Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday Pedicures in Paris

Got a pedicure tonight. Yay. Needed it, and was thrilled to get in that the local place I like at the last moment. So weird though. I pulled up, to this rather large spa, and there was not ONE car in the parking lot. I was thinking, oh, it's late, or maybe Monday nights are not popular for people. Got in, and they took me right back. The girl waiting on me told me that the owner of the spa decided recently to make all *employees* be independent contractors, meaning that they now have to pay all their own taxes and get their own liability insurance. She also raised prices at the spa, but NOT so the employees made more, so SHE made more. Now, most of the time, when employees at these spa kinda places are independent contractors, the situation is slightly different. They usually pay money to, in essence, *rent* space, and keep all profits for themselves, but, have to use their own supplies, etc. Basically, this owner still wanted all the money, and none of the responsibility. Who can blame her, but at the same time, she lost like 80% of her employees. And, the ones there are not all that loyal, as they gave me the phone number to the new place everyone has gone to, which I programmed into my phone. Seriously, this place used to have like 10 stylists and is down to 2. Used to have like 10 massage therapits, it now down to 2. Same with every other line of worker there. I am sure they will be either going under soon, or have a much lower quality of employee. Anyway, my pediccure turned out awesome, and I got a shade called "We'll Always Have Paris" by OPI.

6 comments:

.................Nancy said...

What a beautiful name for a polish shade! Who woudln't want that? hehe

Andrea said...

OOhh..I want a pedicure now!

I think I still have enough time to fit one in before the cold weather hits, right?!

Lori H said...

You totally do. :). There is always time for pedicures. (actually, there never is in my life, which is why I was thrilled to get in last night).

Brittany said...

I love pedicures. :) That nail polish shade is great!

Lisa said...

I love, love, love OPI and I love that colour!

Lisa said...

I love, love, love OPI and I love that colour!