Let’s put my wages into perspective, shall we?
I make $15 for each massage that I give.
My place of employment charges $98 for a one hour massage ($60 for members). I make 15% of what they make, 25% when the client is a member.
Let’s say I give 4 massages for $98 a pop, that’s $392. At $15 a massage, I make $60. After massaging 4 people, I still can’t afford a massage. I would need to massage for 6.5 hours before earning myself a one hour massage. And technically I still can’t afford a massage because taxes are taken out of my pay and I would need to leave a tip of at least $15. So I need to massage 8 people – 8 people before I can afford one massage!
Now let’s talk about tips. Tip’s are a gesture of gratitude.
I like to associate tips with McDonalds cheeseburgers or starbucks latte’s. If a client leaves me $5, she’s saying that my massage was equal to enjoying one starbucks latte, or 5 cheeseburgers from the dollar menu at McDonalds.
If they leave me $20, I can buy two movie tickets. Or a pack of smokes and a movie ticket. Or 5 cheeseburgers, a pack of smokes and a starbucks latte – not bad for one hour of work.
I know it doesn’t seem like a lot, but all I have to do when I’m here is massage and nothing else. I worry about NOTHING. No washing or folding sheets, no scheduling crap. And the overhead fee’s to run the place are incredible I can imagine. All in all, I say my wages are fair. They allow a bit of room for pay advancements. If they weren’t fair, I would’ve quit a long time ago.
I came into work today and right away I’m greeted with a pay raise. I’m not suppose to tell anyone how much it is, but it’s a little something.
It’s my feng shui – my prosperity corner is taking effect. It’s so weird because I did nothing to provoke a raise. The thought ran through my mind as I added some purple to my corner, but I didn’t dwell on it. Crazy it may actually work.
So I’m happy. My last client was strange, but I’m happy.
I’m on my couch sipping, no, chugging my latte. I have three more clients.
One of my co-workers was talking about Dickens’ Cider today. It’s the first I ever heard of it. It’s an apple cider energy drink. I looked it up online and there’s a funny commercial for it.