Turning Down Stalkers at Your Work Place

thechairrsays By thechairrsays, 11th Aug 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I ‘grown up watching Tin Tin, Tom & Jerry, ScoobyDoo and the last of my cartoon series was Pokemon. If you have watched it you will know that it is about a young boy who fascinates about these amazing creatures with different powers, each is very different from the other.

Turning Down Stalkers at Your Work Place

I ‘grown up watching Tin Tin, Tom & Jerry, ScoobyDoo and the last of my cartoon series was Pokemon. If you have watched it you will know that it is about a young boy who fascinates about these amazing creatures with different powers, each is very different from the other.

Today with the advent of Tinder, Hinge and several other internet dating sites I guess we resonate our world to the cartoon series. We want to date several men and/or women, move around and have fun, but with so much of exposure and interaction we have forgotten where to draw the line.We try to pick up interesting ‘pokemons’ of the same and/or opposite sex at all places including salons, making the life of our hairdressers miserable.

Across several unisex salons, it is taught by their management that hairdressers need to talk to their clients to keep them entertained while their haircut is being done, these talks might be about general things like fashion, movies, sports, etc. Some clients do not understand that these are strategies by the brand for customer retention and they mistake this small talk for friendliness and more. This makes the hairdresser desirable by the client, the more beautiful or handsome the hairdresser, the harder he or she will be hit on after the mundane talks are over.

So ladies & gentlemen, we’ve experimented most of these ways to turn down stalkers at Salons. Some if it might be difficult to apply as you might think it will cost you business but better safe than sorry…

#Be Professional
From the time you have been asked by a client whether you,’ dating someone or not?’ be precautious as he or she might be on the verge of looking out. Be professional from the time you have been asked out for coffee, do say it’s your work place and you come there to make a living not date clients as its against company policy which might have a life term impact on your career as you might just lose your job for being unprofessional. Further, do not accept offers of just being friends as the client might think that they have time to change your mind, this will string them on further to buy time and hit on you harder. A firm NO from the start results in no hard feelings, the clients understand their mistakes and visits you only for your professional services thereafter.

#Not Interested
Every person who hits on you does not need an explanation for a refusal. Just keeping it simple would work out. First tell them you don’t find them compatible for anything serious, and besides you’re dating someone already. Get them off your back before they start sniffing your avoidance as hints and reaching your home.

#Switch Last Moment
If your client insists on an appointment with you and your boss does not want to lose out on business, do give an appointment and at the last moment switch it with your co-worker. Be around when the service is being done but be working on another client, and as soon as they finish their jobs complement on how craftily their hair has been cut and endorse your co-worker over yourself for having better skills.

#Sob Story
Be creative, come up with a sob story that you have failed miserably in love and now looking out for someone to get married (unless you’re married already). Dates are a thing of the past and only arrange marriages where you’ll be a perfect Indian partner who worships his or her partneris your aim. The more the tears alongside your story, the more the client will avoid you, nobody wishes to be with a perennially sad person.

#Wear A Ring
This doesn’t work for most men or women because they find it even more exciting to fish for forbidden prospects, but you can always try and just show a ring the moment you’re approached saying ‘Sorry but I’m happily married with a child’.

#Avoid Contact
When the client visits your salon avoid eye contact completely, if you are the one doing his or her hair maintain distance, don’t get pally and this time around don’t talk, speak only when you are spoken to and a one word answer like ’Yes’ or ‘No’ would be better to show that you’re clearly not interested.

#Pretend Dumb
If the client doesn’t get it at all that you’re not interested, stop reacting. Pretend to be stupid and smile at everything. Stop making sense. If he talks about a good place for coffee, talk about how you cat is down with piles and it’s so difficult to take care of her. Finally the client will get tired of trying.

#Not My Type
Play it smart with your client, make him understand that you are not his type. Instead of blaming it on the client blame it on yourself and say that you a average looking person, struggling everyday to make ends meet and since the client can afford an expensive salon like the one you working in, make him relies that he will find several people better than yourself as you just not up to his standards. Reverse psychology works in most cases.

#No Social Media Contact. Ever.
You have to make sure that the person interested in you does not have your phone number,facebook or other social media profile details. Even if he or she does contact you on social media make sure you don’t reply to messages cause if you do they might think he or she has a chance with you and this might backfire. Just block all communication completely and let the infatuation fade away naturally.

#Be Oblivious
If the client is very persistent to date you, he or she might visit your salon regularly which will definitely create awkward moments since you have denied dates already. At such time give them a cold shoulder and do report to your immediate bosses about your clients behavior.

#Tell Your Boss
Most people are humane about these things and will support you by giving you a replacement co-worker. I’v known of managers who’ve politely spoken to the client as well saying that this isn’t appreciated and will not be taken lightly if its continued. Having said that, we’re not all lucky about these things and might have a blank response or even worse, a reply saying ‘good, get more tips’. The world is full of all kinds of people.

#Avoid Last Appointments
Do not accept appointments from the stalker client as your last ones for the day because there are chances they might offer to take you out for coffee after work, offer to give you a lift home or even wait outside the venue for you to wrap up and come out of the spa that you work at. Avoid staying back too late or even leaving the premises alone, tag along with a co-worker and get off midway if the direction of the homes is not the same.

If none of these works then I guesses you’ve got a stalker, immediately get yourself a refraining order for this person and learn muay-thai (the art of self defense).

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