Thanks for the Compliment, Sorry You're Bleeding
  • March 20, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I just don't understand why people want to squirm when they're getting their nails done. It seems like a no-brainer that you would want to sit still. I mean, sure, there's always the Murphy's Law factor

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Keywords: clients  
I'm Your Nail Tech, Not Your Babysitter
  • March 17, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I don't do confirmation calls. For one thing, as we've discussed, I'm not keen on using the phone any more than necessary. For another, it's not my job to manage your schedule for you. I have

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Keywords: clients  
Stealing Talent
  • March 13, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

There used to be an interesting job out there called “corporate headhunter” where people actually got paid to find people who rocked at their jobs and then offer them new jobs. Like some guy would call you

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I’d Like to Use One of My Sick Days, Please.
  • March 10, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

It started Friday. I woke up feeling a little dry and scratchy in the throat. I spent the day in denial, convincing myself that I must have slept with my mouth open — snoring or something.

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Well, I Guess It’s the Thought That Counts
  • March 6, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I have a post office box that I share with Mom. We’ve had the post office box for close to 20 years now because Mom lives out in the boonies and, about 20 years ago, she

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Home Alone
  • March 2, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

What am I doing here at home in the middle of my normally scheduled work day? I always advise other techs who are trying to fill space in their schedules to stay at the salon even

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Keywords: marketing/promotions  
I Taught Them Everything They Know!
  • March 2, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I’ve really wanted to talk about the HRTE (High Road to Education) event I attended in San Jose, Calif., last weekend — except now I think it’s two weekends ago? *sigh*  In case you have been

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Please Leave Your Name and Number
  • February 23, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I hate talking on the phone. Always have. Which made my mom’s life much easier while I was a teenager — back in the days of a single phone line per household and no cell phones.

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I’d Rather Be Blogging
  • February 20, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So here I am, sitting at the “Cyber Cafe” at the Stanford Medical Center. Stanford Hospital? What is this place actually called, anyway? Apparently I’m in the “hospital and clinics.” This week has been a hectic one.

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Spit It Out!
  • February 18, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

If you ever have the occasion to sit at my table during a class, don’t be surprised when I tell you to spit out your gum. In fact, why would you chew gum while you are

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Keywords: professionalism  
You Know You’re Obsessed When ...
  • February 13, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Well, I’m not sure if it’s Athena Elliott’s constant posting about how great it’s been working out for her, or if my brain is just on overdrive trying to think up new ways to take the

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Keywords: salon services  
Slightly Competitive
  • February 9, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

With all the news and gloom and whining about The Economy these days, I’ve noticed something about myself ... I might be slightly competitive. For starters, at least in my specific location, most of the individuals and

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Keywords: marketing/promotions   money  
New Polish
  • February 6, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I'm tired of carrying this polish line. You know which one I'm talking about. I know you know because we have had hundreds of debates about it on the forums.  We do not love this polish. Aside from

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
  • February 2, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

That's where the BF's family is from. (How am I supposed to say that? Any way I form that sentence to NOT end in a preposition, it sounds stupid!) It's an itty bitty town on the

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Keywords: money  
Lost and Found
  • January 30, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

The BF and I go rounds on a regular basis about the way businesses use the term “lost.” He insists that most of the time when a business says they’ve “lost” money, what they really mean

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Keywords: money  

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