my store has an attached salon to it so as a retail worker i get a discount in the hair salon and stylists get discounts in the store. i booked my first ever appointment since it was a discount day (and there’s no way i can afford a 75$ wash/cut ALONE on a normal day) and at the end of my appointment was asked if i wanted to rebook. I said no, because again, on my min wage pt-time salary with under 18/week hours, I can’t afford it.
I then got pulled aside by the salon manager and “talked to” about how they absolutely do not allow employees to walk out without rebooking. She said “we’re” going to be back away so we have to rebook after each appointment. Literally said we aren’t allowed to not rebook. She then compared it to getting people to use/sign up for the rewards account up at the register, and rebooking at the salon is the same thing…. like I GET that it’s important for the stylists to have rebooks but at the same time it doesn’t cost me 75$+ to use my FREE rewards account for my usual 5-10$ purchases on the retail side of our store. I had NO idea that it was like some law-binding rule that I had to make another appointment or else I would have NEVER tried out the salon on the once a year discount day (75% off of the regular price… so yeah… THAT I could afford).
I have really bad anxiety and she was hounding me for 15 minutes in front of other customers telling me as an employee I need to rebook so I stupidly agreed to make another appointment. My stomach has been in literal knots because I NEED to get out of this next appointment WITHOUT rescheduling it and I have no fucking idea how I’m going to do that without having everyone pissed off at me because we do work rather closely with the salon people, too. FML!!!