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Review by Karen1234 on 2013-06-30
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SALON, SOUTH CAROLINA -- I just don't understand the way JCPennys pay the girls in the Salon. I worked there for a month and had to leave. I made a little over $200.00 every week. That's really an embarrassment. Either you get commission or salary but even when you're getting commission, you still have to work. Meaning, fold towels, wash, dust things that the girls on the floor are getting paid to do. They don't pay the salon like that . I'm letting stylist know they don't want to work there. That's a shame and a disgrace how they pay a salon worker. It would be better if they got salary plus commission on the head they do and commission on retail. Those girls work so hard for that little bit of money and they have to meet a goal before they even get a commission. I wish them good luck with keeping stylist with that pay scale that is so sad.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-07-01
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2013-07-01:
What position were you working? If the place isn't busy, I can see them having the girls clean up around the place. Many places doesn't like to have employees doing nothing. I'm not saying they don't work for their money, but if it's between appointments, I can see them wanting to keep them busy. I've known people who are hair stylists and most of them are responsible for cleaning their own areas...sweeping, dusting, etc. But, if you don't feel you're being paid what you're worth, it's best that you did quit after a month...you need to find a place that you're happy working for. Good luck to you.
Posted by yoke on 2013-07-01:
That seems the norm for alot of salons. I was shocked when my niece told me a similar story about her salon. The salon pays them commission, but they are expected to do all these other things. Since their commission is pretty low and most of the time not even minimum wage seems unfair to make them answer the phone while also waiting on customers. Her salon did not have a person answering phones because the owner wanted to save money. When she gave her 2 week notice she was no longer allowed to do hair and was there to answer phones and do laundry. Since she was not doing clients she got no commission which means no pay. She left after the second day of volunteer work.

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