To offer to barter services with someone you don't know personally?
I've had a hair appointment made for the past month for an up-do. It's for a mardi gras ball tomorrow night. My aunt made the call for me since she knows the girl and was making her own appointment as well. She was asked if she would accept a massage in trade for the updo. (I assumed) She said yes, becasue thats what my aunt said.
Now this girl tells us TODAY that she will not accept a massage as payment. I spoke with her about it and she says "Well, if I had known it would be a problem for you to pay I would have given you more notice." GAH!
I told her (very calmly) that it is very unprofessional to do this to someone the day before the event.
She then tells me "To be honest, I think it was unprofessional of you to even offer to trade services." Really now? Then why didn't you just say no upfront? (I didnt say that to her, but I wish I had thought of it then.)
I'm so upset right now. But I want to know, do any of you agree with her?