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Many salon owners are now having their employees become booth renters. This sudden switch can be incredibly stressful for professionals who have had their entire lives turned upside down by COVID-19. In this article, we will talk about why these employers are making this sudden change and what it means to be self-employed.
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely because you’re having to make a lot of difficult, unpleasant decisions after learning some uncomfortable truths about your pre-COVID financial situation, so let’s talk about how to announce necessary pay cuts, layoffs, and price increases professionally and what steps to take to ensure you do so correctly.
If you’re seeking comfort, look elsewhere. I’m a pessimistic realist and I’m not pulling any punches today. None of us has time to waste on carefully crafted introductions that state the obvious, so let’s get right to it: Now that COVID-19 has upended everything, what the hell do we do as individuals, employees, employers, small business owners, parents, and as an industry overall? What can we expect over the next few years?