It’s been a very very long time… so let me apologize for not posting anything for a while. I have had some major changes, physically and emotionally and I frankly didn’t have the “heart” in it to write, err typing something when all I wanted to do was crawl under my preverbal rock and hide. I was finding I was starting to have a “love-hate” relationship with my job and I was feeling pretty miserable about the entire idea of “working” in my industry.
It’s sad how someone and a particular environment can make you spin into a spiral of wicked bad emotions isn’t it? Okay, maybe it’s just me that gets like that? Hmm…. anyways, I was working at a place in Eastern Vancouver and I even though it was better than the “mall” (when I was threading at the local mall at the KIOSK–YUCK-YUCK-YUCK!!) it soon became obvious that promises and actions behind said promises were entirely two different animals with this owner and my boss. I spent nearly 3 years working with and around this person and I found that I was discouraged more and picked apart nearly daily and I still have a hard time understanding WHY she wanted to be so down on me. I suppose I was willing to hear it… and not fight. I don’t want conflict and I chose to just try and do my job I was there to do and leave… however, often the passive aggressive stance she had made it difficult and mentally and emotionally challenging.
For a while I found myself being very discouraged with my profession and actually feeling like I hated my job. What I have learned was and is that I didn’t and I do not hate my job… what I do dislike and have major issues with is being treated like I am a 3rd rate citizen and I am worthless and below standard. Being picked apart and told how I need to change ME daily can definitely mess with your inner self!
I was contacted by a friend in the esthetics industry, she was and is doing very well in downtown Vancouver. She was enlarging her business and wanted to see if i was interested in working with her. I was a bit leery, but, thought I would give it a look see and try. That was back in later 2014 and I found myself feeling encouraged and excited again! I was only working a few days a week initially and it felt good coming to her shop. It was a place I felt myself growing and feeling my inner confidence coming out and I was getting strong again. I was starting to love my work again.
After feeling unappreciated and finding that “my job” was secretly being advertised in the local Craigslist I felt it was time to leave the salon I was currently working at and within… I made plans and left in late December. I did however, give my 2 weeks notice only to find that I was not welcome after that shift. I have to be honest with you… I would have been shocked had she allowed me to remain my final 2 weeks! by the time I left that day she had wiped my details from the companies web page and schedule. Took away all my privileges and abilities away… I suppose she thought I’d “steal” my clients information. I guess she didn’t think I’d save that stuff before I left? I didn’t steel anything… I thread and unless she currently has or had someone… these people would be following me… regardless of how she felt. I did however, choose not to take any clients that we shared… I figured if they wanted my services again, they were smart and they’d do a search for “Threading” and would eventually find me… there’s only this shop I currently am at and the local Mall offering threading currently in Vancouver. The thing is when I left, I did my best to remain civil, yet, this person was angry and chose to tell me how I’d never amount to anything and how worthless I am. I did my best to hold myself high and walk out of there with some pride. By the end of January I was finally on my new path and had pretty much shaken the past few years and the issues that came from that place I had been in. I started to realize how happy I was to come to work again… I enjoy seeing my clients and I like being here. It’s definitely a good place for me emotionally for my working world!
SO… in case you don’t already know, I am now located in Downtown Vancouver, at a cute shop called:
Beauty by Tara Lee
1703 Broadway, Vancouver
We are open Monday-Saturdays, usually opening by 10 a.m. daily, our Saturdays differ depending on the Saturday. And we are usually here until 7 p.m. on the weeknights! The parking is good and we do accept walk-ins, although I do encourage you to make an appointment, we seem to fill up pretty quick!
You can tho to: http://www.beautybytaralee.com
We offer online scheduling, you can see when both myself (Jamie) and Tara are available and book with us, you can also text or call us! We make it really easy to make your appointment with us.
We are currently offering:
- BROW & LASH TINTING
- FULL BODY WAXING SERVICES
- BACK TREATMENTS
- MINI FACIALS (30 MIN)
- REGULAR FACIALS
The costs are very competitive and we currently offer packages for some of our threading and waxing services. If you create an account via the web page and LIKE us on Facebook… there are also specials that are announced and you are made aware of any of the deals and discounts that will often arise weekly and monthly depending on the season and service.
This is a great place and I hope you’ll take time to drop in and say HI and try out one of our great services!
You won’t be disappointed!!