Getting back into hair, need advice

Reide

Member
Hi guys. I was doing an apprenticeship and due to a neurological (Neurocardiogenic Syncope and a low blood preasure reserve) disorder my body replicated having a heart attack. This lead me to being asked to quit from my work. I felt it was right because I would have had to take a lot of days off for testing because at this stage they thought it was an actaly heart attack and I had to go through a lot of testing because heart attacks are not normal at my age. I left work on January 16th 2018.

Now I'm trying to get back into it but people seem to freak out over:
- the lack of work for 2 years
- The condition because they are scared it will inpact work
- My age as I am a matured aged apprentice
- The lack of driving (I have to get a new licence due to the health things)

Now I'm really not sure what to do. I would love any advice on how to convince people that I am worthit. I've got a little under 10 years salon experience, a couple of those years were doing the apprenticeship however I've also worked in reception, as a salon assistant and as an oncall backup for a few salons for christmas holidays and times when other assistants are ill. I've been able to work on catwalks. I've worked on photoshoots. I just feel like I'm being overlooked and am getting disheartened over it because I know I can do a good job even if I need to start from scratch.

If you were a boss what would you look for? How would you want me to explain it? Is it better for the interview? I've been told by doctors I legally have to tell the people about the condition but it hasn't effected me since december and is managed by medication (if needed), salt and water.
 

Enchanting Beauty

Active Member
Hi guys. I was doing an apprenticeship and due to a neurological (Neurocardiogenic Syncope and a low blood preasure reserve) disorder my body replicated having a heart attack. This lead me to being asked to quit from my work. I felt it was right because I would have had to take a lot of days off for testing because at this stage they thought it was an actaly heart attack and I had to go through a lot of testing because heart attacks are not normal at my age. I left work on January 16th 2018.

Now I'm trying to get back into it but people seem to freak out over:
- the lack of work for 2 years
- The condition because they are scared it will inpact work
- My age as I am a matured aged apprentice
- The lack of driving (I have to get a new licence due to the health things)

Now I'm really not sure what to do. I would love any advice on how to convince people that I am worthit. I've got a little under 10 years salon experience, a couple of those years were doing the apprenticeship however I've also worked in reception, as a salon assistant and as an oncall backup for a few salons for christmas holidays and times when other assistants are ill. I've been able to work on catwalks. I've worked on photoshoots. I just feel like I'm being overlooked and am getting disheartened over it because I know I can do a good job even if I need to start from scratch.

If you were a boss what would you look for? How would you want me to explain it? Is it better for the interview? I've been told by doctors I legally have to tell the people about the condition but it hasn't effected me since december and is managed by medication (if needed), salt and water.
Hi. I’m not a hairdresser but was thinking could you do a course to refresh on your skills & go out on your own instead of working for someone else. Then you have control over your hours & health and you’ll find out you’ll probably be better off.
Also, i’m Thinking the stress of worrying about possibly losing your job again if your health goes downhill might be a contributing factor to your health anyway.
I’m glad you’re doing better anyway
 
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