Do you find this offensive?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do you find it offensive when nail techs speak in other languages in front of customers?
    Yes, its rude. : (114 votes)
    50 %
    Nope, I find no problem with it. : (113 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    No, not offensive though I preferred if they didn’t so I wouldn’t worry if they were making fun of me or something. Though the texting while doing your mani is very unprofessional, hasn’t happened to me though.

    Post # 3
    Member
    234 posts
    Helper bee

    Nail salons are typically owned and run by families. They aren’t going to speak their broken non-native english to their family, that would take too long to convey the message.

    I think the iPhone thing is a little rude though. Especially if shes doing toes, ew.

    Post # 5
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    13019 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think it’s more nasty than rude if I were to stop touching someones feet then place my hands on my phone.  But no, I dont think it’s offensive to speak another language in front of me.  It’s (assuming the sterotypical immigrant filled Asian nail salon) obviously the language they are more comfortable with and has nothing to do with me what language they speak.  If it were a social setting where a group is conversing with each other, including me, then yes, it would be rude.

    It’s harder than you think to just speak English, especially if it’s a second language.  Even though Im more comfortable with English now being born here, my instinct is my native (since I did not actually learn English first) language with my parents, even with my husband around that doesnt understand.  He hates and has to remind me all the time.

    Post # 6
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    3960 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Barbiestylez:   I find it rude, especially when the people involved exchanges a few sentences in another language and then LAUGH hysterically.   

    Post # 10
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it’s ridiculous that so many people are offended by people GASP speaking a language other than English.  If you think they’re being rude, learn their language so you can eavesdrop.  It’s easy. 

    The cell phone thing, on the other hand, would piss me off.  Say something!

    Post # 11
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Barbiestylez:  I do think it’s rude, because if you remove the fact that they’re speaking a different language, they shouldn’t be chatting away when they’re supposed to giving you a service, they should be either talking to you/concentrating on the work. The language thing is just an added factor. My FI is Ukranian, and his dad’s family can’t speak English, so it’s quite isolating for me when we visit, as I feel excluded and a bit paranoid. I totally agree Barbz!

    Post # 12
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    3960 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Barbiestylez:   It seems unprofessional to me.  At a salon, the customer should feel at least somewhat pampered, that’s part of what keeps us coming back.  LOL

    Not the uncomfortable feeling that the nail techs are saying, in another language, “look at her muffin top!  and the clothes – did she get dressed in the dark?”  Followed by peals of laughter.  Not good customer service.  

    Post # 14
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    42546 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t see the conversation in their own language any differently than the dentist and their assistant chatting away while I have my mouth propped open and they are working on my teeth.

    I do think it’s rude for anyone to take or make a phone call while someone is paying for their services. I should not have to wait while they have a personal conversation or text.

    I really don’t care about them getting anything from my feet on their phone. That’s their problem if they decide to take or make a call. I DO care about the possible bacteria they may transfer to my feet from their phone. I insist that they wash their hands before coming back to me, just as I ask the dental office staff to wash their hands before re-gloving if they are called away from the chair.

     

     

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