Suntan City — never work at stc
I've been working at STC for about 3 months now and I can honestly say it is the WORST place to work. I have never been treated so unfairly by any of my past employers. The hours suck & the rate of pay is terrible, might I add that there are several girls that work with me that have been there for a few weeks & make more than I do. The district manager, Amy(she calls herself "The bomb.com"), is nothing but a complete b***h to everyone, including the clients. I'm sorry but snapping your fingers while shouting out demands, calling your employees "lazy" and "stupid", and throwing hissy fits & throwing binders across the salon, screaming "I'M OVER IT!" is NO WAY to treat your employees. And she was just promoted to DISTRICT MANAGER! Wow, way to go STC! You have yourself a winner! I'm sorry, but I do not get paid enough to put up with that kind of treatment. Yes, the employees get to tan for free & get great discounts, but I promise you it is not worth it. I cannot count on both hands how many girls have actually walked out & quit because of Amy. She is nothing but a fake, Jersey Shore wannabe piece of trash. I have heard her tell other Salon Directors to write an employee up for no reason at all, "but to make it seem like its for a good reason so I can get rid of her." She has an issue with not liking certain employees, including myself, so she personally picks on them & makes them do the most degrading things. I was actually just told by a fellow employee of mine that she is trying to get rid of me simply because "she does not like me." Not to mention, she bends & breaks several rules at STC. Employees are not allowed to tan between the hours of 4 pm & 8 pm because those are the busiest times of day. Amy will just enter herself manually through the T-Max system, grab a bottle of lotion off the shelf & take it to her tanning room, then when she is done, puts it back on the shelf for someone to buy! So I would just like to say Amy, the day you fire me will also be the day I kick your fake a** followed by me spitting in your face.
Also, if you do not sell a lotion, you get punished, written up, & more than likely fired. You are constantly under pressure & being criticized about selling anything & everything in the salon, which I understand is how they make their money, but NO ONE wants to buy a lotion every single time they come in! Especially if they had just bought one the day before, seriously who has money to spend like that EVERY single day?! If I didn't work there & was just a regular client, I would NEVER want to go in there just because they are SO pushy about lotions & other products! I personally am not a person like that & I cannot stand people who are. STC will go above & beyond when trying to trick their clients into buying products, like lying to you & telling you what YOU want to hear about a lotion or any of the products. For instance, several girls at my store will tell you they use Luminary or Blend Face or the UV teeth whitening system just so the client will buy it! If they spent half as much on actually paying us a good rate of pay as they do on our stupid "training seminars" the story might be a little different, but its not! My point being is NEVER work at Suntan City, especially in Knoxville, TN, unless you want to work the worst hours for minimum wage & get treated like you are a slave by the biggest, fakest ### in Tennessee!