Fun, always surprising, sometimes stressful place to work
A typical day: specific cleaning duties, sales of products and memberships, hanging out with coworkers.
What I learned: I learned a lot of basic life skills like how to clean pretty much anything, how to sell, how to perform customer service and handle upset clients, and how to work with sometimes difficult people. This was my first job and I couldn't have asked for much more as far as useful skills.
Management: I will say that although you may not work with the manager hardly ever, the management impacts the ENTIRE morale of the store. They can either make you feel like family, or like you just cannot set foot in the salon without crying.
Workplace culture: With a group of girls theres always the possibility of things getting catty, but in the end we can all put things aside when we work together and come together as a family when times get rough.
The hardest part of the job: Dealing with upset clients for sure because as a tanning consultant there is just so little that you can do. Its also hard to take people seriously when they get upset because it is just a tanning salon.
The most enjoyable part of the job: The coworkers, flexibility of hours, feeling accomplished after a sale, free tanning, product discounts.