lose money.
I love what I do and the majority of guests are awesome. – less