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Tuesday
Aug082006

Aestheticians And The Doctors Who Love/Hate Them, Part 2.

I first posted here about Estheticians and the doctors who love + hate them.

Since that first post I've received some negative comments from estheticians who think that they're a pleasure to work with.  You can read a thread of esthetician comments on medical spas and physicians here.  While they blast me as having a bone to pick, you'll notice that twice during the thread doctors are referred to as 'greedy bastards'. 

If anyone's still unaware, embezzlement is the number one problem in medical clinics.

Here are some memorable quotes: 

blockquote.gif Well said, Nondy!! I have never worked with a doctor as an esthetician but worked with plenty of them as a nurse for 25 yrs. and yes, they are greedy bastards!  This is why I don't believe anything negative they print about our profession, our products or our equipment not being up to standards.  They just want all the business streamlined to them and will stomp on reputable esties to get it.

blockquote.gifI will say not ALL docs fall into this category. It's just precious few, I have found, williing to think outside of the box and give credit where credit is due... Overall though, I found the article to be offensive.

blockquote.gif The esty's were paid low hourly wages with no tips... If I go back to the treatment side, I think I'd prefer spa/resort and a percentage of the services/sales over my experience in medical.

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To offer a context with regard to the "greedy bastards" comment, here is my entire post in that thread...

I'll go back and re-read the article, but I remember attendng a medical spa symposium for a vendor a few years ago. I distinctly remember a class where a Medi-Spa doctor was tring to find a way to cut his top estetician's pay. He frankly said that she built the business for him. He knew about the medical stuff, but she knew about th business, and it just was the writing on the wall for me. A REAL "WOW"! moment! She was making $70K a year, and he thought that was too much (greedy bastard), but didn't want to lose her, and wanted creative ways to cut her salary and stll keep her on...

Some of the crap I've seen/experienced recetly in this supposedly "professional" esthetics realm sickens me to no end.

AND ANOTHER THING! My heart-felt apologies to anyone in a MLM that I have derided as being not wothy of so-called "professional"esthetics. All the years I spent in MLM were TEN TIMES more professional in the real sense, than what I am seeing now! Maybe I am having a bad month or something, but I have truly seen the ugliest back-stabbing crap in this so called "professional estetics" business, and I am wanting to scream to the heavens about our industry to become more ethical/honest, and less greedy/selfish..

Off my soap-box now...

Nondy
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