So, i have been informed of two things. Two things which I am entirely displeased with. My campus manager was contacted and asked to share these two things with me in order for me to correct them on my blog. Side note, she was also unaware of these two things, but being that this is the first time she’s had to deal with a Master Designer, I forgive her. SOOO To please those who shall not be named, I give you the following corrected information.
A) As a Master Designer, you get ONE prize. Forever. No Matter How Many Times You Complete It. One Prize. UNO. That’s it. Make it good. SOOOOO, since I made Master my first time on the floor, I chose the rainbow titanium shears, thinking that I could get the ANDIS Clippers next time. Much to my dismay, all I get are the shears – no matter how many times I make Master, I’ll not get another prize. BOOOOO.
and B) You get ONE trip. It was originally my goal to make Master in June/July to qualify for the hair show in Minnesota in September and then do it again in December for the trip to Chicago, however, if I do that and go to Minnesota, I will be unable to qualify for the trip to Chicago in March. SOOOO, looks like I’ll be sabotaging myself until December, then I’ll qualify in December/January for the trip to Chicago.
BUT, I did learn that if you graduate with Master Designer status and have done at least $6,000 in services, you can qualify for a $500 scholarship directly from Regency…btw, that averages out to roughly $500 a month for a year – which puts part time students in Master category…and since I will be sabotaging myself, I probably won’t get that.
Why would I sabotage myself you may ask? I wouldn’t really…except for in June/July because I don’t want to qualify for the trip to Minnesota. I want to go to Chicago.
My point is this, now that I’ve made Master Designer – there is absolutely no incentive to do it again (except in December/January) because I get nothing except a “flexible dress code” – which is nice, but unnecessary – and a spiffy nametag that says “Master Designer” (i think, not sure cause we have to order it)…. I don’t get another prize, or another t-shirt, or another makeup kit. Everything is one-per-student-per-life.
I’d understand if you had thousands of students making it to Master – but you don’t. I think that every month that we meet those qualifications, we should be awarded…but, that’s just me.
Nevermind that everyone in the company that i’ve spoken my plans to has never corrected me by saying, “oh, you only get one prize” or “oh, by the way, you only get one trip”… it’s always been “that’s a perfect plan!” but hey, i’m just busting my butt trying to make goals that get me nothing now.
I just figure, if I’m making Regency a minimum of $590 a month ($500 in services & 12% retail), they could at least shuck me out something worth $25-$50 (the ANDIS Beauty Master clipper is around $40.00ish through Amazon and ANDIS, the rainbow titanium shears run around $25-$40 depending on the brand, the Hot Tools Set is probably around the same…etc. no more than $50 i’d assume – not to mention they buy in bulk so its probably cheaper for them).
OH, and my shears are on backorder so there’s no telling when I’ll actually get them.
You all know i’m a prize-whore and an attention-seeker… its my love language. Now, I have nothing to work towards until December, so what do i do for the next 6 months? I’m open to suggestions…and please don’t tell me to do it just for the satisfaction of doing it. If I’m doing that much work in the school while i’m on the floor, I’m not having ANY time to practice my state board head…so, i really can find other things to do if i don’t have appointments every day…it’s nice to work on humans though i just really have no need to push my books to the limit right now –
Salon Faire is next week and I’m UBER excited…I’ll be sure to post pictures.