Sometimes fun, sometimes a scene from a horror movie
Bartender/Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Greenwich Village, NY – March 19, 2019
As a bartender (receptionist), I pretty much ran the shop, since my manager was never in the actual salon. After four months, I did get bumped up to an assistant manager to make it easier on my manager, but it was a doodoo show the whole time. The clients that would come in were HORRIBLE, nasty people. I would be threatened, sometimes multiple times a day, and if I wasn’t being threatened or yelled at in the salon, it would be on the subway ride home at 12:30 AM, since that was the time I’d typically leave, because of overbooking. The people running this company will keep 12 open slots for appointments, even if you only have 4 stylists working at once. So when you book all 12 of those appointments at 3 PM, with only 4 stylists in the shop at that time slot, you’re screwed. People would blame me for overbooking when in fact there was nothing I could do, and if I ever was caught explaining that to a client, I’d get reprimanded. I liked running the shop, but in the end, it’s just not worth it for me. But my coworkers became like a little family to me, and when I left, it was like a domino effect of every other stylist leaving.
Getting a day off if you find coverage
No breaks, no benefits, no overtime, crazy clients