It is Sunday morning and I am sitting on my couch with three different drinks, a bottle of water, a glass of Gatorade, and an immunity booster tea. The flu season has been intense, and I am surprised that it took me this long to get sick. I felt like everyone around me has been sick. I started feeling strange last night and have not had much time or energy to compile this weeks post. With that being said; I’m going to talk about being sick and working in the service industry.
As a hairdresser and makeup artist I work very close with people, literally, I am working right in someone’s face! I have had clients come into the salon coughing, hacking, and wheezing, not only do I tense up, but so do the clients in the salon, because no one wants to get sick!
If a client is sick and they call and cancel their appointment, we as people in the service industry, appreciate it. We do not want to get your sickness and we do not want our clients to get sick as well. If you are sick and have an appointment please call and cancel, it’s okay, we get it, we’ve all been sick, it’s much better to reschedule and take care of yourself then to risk getting sicker or getting those around you sick. It is merely out of respect.
When I get sick I will cancel my appointments, if I must work I take precautions to avoid getting others sick, like washing my hands constantly, wearing gloves, not breathing on people, and Lysol everything I touch.
If you're sick and have an appointment with your hairdresser, tattoo artist, or whomever, be respectful and reschedule your appointment. Now I’m going to spend the rest of my day on the couch, watching Netflix, and drinking all the fluids. Until next week.
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