Great Clips — employee treatment
I was hired at Great Clips in Tucson Arizona in Feb 2011. I was interviewed by two managers at two separate Great Clips, within a two day period. Keep in mind it's like summer here in Tucson, even in Feb. so, I was wearing half sleeves, both interviews.
I was called by Mandy, and told I had the job. (on a Sunday) Monday, I got a call from my family that my Mom had choked, and was rushed to the hospital, she was w/out oxygen for over 20 minutes. I was told it didn't look good, as she was in a coma, and to get back to my hometown (900 miles away) I called Mandy, and told her what had happened, she stated "don't worry, take care of things, you will have your job waiting when you get back. Before leaving that day, I went to meet a 3rd manager, to fill out my paperwork, I was given no start date at that time, except that they wanted me to start training right away. I filled out me paperwork, and read in the, what seemed like hundreds of pages, no visible tattoos, yet all my tattoos are visible, and were for all the interviews. I told her, and she said "well they must have known, hiring you" so that was that, and I left for my long drive.
four days later, while in the hospital, I received a text to call Mandy, I couldn't because I had not left the hospital for so long, I needed to charge my phone. She said to call her at six. I did. She said, very sarcastically, "oh, your phones charged now, huh?...well, we are no longer able to offer you employment, because you have tattoos" WHAT?! She saw them days ago...now that I'm with my Mom in a coma, all deals are off? Yes.
My Mom passed away, but just maybe she was protecting me from a tasteless, obviously, classless company, that are all about the bottom line, money, with little regard for the pain of losing a parent, or any loved one, for that matter.
I am glad, even though I now have to find another job in this economy, that I didn't settle for a 12 minute haircut company, with obviously terribly trained managers.
Great Clips, in my opinion, is shameful!