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COPING WITH UNPLEASANT COWORKERS Discover key strategies for a harmonious workplace. By Ilona French F or many nail artists, the salon is a home away from home. Coworkers often consider other social gatherings. However, not every salon paints a rosy picture. You might be stuck working with someone who’s catty, jealous, negative or just downright mean. “It’s important to remember that most people are difficult because they are having a difficult life, not because they want to be that way,” says Liz Carey, partner at Emerge, a human resources consulting firm in Tarrytown, New York, adding that the best way to handle an unpleasant worker is to be responsive. Don’t be a doormat and get run over, but be open, honest, clear and firm. “And a good dose of compassion can help, too.” 130 NAILPRO J U LY 2013 ILLUSTRATIONS: ©THINKSTOCKPHOTOS.COM/ISTOCKPHOTO.COM each other family, and hang out with colleagues after hours for dinners, parties and

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Nailpro - July 2013

Nailpro - July 2013
Nailing the News
Polished Look: Net Effect
Behind the Nail Pros
Workshop: 7 Steps to Creating a Marketable Menu
Art Gallery: Give It a Swirl
Peace, Love & OPI
Perfect Pairs: Shadow Play
Savvy Salon: Blossom Beauty Lounge
Beauty File: Alesia Lanzo
The Real Cost of Relocating
Coping With Unpleasant Coworkers
Tips Are Popping Up
Reality Works
Neon Nails
Dressed for Success
Here Comes the Sunless
Nail Clinic: Handling a Spill
Pro Talk
Marketplace Plus
Ad Index
Hollywood File
Manufacturer Deals & Promotions
Test Yourself

Nailpro - July 2013