Dealing with rude people
Don't be afraid to post pictures online
it’s inevitable with today’s social media craze at some stage you will have to deal with negative and rude comments about your creative grooming so here is some advice on how to deal with comments.
Don’t take it personally (even if it’s personal).
When someone’s rude—especially if they’re making personal comments about you—it’s easy to get upset. But you have a choice about how you react. Take the power out of their rudeness by choosing to treat it as their problem, not your problem.
Do you feel like yelling at the rude people around you? Don’t. Joining in the drama will only escalate the situation. Whether you’re dealing with a drama queen who’s doing it on purpose, or an inconsiderate oaf whose rudeness is unintentional, keep your dignity intact by not letting rude behaviour provoke you into a tantrum of your own.
you can’t make someone be polite if they want to be rude.
In fact, trying to force a change in their behaviour will often make them behave worse instead of better. Sometimes your best option is to accept that their rudeness is not your fault and let them find their own solutions. They are entitled to have an opinion.
Why should I hide what I do just to stop people complaining?
For every bad comment there are many positive and also people that then take these pictures to their groomer to ask for the same cuts or colours.
don’t hide your work. It’s like hiding your job just because others think it is wrong, there are still people in this world that think dog grooming is ridiculous and dogs should be left natural but doesn’t stop us advertising our salons.
if I do reply it is always in a pleasant and professional manner and I try to educate
I find that most
of the time people never say it to your face though! I get the odd few oh dear
comments but no one has ever told me anything more to my face,
they are only brave enough to type on a keyboard! But if they do same principals would apply.
It’s not for us to police other people’s attitude problems ...the only way we move forward and evolve is to challenge preconceived ideas. If people don’t like it well Tough.
But remember as a creative groomer you are an ambassador to our art and as such should conduct yourself in a respectful manor.