I am a former employee of Pink Lime Salon and Spas in Calgary, Alberta Canada.
I have personally witnessed several employees complain to the owner of Pink Lime Salon and Spa's calgary branch several times about the following:
1.) Bounced Checks
2.) Non-Payment of Wages
3.) Cancelling Shifts 5 Minutes before they begin, which is illegal under canadas employment code, which requires at least 24 hours notice before hte cancellation of any shift
4.) Bringing an employee in for less than the legal minimum shift times, which is three hours
5.) Not allowing and/or hindering the breaks of his employees, who sometimes only received a 20 minute lunch break for an 8 hour shift
6.)Cutting his employees hours that had already been logged and worked, by as many as 7 hours per week
7.) Non-payment of tip check in substancial amounts
8.) There were also several complaints about mice in the employees breakroom.
Several employees have filed complaints with the Employment Standards board, which seems to help a little, until he sends checks in the mail that bounce. I would encourage any Stylist or esthetician who is currently looking for a job to beware, and consider the complaints posted on this website carefully before choosing to work with Pink Lime in Calgary.
As far as the clients go, I had seen few satisfied when they left during my short term of employment with Pink Lime. A personal friend of mine went in with a 50 percent off coupon and left paying just under 200 dollars for a cut and a partial highlight, needless to say unsatisfied.
I have noted several other customers who were overcharged and underserviced and I would recommend that any client considering visiting pink lime to carfeully consider the posts on this website as well.