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If you were to leave Great Clips, what would be the reason?

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The entire industry is unethical and corrupt. If i had known I never would have gone to Cosmetology school it’s an awful job these companies treat the stylists like dirt it’s disgusting.

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I just quit there the other day. Didn't give them a two weeks notice. I didn't feel that I needed to with the way I was treated. I actually enjoy doing hair and taking time to style and make it look nice. Having to do haircuts in under 12 minutes completely eliminates that aspect. Its definitely quantity over quality and that's not why I got into this industry. Not to mention the manager was completely miserable to work with and thought she ruled the world all because she was a manager at great clips. Also you never have set days off, and will never have two days off in a row. That simply did not work for me. If none of those things bother you, then this is the job for you!

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Mangers, are very dramatic low class staff and try to flaunt their own at hour I type around and it's so sad

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I left great Clips for a full service franchise, I now feel like it was a mistake. I was making 10hr +tips now i'm making 11hr but tips are mostly from credit cards and I don't get them until payday, I felt like I should do color so i left, should i go back to great Clips, oh btw tips are atrocious at the salon i'm at now

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Because i follow rules aňd apparently that's not cool.

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It would be because cosmetologists should make commission not hourly wage, there’s no incentive to do extra work, sell products or educate the client. Repeat customers is the goal

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Because I have respect for myself and my career!! I first entered this field 20 years ago and I did so because I love meeting new people and building meaningful relationships w/ my clients also because I love the creativity aspects such as coloring & permanent texturizing.. ALL OF WHICH YOU DO NONE OF @ GREAT CLIPS.. I’m not sure how exactly they call themselves Cosmetologist.. NO WHERE does it say nor have I ever been taught at CREDIBLE Hair shows to fly through a haircut & consultation UNDER 13min. Then push your customer out the door!! It’s a DEASCRASE TO COSMETOLOGY! Not to mention the people they put into MANAGEMENT positions most of which have lost complete control of their personal life’s so when put into a position like that they become HITLER and try to bully and control their staff.. so very sad actually.

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Pay is very low, they cut our commission and said they wpuld include the productivity in our pay
Our raises were laughable. We were like dogs and customers come and wine about not getting enough coupons to get a haircut which is only $17. And then they call and complain about there haircut it when they asked for some ridiculous haircut and we have only 15 minutes to do it and then they tip a couple of bucks. Do they not realize we are working class trying to pay rent. No they could careless they have nothing better to do but complain and then the stylist get written up. And the customer gets a free haircut. Oh maybe that's why the turnover is so high. Then they try to take advantage of you and make you work 6-7 days but still keep your hours under 40 so they don't have to pay overtime. Like you have no life. They don't give raises but if they do its a wooping 15 cents.amd the reason you don't get more is because you forgot to clean your baseboard. Paleese.the whole thing is a sham. And it all comes from corporate office having a book for the managers to follow. Basically makes them brainwashed. Won't give raisws but they will hire in someone making more money then everyone because they are desperate for an employee and cut all tje old timers hours for her. I would advise not to work here it will lower your self esteem to it's all time low and you'll end up on depression meds because Great Clips has sucked every last bit of integrity and self worth out of you. And don't say its the franchise because every single Great Clips is ran the exact same way!

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Well if you have any kids or family to support YOU WILL HAVE TO LEAVE!! So better yet..DONT EVEN START!! Leaving is EXACTLY what I did !! I’ve been in this industry for 20 yrs AND STILL only made $8.75 an hour and tips average $2 per client!! NO BREAKS.. NO RESPECT... MNG ARE BULLYS... an absolute JOKE!!!

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The pay is terrible 8.50 hr no raises..they do a 5 point system for bonuses if you can meet all of their standards but if you're slow or your salon is slow you are screwed.

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