Do you believe when it comes to anything related to products or services for hair - something for nothing is perfectly acceptable behavior?
Not everyone believes you should get something for nothing, whether it's hair products and services or anything whatsoever.
Graham Clarke of the Clarke Group Of Companies was quoted in Canadian Magazine back in May 1987 about the dangers of taking something for nothing.
Clarke said "I don't believe you should get something for nothing. The intellectual exercise of taking something and flipping it - all that does is create inflation; it's an illusion."
He explained "I don't believe in it and because I don't delieve in it, I don't engage in it. And because those are my beliefs, that may be one of the reasons I'm involved in the Board of Trade and in Tourism Vancouver"
Clarke's business philosophy? It's "low key and consistent." He told Canadian Magazine "Our bedrock belief is one of hard work and value added."
He clearly is not an advocate of the boom or bust mentality.
The hair industry has recently been plagued by smash and grab robberies where hair and products are the target.
It's hard core stealing or traditional robbery. Who suffers in this situation?
The salon or small business owner who has to pay higher insurance premiums and deductibles along with the hair consumer who has to pay highter prices.
Listed below are some of the ten ways taking something for nothing might manifest in the hair or other worlds:
1. Theft - Shoplifting, stealing or traditional robbery. Taking something without the owner’s consent. This could also be borrowing products and/or services without paying. It could also be taking a service or product and promising to pay, but never doing so.
2. Illegal copying - Making a copy of anything which deprives an author, artist and/or publisher - in the hair world or otherwise - of their right to income, whether it involves printed matter or material in digital or other format.
3. Plagiarism - Presenting another person’s work, ideas or answers as your own. This can occur in many different ways.
4. Information manipulation - Achieving personal gain or advantage through lying, exaggerating or telling less than the whole truth.
5. Slander, defamation - Depriving others of their reputation and good name, or the esteem, love and respect they have a just right to enjoy.
6. Slacking off on the job - “Goofing off,” being unjustifiably idle on company time, doing less than your best at work, arriving late and leaving early.
7. Waste - Squandering or misusing material or time that belongs to another person.
8. Carelessness - This includes neglect and other forms of irresponsible behaviour which results in any type of loss to another person.
9. Overcharging - Requiring too much for something when the buyer has no other choice, but to accept it.
10. Underpayment - Paying less than the fair value for something when the seller or employee is at a
The apostle Paul eloquently addressed taking something for nothing in Ephesians. He said “he who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need” (Ephesians 4:28).
Ultimately when you take something for nothing you set off a chain event which ultimately hurts everyone. It may not seem like it at the time, but every action has a reaction.
There really is no such thing as hair - something for nothing.
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