Post # 1
I have been a hair stylist for 3 years now and work at a commission based salon and honestly it’s not as glamorous as a lot of people think. The work environment In most salons is horrible and the one I am particularly at is so unorganized (40 employees with NO manager) it can Be exhausting and I have no benefits from work such as insurance.
I have the opportunity to work as a teller at a credit union working a better schedule, 2 and a half weeks of paid vacation and they pay for health and dental insurance! I know that both of these jobs have their pros and cons, has anyone worked as a teller? Did they love it or did they hate it? I would love to hear anyone’s experience as working as one.
Post # 2
Not me, but my mum has on and off for years, and loves it! She did it straight out of school until having children, did some other things while we were growing up, but went back to being a teller when my brother and I were in our late teens. She’s an extrovert so loves being around people all day, loves helping people, and enjoys catching up with her regulars when they come in. I’m an introvert so while it’s definitely not for me, it could be a good fit for you if you like that sort of thing? She’s also had opportunities to work up to supervisor roles, and best of all (I’m jealous) she doesn’t take work home with her – physically or emotionally.
Post # 3
I worked as a teller for awhile. I really think it depends on the bank/credit union you work at. The credit union I worked at treated their employees like crap, we were always under-staffed and that caused lots of stress and problems. But I had co-workers move to a new credit union or bank and love having the same position just because it was a much less toxic environment.
Outside of hating things specific to the credit union I worked at, I enjoyed the job. It was pretty low stress when we were super under staffed and not especially difficult once I actually got the training I needed. I loved that once I was off the clock, I was off the clock. I never had to bring my work home with me. I got to meet some pretty interesting people, I liked when my regulars came in because we could chat for a bit. And even though I ended up leaving there was a lot of opportunity for promotions. You always get bank holidays off. I got most weekends off (I had to work one half-Saturday a month).
For me, the worst part was dealing with angry people. People are not good at managing their money and will act like it’s your fault they don’t have money in the account.
Also, handling money all day is super gross so I always had hand sanitizer at my station.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
Sounds like a great switch! Go for it
Post # 5
Fiance worked as a teller and he hated it – when it comes to money, the public literally suck to deal with.
BUT, he thought about the long-game. There’s far more room to move up, and now he’s a Home Finance Manager earning over $100k.
I would say take it, becuase at the end of the day, you have the ability to work towards a better job, where as it sounds like where you are, you definitely don’t.
Post # 6
Definitely take the teller job. Benefits are hugely important, especially health insurance. If you find you absolutely hate it, I suspect you can go back to hair dressing, maybe at a different salon.
Post # 7
You could always go back to hairstyling if you hate it, right? So why not give it a go! Even if you don’t like it much it could give you something on your resume to be able to go into other admin-type jobs.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2020 - Gatlinburg, TN
I would suggest going for the teller job. The experience will look good on your resume and there’s so many growth opportunities within banks and credit unions! Plus the benefits are necessary!
Post # 9
Go for it, but as PP said definitely think about how you can set yourself up for future opportunities. The number of bank tellers is on the decline.
Post # 10
I’d say go for it. I have no experience in it but from what other pp’s are saying it sounds like there are plenty of opportunities for promotions and great benefits.
Post # 11
I would go for it. You have more oppportunities for advancement and if you hate it you can always go back to being a stylist. If you have a few amazing repeat clients you could even still keep doing their hair on the side out of your home/in their home, etc. My friend loved her stylist but moved away from her salon and was sad….until she realized she was moving down the street from the stylists house and she offered to just come over and do her hair. It’s a win for both of them! My friend gets the convenience and her stylist keeps 100% of profit.