Empty Nest Syndrome
  • Maggie Franklin
  • July 29, 2014

Well...my Baby Bird has flown north for the winter. Yeah, I know that’s not how most birds do it. It’s also not a seasonal stay; she’s headed off to a new life in Montana.

This leaves me alone in my little salon. 

I miss Baby Bird, but I haven’t decided if I miss having another tech in the salon or not. It’s kinda nice to have the place to myself again. But it’s also kinda eerily quiet and no one’s here to laugh at my jokes or tell me how awesome I am.

And so begins the process of looking for another tech to take her place.

I went into the first employee situation with my eyes wide open — I knew it was going to be a learning experience. And WHEW! Was it ever!

I don’t think I’m ready to play Mama Bird. I need a partner in crime, someone who has some salon experience and can keep up with me a little better.

It takes a lot of time to train and mentor someone at the same time that you are busy singing for your own supper. 

I know it’s gonna take a long time to find staff members who fit just right, and I expect a high turnover rate, and even a fair amount of drama. (I’m tired just thinking about it.) But I have a big vision that’s going to require expansion.

Gotta start somewhere. Might as well start searching again before I get too comfortable being an only child again.

Keywords:   employee issues  

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