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Richard Storey

Shift Manager

McDonald's

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Richard Storey

The initial couple of days can be tough as you are in training and it can make people rethink about working here, but I would have to say persevere, as there are rewards at the end of the tunnel.

McDonald's put their people first and never leave them doing the same job all the time. To work in McDonald's you requires patience, a good personality with a willingness to learn something new everyday.

Showing an interest in other peoples interests would help as you have to work as a team so interpersonal skills are ESSENTIAL!!

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Hair & Scalp Specialist

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Hair and Scalp specialists are known as Trichologists. They diagnose disorders and diseases of the hair and scalp. They examine a client's hair and scalp and decide on an appropriate course of action.


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Using objective scientific techniques the trichologist studies a patient's hair and scalp for disorders. These can include damaged or thinning hair and skin infections and diseases. The trichologist will discuss hair care, medical history, diet and medications. A blood test may be requested.  
 
After diagnosis treatment will be prescribed. This may be in the form of drugs, massage, special shampoos, lotions, or, in some case, electrical treatment therapies.  
 
Sometimes one visit will be enough, or a client may have to return on a regular basis for a series of consultations.


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You must be willing to learn about anatomy, physiology, pathology and chemistry. You'll need good observational skills and a methodical, scientific approach for making clinical decisions.  
 
It is also important that you like and get on with people and have good communication skills. Sensitivity, patience, maturity, good memory and tact are all important.  
 
Due to the nature of the courses, self-discipline, an ability to study and organisation skills are essential, as are enthusiasm and a desire to assist others.  
 
If you are hoping to be self-employed, you will need to be well organised and willing to learn about all the aspects of running a small business.  
 
Certain skin diseases may be contagious and the trichologist will have to have an awareness and understanding of this.


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Organisation: Institute of Trichologists
Address: 24 Langroyd Road, London SW17 7PL, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 8706 070602
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Organisation: Irish Hairdresser's Federation
Address: Seskin South, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny
Tel: (056) 8833808
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