- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
Ok bees, I need your advice! I apologize in advance, it may be long.
I am a Hairstylist, and I own my own business for makeup and hair. I am technically not fully licensed yet, as in Ontario, we have to complete 2000 hours in a salon as an assistant to get the right to write our license. However, I am still able to do pretty much everything a licensed stylist can do, spare a few things.
Anyways, I’ve been looking for over 2 years now for a salon that I could do my hours in part time. Last October, I had an interview at a salon. It was an 8 week temp position, but I figured it’s something. I didn’t get the position, as they needed an immediate start, and I couldn’t get time off work to start immediately. Flash forward to last week, they had another opening, this time for a permanent position. It is part time leading to full time. She told me it’s down to myself and one other girl, with her favouring me because of my experience and education.
The lady called me tonight, and asked me to come in tomorrow for an interview. I said yes of course, and as I was talking to her, she told me her assistant is going back to school full time in September so she needs someone. So I assume this means part time this summer, leading to FT in September. Great, right?
Except, I made the decision in February to go back to school in the fall full time as well, to get a diploma in Advertising (3 yrs) as I felt I needed some type of business training to branch out with my own business and eventually start a cosmetic line.
So basically what I’m trying to ask is, in your honest opinion, should I bring up that I’m furthering my education in September too? I have a strong feeling she won’t hire me if I do tell her. I feel awkward about it, knowing I may have to quit in September (I’d prefere to stay on p/t but she may need f/t only), however on the other hand, these would be hours I need to write my license, and when I do so, I get $3000 from the government for completing my apprenticeship. Which is one full year of school, and that’s one of the biggest problems right now, is lacking money to pay for tuition. Not only that, but it would expose me to even more clientele, and it’s something I’ve been dreaming about for so long now.
Friends and my SO keep telling me to not mention it, and if I get hired which is a strong possiblity, then tell her in August that I got a late acceptance to the program. I just don’t want to burn bridges!