16 June 2011

catching the career bug

So............................................................................................................................................

Still at the spa.
Things are going okay, I guess, but I still can't help but itch to get out of these restraints of working in such a conservative, one-sided work-place. Don't get me wrong, I love the people I work with, and I even enjoy the work. I like the make-up of course (Jane Iredale is AMAZING, even if Bare Minerals is sometimes a letdown), and the retail side of things that I'm in charge of can be fun. It gives me a chance to use numbers and some minor statistics (and we all know how much I love stats, hehe).

Nevertheless, I often get frustrated. The past few weeks, I've been required to assume a full-time receptionist role since we've lost a couple of girls up front, and the more I'm in that role, the more problems I seem to be causing. I'm not cut out to be a receptionist. Sorry. I think of myself as the more aloof, independent creative, ya know?

I can't wait until we hire a couple of new people so I can focus on why I'm there-- um, the make-up.

Also, I've been "training" to be the secondary spraytan person... I don't even like tans. Anyone who sees me will know that I know next to nothing about a healthy golden body. I am paaaaasty, and I like it. Now, ask me about a good bronzer, and I'm all over it. I'm just not a spraytan kind of girl.

I guess it would help if I'd take out my airbrush again and actually try to use it. I haven't really had time...

In other news, I'm throwing around the idea of going to cosmetology school while I'm down here... I have been lusting after doing freelance full-time (especially since I just can't seem to get used to just being a beauty mua), and I would be losing a LOT of opportunities by (a) not being able to understand a thing about hairstyling, and (b) not being licensed. All the lovely ladies out there who monopolize the freelance industry in LR are certified (to the best of my knowledge), and they are often hired for hair AND make-up.

So.

Much as I reeeeeeally don't want to be labeled a "cosmetologist", I may end up needing it. Plus, I can demand higher pay with the certification.

Unfortunately, I still want to go to a make-up school. And Ben still needs to find a job. One thing at a time, though...

Kristi, if you read this, I miss you.

Beks