There’s a sticky note on my desk that has a name and number on it. It’s my handwriting, and I’m 100% sure it wasn’t there this morning, but I made the mistake of not writing anything else on the paper, and I can’t even remember writing the damn note, so I have no idea what or who it’s for.
I just gave it to Evan, because for some reason I feel it might be for him, and he’s awesome because he’s calling to feel them out and see why they called in a “hey, I found this note at my station” kind of way so I don’t have to.
I suck at phones.
I’m usually very good with numbers, especially when it comes to money, but I’ve been dealing with so many figures and spreadsheets and all this shit that I just fucked up quite badly on giving Evan his payout!
Evan gets 60% and I get 40%. The customer was charged $20 for a piercing (on special) and gave him a $5 tip. So 60% of $20 is $12 + $5 = $17, right? Right.
I handed him $13 instead, which is my 40% cut plus $5. After giving him the money and going into my office, I started to put the paper away and realized that was wrong.
Knowing that my brain is mush, I decide to use the calculator just in case and somehow ended up with $21 on the screen.
I didn’t bother doing the math in my head because I trusted the calculator. I go out front with a $20 bill and ask Evan for the $10 and two of the $1s back. He and Ryan start chuckling as I explain it to them, and Evan looks up at me and says, “Now you’re overpaying me. It’s $17.”
I still have no idea what I did on the calculator to end up with $21.
you know what you shouldnt do? constantly tell your child how expensive they are to take care of. because eventually, that child gets scared of asking for money, and doesnt feed themself at school, doesnt go places with their friends that require money, because they dont want to be expensive. it really does get into their minds, that theyre too much money and that they shouldnt do anything.
Bonus: don’t spoil your child out of guilt and then tell them how expensive spoiling them is and how “unappreciative” they are because that will mess them up mentally too.
Parents don’t like to tell their kids no, so they use excuses like “it’s too expensive” or “we don’t have the money.” And even if it’s a valid excuse, it ends up hurting kids. There’s no good reason for it.
Instead of being chicken shit, my mom just said “no” when I would ask if I could have something, and I had no clue we were so broke we couldn’t afford toys and clothes that didn’t come from the thrift store, so I was never scared about money.
She also helped me learn how to be appreciative instead of getting pissed at me when I wasn’t appreciative. Kids have to learn these things because you’re not born with appreciation or kindness. Belittling them only teaches them how to fake things to appease people instead of helping them learn how to feel it and truly care.
mayalaen: I don’t like to brag, but in order to fill you in on everything it’s kinda gonna have to sound like bragging here. Within the first two years of business, I had put two of the biggest tattoo supply shops in the state out of business. More recently, we’ve put another three smaller shops …
I don’t like to brag, but in order to fill you in on everything it’s kinda gonna have to sound like bragging here. Within the first two years of business, I had put two of the biggest tattoo supply shops in the state out of business. More recently, we’ve put another three smaller shops out …