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redrum

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I just started as a bather in a well established salon.  So far I love it.  I have only been there a week and they are talking about training me to open the salon and giving me a set of keys.  My husband and I thought that was strange since I have only been there 1 week.  Then I read this thread and now I know how hard it is to find a decent employee.  I honestly never knew so many people just suck.  I was raised with a very strong work ethic, my father drilled that into my head.  Its so weird how others don't have that-sad really.  Well for all of you groomers out there, decent bathers do exist!! 


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OMG! Reading these posts about bad everyones bad employees makes me feel better. I am not glad you have bad employees, but at least I see that it is not just me. I have 4 employees and at least every other week I want to just get rid of all of them and go back to working by myself. I ran the salon by myself for 2 years before I hired a groomer to work with me. I only hired her because I was booked solid 7 weeks out and had a huge waiting list of clients wanting to get in. That is the reason I hired the second groomer also. however, for some reason my employees want to tell me how to run the business. "you are not doing this right, you should be doing this, this business is not going anyway unless you change this!" (they say) What? I have been in biz for 6 years and the only reason I have hired them is because we are so busy!
lorie

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HI dewey! Nice to see some posting around here!
I was by myself for a long time then hired a young girl to help me because she was so interested in the business. She was 13 when she started. First, she just helped around the shop, then became a very good bather.
But then, well she grew into a teenager, and all of a sudden she knew everything, I felt I didn't know her anymore. She got sneaky and careless.
I warned her, but no improvement, so I let her go. There was more drama with MOm and Dad sticking up for their "baby".
I dislike young teenage girls, I wasn't the most pleasant one either..

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I've been bathing dogs for two years, and never missed a day of work. I'm a pretty good bather, and not awful at brushing out. I do nails and glands.
But I know....young teenage girls must be better....cause I'm a 53 year old GUY.

 I got involved in this industry when I left my job Plumbing, and started a business for my girlfriend, and she left her successful business to be able to work 
with me all day, every day...so here I am, learning to groom dogs. 
 
 
MsAcer

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Hello! Welcome here.
I'd take a adult who knows how to work over a teenage girl anyday
SigTyr

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Thanks, it's good to be here.
RC

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I started grooming school around your age and have been grooming ever since....and I'm a goy too
SigTyr

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RC- Any advice is always welcome.  My girlfriend has been doing this for 28 years, and I'm apprenticing, and I watch dvd's. 

 
lorie

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My hubby was a builder but not much work the last year or so. He is becoming a pretty good bather at 56 and it's nice to have someone strong around He also cleans the shop at the end of the day. But he moves my stuff around, I don't like that much at all.
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