Sun Stories: Amelia – Chapter 1 – Seasonal Hire

I’ve been working at the salon for the last two years. We opened the gym in the new location and it’s been a struggle. But nothing stops the super influx of clients in the Spring. Proms, graduations, Spring Break, weddings, and tans for the summer. We’re ready for it all.

We’re the best salon in the city. We have the best equipment, staff and prices. We destroy Yelp reviews and we are beloved. We do one thing and we have the best service and the best packages.

Oh, and now they’ve had me for the last two years.

Renaissance.

Achilles had 3 salons over the last 10 years. He closed the Ardmore and South Philly locations. When I was doing his advertising at Philly Weekly, he said is was all due to staff.

I asked why, and he told me that running 3 tanning salons was just 3 headaches times 3. Which means all shitty employees, non-stop.

I get it.

He has me now. A guy that is an $80k a year guy giving all to his business. The other girls get fired or quit and I pick up more shifts while working for Philly Weekly.

I just like to work and be busy. I start working for my client and the place starts to swing. We’re getting better Yelp reviews and we’re selling better packages and blowing out lotions and accessories like mad.

It’s because he has a deadly sales guy from the rat race that is committed to his business.

Achilles almost doesn’t know how to handle this animal in his zoo.

But he embraces it and is happy with the requests.

We’ve burned through so many shitty employees and there have been so many ideas of new businesses we could create.

I am gravely disappointed in how we have failed as a partnership for a business together. It was poorly planned and we got heat from a gym on the third floor from us and it has caused a lot of problems. They’ve hurt our plan, but we’ll march on.

I love Achilles, and I know him better than anyone, but it’s better if I keep my money in the stock  market and just work with him.

I feel like I’m digressing, and I don’t want to write anything negative about a man I really respect and trust. But I just don’t think a partnership is in the cards for us.

I need to focus on Amelia.

 

We were trying like crazy trying to get a girl to help at night during the busy season.

The salon will explode over the next three months and I need another employee.

I need a girl who will be like Haley. (See: Haley – Lightning In a Bottle) I need Summer. (See: Summer – Night Shift Girl) Great girls that helped me run this business like a machine. I adore them both. (Just go find them in the blog)

Achilles is trying to find someone. One of the trainers says there is a girl who works at a gym he knows is looking to pick up some additional shifts.

I don’t know this girl. I’m out of the loop and I don’t like it. Who is this chick? I haven’t met her and know nothing about her. Achilles sort of hires her without my knowledge.

He’s been in this business for 12 years and has seen it all. I have to trust his instincts. Or do I? His biggest headache has been staffing for over a decade. I’ve been his stable saving grace. He’s hired some shitty people.

Not really. What do you get for $9 an hour under the table? You get what you pay for.

I’m apprehensive. Amelia is starting next Monday at 4pm. I have no idea what to expect.

Well, I hope she’s not some 30 year old buffed fitness lady that isn’t a match for this salon.

But time will tell.

 

I’ve been working at the salon for the last two years. We opened the gym in the new location and it’s been a struggle. But nothing stops the super influx of clients in the Spring. Proms, graduations, Spring Break, weddings, and tans for the summer. We’re ready for it all.

We’re the best salon in the city. We have the best equipment, staff and prices. We destroy Yelp reviews and we are beloved. We do one thing and we have the best service and the best packages.

Oh, and now they’ve had me for the last two years.

Renaissance.

Achilles had 3 salons over the last 10 years. He closed the Ardmore and South Philly locations. When I was doing his advertising at Philly Weekly, he said is was all due to staff.

I asked why, and he told me that running 3 tanning salons was just 3 headaches times 3. Which means all shitty employees, non-stop.

I get it.

He has me now. A guy that is an $80k a year guy giving all to his business. The other girls get fired or quit and I pick up more shifts while working for Philly Weekly.

I just like to work and be busy. I start working for my client and the place starts to swing. We’re getting better Yelp reviews and we’re selling better packages and blowing out lotions and accessories like mad.

It’s because he has a deadly sales guy from the rat race that is committed to his business.

Achilles almost doesn’t know how to handle this animal in his zoo.

But he embraces it and is happy with the requests.

We’ve burned through so many shitty employees and there have been so many ideas of new businesses we could create.

I am gravely disappointed in how we have failed as a partnership for a business together. It was poorly planned and we got heat from a gym on the third floor from us and it has caused a lot of problems. They’ve hurt our plan, but we’ll march on.

I love Achilles, and I know him better than anyone, but it’s better if I keep my money in the stock  market and just work with him.

I feel like I’m digressing, and I don’t want to write anything negative about a man I really respect and trust. But I just don’t think a partnership is in the cards for us.

I need to focus on Amelia.

 

We were trying like crazy trying to get a girl to help at night during the busy season.

The salon will explode over the next three months and I need another employee.

I need a girl who will be like Haley. (See: Haley – Lightning In a Bottle) I need Summer. (See: Summer – Night Shift Girl) Great girls that helped me run this business like a machine. I adore them both. (Just go find them in the blog)

Achilles is trying to find someone. One of the trainers says there is a girl who works at a gym he knows is looking to pick up some additional shifts.

I don’t know this girl. I’m out of the loop and I don’t like it. Who is this chick? I haven’t met her and know nothing about her. Achilles sort of hires her without my knowledge.

He’s been in this business for 12 years and has seen it all. I have to trust his instincts. Or do I? His biggest headache has been staffing for over a decade. I’ve been his stable saving grace. He’s hired some shitty people.

Not really. What do you get for $9 an hour under the table? You get what you pay for.

I’m apprehensive. Amelia is starting next Monday at 4pm. I have no idea what to expect.

Well, I hope she’s not some 30 year old buffed fitness lady that isn’t a match for this salon.

But time will tell.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author: phicklephilly

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