We Are Sunshine

My Letter to You, the Employee

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

By Scott Nichols, salon GM and consultant

My usual articles are geared towards owners, upper management and sometimes store managers. This article is different. This time I want to talk directly to the employee, the Gen-Z generation. For a vast majority of employees, the tanning industry won’t be their “career” job, and that is okay! I understand that, and I hope you do as well. But, that doesn’t mean an employee can’t learn something from this job. The sad truth is that a lot of adults think the Gen-Z generation is lost. Maybe it is, and maybe it isn’t (and that’s for another article), but my goal with this article is to pass some tips and ideas that can put Gen-Z in a great situation for the future.

In this industry, the employees we hire face different types of challenges than your typical nine-to-five job. We have nights, weekends and in most cases a location with only one employee working for a good part of the year. I will admit these don’t sound much like a challenge, but they can be! Let me run just two scenarios by you.

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