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These are complaints about my manager, who we will call Charles. I work at a small salon that he owns (he owns two) and he started off super nice, if not a little creepy and moody.


Charles and the Attack on My Hair:

Tl;dr- I'm insulted and almost fired because I got a different stylist to cut my hair and wouldn't let him pressure me to change.


I have a black undercut, I have had a black undercut for about a year. The way my hair grows makes it super annoying to have the shaved side longer than about a quarter inch. When I started I needed a hair cut badly, so Charles said he would do it, I explained the way I liked my side kept and he told me that I was being too controlling and he wouldn't cut my hair at all if I told him what to do. So I let him do his thing and it looked like shit. I booked in over and over with him to get it recut and dyed but my appointment was deleted every time. So last week I booked in with one of our female stylists.

When I got there Charles came over and asked what I was doing, I said I was just touching up what I currently had, he told me to do something else. I thought he was joking so I said "Haha only if she'll dye my bangs pink". Later on he came back and sent my stylist away. He told me I was being too rigid and wasn't willing to change because I didn't want to tint my hair green and change my style (what he wanted), he told me I was standoffish and was bad for business.

So I get everything done the way I want and I go to leave. As I pass him he says, "Oh... it's so short." I ignored it and walked to the front. He leaves his fucking client and follows me up and then proceeds to tell me in front of three other employees and a client that my hair cut is "not allowed" and that "we don't do that here" and then proceeds to list off a bunch of arbitrary shit I'm not allowed to do with my appearance because it's apparently the dress code for reception. A dress code that neither I nor the other long time receptionist had ever been informed of. It's hair. It'll grow back.

He told my hairstylist that he hired me for my aesthetic and that he didn't even want me working there if I looked the way I do.then proceeded to treat me like garbage for the rest of the week and yell at me for every little thing whether or not I had done it.


Charles the Creeper:

My roommate works across the street from me as a graphic designer and also does freelance work. Charles wanted to hire her to do some work for him and every time they meet he acts super creepy towards her. She told me that they were talking business and he went off on a tangent about his girlfriend Angela, who also works with us, about how sexy she is and how she's such a freak in bed. Then he says to my roommate "oh I know you're a freak in bed too ;)". He always goes on to me about how she's so innocent and naive and how he's corrupting her innocent mind. Sorry dude, you aren't. He also asks me super creepy sexual questions a lot and hits on me, he knows I have a boyfriend but still finds a way to imply that I want him and that I sleep around with my guy friends and that's why I have so many (5... I have 5.)


Tbh I want to quit but it's such a chill job and I make okay money. Plus I've had so many jobs that I've hit the point of diminishing return. Maybe when I go back to school I can go back to Starbucks or something.
I'll preface this by saying that I'm twenty years old, currently getting university credits so I can get into a degree program, and I've had an obscene amount of jobs (for various reasons, mostly that I'm flighty and get bored/fed up with my jobs). Anyways, for the lazy:

tl;dr- coworkers tell me I'd be bad at what I want to do and insist I should be a hair stylist instead, won't leave me alone about it.


I want to get an education degree, and I completely understand that it's not entirely likely that I'll get into teaching for real, but I'd really like to try. Plus, where I live, almost any degree can get you a not shitty job. The topic of school and future plans often comes up at work and most of the conversations go something like this:

"So Nicole, what are you going to school for?"

"Oh, I'm just doing open studies right now but I'd like to go into education."

"Oh.Really?"

"Yeah, I know it's not super likely or anything to actually get into it, but I'd like to try. And if that doesn't work I do have other options."

This is usually where they cut me off to rant about how "oh I know person in [small town] that couldn't get into teaching and now they work at a restaurant forever!!!!", "I know someone who could only get in because [family member] was the principal!", "You really wouldn't want to do that</> would you?".

But most of them tend to just take me saying that I have other options as "give me as much advice as possible". Most of these aren't even suggestions, they're "You wouldn't like that, you should be a hairstylist. I can see you doing it. You'd be much better at that."

Thanks for the encouragement guys :thumbsup: It wouldn't be so annoying if they just made suggestions instead of cutting me off to tell me what I should do with my life and telling me I'd be shit at what I want to do. It wouldn't bother me so much if I didn't have to explain my reasoning and defend it daily and to the same people.

The thing is, most of the people lecturing me are in their late twenties to early thirties, never gone to school, working at a restaurant and involved in pyramid schemes. I don't want their shitty advice.

Jesus Christ leave me alone.



Bonus complaint: I lost thirty pounds (:dummy:) but now none of my clothes fit me. I finally look hot but none of my clothes compliment that (including my $200 now too big corset :iconsadtardplz:) and I'm too broke for new clothes. Baaaw
I don't do anything on this account anymore. Tumblr has stolen all of my time and I still can't draw. Whoops.
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Another-Hitchhiker Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Writer
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NikkiXKaila Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Never forget.
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NikkiXKaila Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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NikkiXKaila Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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MeltingCORE Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Have I told you that you're a good critique-r? If not, well, you are. We need more people like you around DA. Have a llama. : D
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NikkiXKaila Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh, well thank you! :) It's probably just because I'm blunt and unafraid to tell people things xD But thank you :D
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MeltingCORE Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome. : )

Sometimes certain people need the blunt-ness. *cough*almosteverymangaartistonthissite*cough*
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NikkiXKaila Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I completely agree xD
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Thanks for the fav!
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DigitalSp0rk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
UGH. LIKE SERIOUSLY WHY HAVEN'T YOU CALLED ME IN FOREVER
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NikkiXKaila Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I DON'T EVEN KNOW. YOU KNOW ME, I DON'T LIKE STARTING THINGS :C CALL ME. TEXT ME. SOOOOMEEETHINNGGGG.
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DigitalSp0rk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
UGH BABE I'M SO SORRY. I WAS GOING TO GIFT YOU A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP AND THEN GET ME ONE FREE BUT I THOUGHT I HAD NOTHING IN MY PAYPAL BUT I DID AND IT ENDED YESTERDAY I'M SORRYYYYYY
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NikkiXKaila Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
IT'S OKAY DUDE, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. MAYBE IF THEY HAVE IT AGAIN <3
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nicegal1 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
NO DONT CRY!
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