Skip to comments.Why Hairdressers Are Secure: Their Jobs Can't Be Exported
Posted on 07/04/2012 5:57:30 PM PDT by MinorityRepublicanEdited on 07/04/2012 6:08:33 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Before, during and after the recession, demand for one sort of worker has been persistently stronger: jobs that involve assisting or caring for other people—from fast-food workers to home-health aides to nail polishers.
These occupations have one thing in common: They aren't easily automated or outsourced abroad. "You can't send people to China or India for a haircut," says Israel Kakuriev, 37 years old, who has been cutting hair in midtown Manhattan for the past 20 years. Nor is there, yet, a robot that can cut hair or hold the hand of an elderly woman with Alzheimer's or do all the chores that flight attendants do.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
All that without waking up every day worrying about a Vendor screw up, living in Hotels and being responsible for a $20 Million Dollar Departmental Budget.
It can be a very good living, and no need for college.
The 20-something girl who cuts my hair has bought her own house and car and aspired to have her own salon business.
Obama can demand everyone must shave their head. If you don’t there will be a tax. John Roberts will approve it.
The authors have a point about outsourcing haircare, but they are naive concerning the disposable income gap. Going to a salon is a luxury many can no longer afford.
Their receptionist’s job is already being exported in many shops. You call and get an English-speaking receptionist in India who books their appointments. I find it amazing that so trivial a job is worth exporting, but I suppose three or four Indians can support six or eight beauty salons and save a little money by doing it.
After leaving my career in Los Angeles and moving back to the midwest, I remembered an article I read years ago about the geriatrics field being secure since the baby boomers were beginning to move to assisted and independent living facilities. I hadn’t worked a “real” job in about 20 years so I was afraid I’d never find a job but I was lucky enough to snatch a part time receptionist job in a nursing home. I’m now full time and working in several departments within the facility. I’m very grateful and told my boss to just wheel me from my desk to a room when it’s time.
What about illegal immigration?
I worked as a veterans career counselor, job-search coach and supervisor at two different state unemployment offices for nearly 20 years, so I hopefully know whereof I speak. The occupations mentioned, while hard to automate, don’t normally pay very much. There are other, similar things that potentially pay much better and don’t require a lot of education or training. Examples: Nursing home administrator (2 year degree required) and outside sales representative (on-the-job training, seminars/sales boot camps or 2 year degree).
It’s not the people receiving welfare who suck up all the money, it’s the bureaucrats who administer it who are the real parasites.
This article makes a good point. My husband’s electrical contracting business has been hugely busy. Not busy enough to start hiring, but he works 6 days a week.
I have the feeling...there’s more suck ups, than parasites.
I expect her to own a string of salons....and making more money than I am.
Fast-food restaurants begin outsourcing drive-through order-taking
The flaw in his logic is that if enough jobs are exported, there won’t be enough people able to afford hairdressers. They will just cut their own hair, or friends will cut each other’s. And forget fast-food workers — I’ve found it easier, cheaper, and more nutritious to bring leftovers from home and warm them in the office microwave.
It says (no joke) on the box that it won't work with "tight, curly hair" i.e. black hair.
Plus they can have special “cash only” pricing and can barter their services.
Smart kid you got there. #;^)
“She’s good. Real good”
I can honestly say that most women search and search for a good hair stylist. When we do find one... we KEEP them! I tip mine very nicely because I’ve been through the “will it ever grow out and look normal again” phase.. more than once. Good ones (like your daughter) are GOLD!
Waiting for the Mod to delete this Post in 3, 2, 1...
(gasp) Why it's so obvious no one ever thought of it before!
Gunsmiths around my area typically get around 75 bucks per hour with a 45 dollar initial fee to to look at your gun. They are usually swamped with business and turn a lot of business away.
I guess those folks need to buy the “Hair Wiz” from post 17, the commercial says you can use it to “trim those bushy sideburns” :)
My hairdresser comes to our house, for the girls and me. When Bill, young Beau Handsome, needs extra styling he goes to her. Her son is in my Cub Scouts den, and she’s an epic flake, but she can sure cut hair.
Bet you right wing nuts didn't know it was possible to pander to my base and help the economy at the same time!
Come on. John Roberts would never approve something stupid like that.
Oh, wait. Nevermind.
Its pretty hard to mess up a marine-style buzz, I guess.
LOL, that’s awesome!
Who is that?
The jobs can’t be exported, but workers can be IMPORTED. I work with the elderly and many of the workers in retirement homes are foreign.
Wow! You found one to come to your house, too?!! I found my hairdresser about ten years back. I was having a difficult time scheduling appointments around nap times/feeding times and it showed! A friend of mine suggested her and I was thrilled! She can cut everyone in the family. The only styling she doesn’t like to do is perms (fine with me since I just highlight). She makes a good living and told me she started an “at your home” business for Mom with young kids/elderly who no longer drive/people recovering from surgery etc... She is booked solid. Good talking to you TC! I haven’t seen your name in a while. Missed you terribly!!
At least not until the Deep Earth Tunnel opens up with its two hour outings to China. If you can stand being on what will feel like a roller coaster starting at near 0G and ending at near 2G, and the risk of getting buried many miles beneath the surface.
For the guys there’s always the DIY electric head shave (bad-@$$ biker or marine cut).
I guess it would be hard to mail your gun to China to be smithed.
Then there’s the Flow-bee.
you know what else those jobs have in common? As service jobs they have no employer paid health benefits, no paid holidays, no paid vacation, no 401K’s or retirement benefits. Thats the problem with service jobs. even if the money is good...nothing else about it is.
MrB cuts my hair and I cut his. Fifteen minutes max, on my time, no gas, no appropriate dress and my wallet remains intact.
“For the guys... DIY electric head shave...
You don’t know how lucky you are! I don’t personally know of any men who have sat around crying over a really, REALLY bad haircut. (there’s been a few women that I’ve almost had to talk down off a ledge. LOL). For what it is worth... a marine cut or biker cut is quite handsome on guys. IMHO.
Jamie-our-hairdresser is officially “unemployed”. She’s a never-married mom doing her best, and her son is a very nice boy.
Bill says, each time, that it’s the best haircut of his life!
I am doing well and hope you are the same. I’m usually on the NC state board or the Undead Thread.
Job security but with a price: Seems like a lot of beauticians die of cancer in their 50’s....must be the chemical exposure.
The electrical contractor’s and plumber’s we know are doing very well. We’re in Texas, but they’ve had NO slow down, whatsoever.