As John F Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life”, we must learn to embrace it without being much affected by the memories of what was or the fear of what will be. As such, change is also the only constant in an individual’s professional life and as you switch from one job to another, it is important to do so gracefully. That being said, if you work in the beauty and wellness industry and are planning to quit your current salon to move elsewhere, you might want to follow certain guidelines to ensure a seamless and dignified parting.
The Exit Strategy
Regardless of whether you are absolutely fed up of your existing salon job or are planning to move on to bigger and better prospects, quitting a job essentially comes with the hope for a promising tomorrow. While quitting a job is something that people do all the time, there are different ways in which people offer their resignations to their employer. In some cases, it is the culmination of all the ugly things that have happened to you at your workplace that instigate you to literally storm out of your boss’s cabin after filing your resignation. At other times, it involves a carefully drawn out strategy of intimating your manager with your plan well in advance and taking care of your profile hand over before you leave. If you are planning to quit your salon job, it is important to leave on good terms with your current employer to ensure that he or she can be a great positive reference for your future prospects. By ensuring that you maintain a healthy relationship with your previous employer you are essentially giving them a reason to refer your loyal clients to your new place of work.
The Notice Period
As a general rule of thumb, an employee is typically required to offer a minimum of two week’s notice to his or her employer in case of a resignation. The two-week notice period is usually regarded as a basic professional courtesy through which you not only intimate your employer of your plans of quitting but also provide them abundant time to fill up the vacancy that you would be leaving behind. It also enables your employer to carry out all the associated formalities in a timely manner and make the transition hassle free.While there is no legal rule that necessarily requires you to serve a two week’s notice period, it is usually a matter of understanding and regard for your current employer. In addition to this, it is only polite to let your boss know about your plans of quitting to ensure that the clients do not end up suffering for lack of adequate manpower in the salon. By providing a two-week notice to your employer, you can help make the process smoother while ensuring that your professional relationships are not hampered in anyway.
When you inform your manager of your intention to quit the salon, it is most likely that they will enquire about your reasons for doing so. At this point of time, you need to be completely honest with your intentions and provide accurate feedback on how exactly you felt while working with him or her. Once you are through with this discussion, you might want to touch upon the fate of your existing clientele. If there is a contract in place that restricts you from contacting your clients outside of your job at the salon, you need to stick to it. However, if there is no such contract, you might discuss with your employer about whether or not you may contact and serve your clients even when you have quit the job.