Hailey works as Tia's assistant at The Craft. This small town, southern girl and former Miss North Carolina came to New York to find herself... but the fast-paced, big city life is hard for her to get used to and the pangs of homesickness has her thinking twice about her decision. Hailey is at a crossroads, but her work at The Craft definitely keeps life interesting!
Q&A WITH HAILEY
What have you learned about yourself since working for Tia?
I have actually learned quite a bit about myself while working with Tia. I never realized how adaptable I was until working at The Craft. I have to be able to adjust to many different situations with readings and home visits, as well as different personalities. I never know what's going to happen next with Tia, what she might say, or where she might take me. I just have to be along for the ride.
What's the hardest thing about your job? The thing you enjoy most?
Nothing is ever the same from day to day. I always have to be ready for any type of person to come into the shop, who might have a variety of reasons for their visits, and make them feel like family. Thank goodness with my southern roots I can turn on the charm and make them feel at home. But it isn't always easy. Some people don't take me seriously at first. It could be the blonde hair and the southern accent. But I work hard to earn their trust and respect.
The variety of clients we serve is probably the thing I love most too. One day we'll have a 22-year-old girl looking for love, whom I click with instantly, and later that same day we might have a 50-year-old rock and roller come into the shop. It's my job to become friends with all of them. That's a real challenge – but so much fun!!
How is Tia as a boss?
Tia is a good boss, but unlike any other I have ever had. She knows what she wants and when she wants it, and she's going to get it.
Does Tia read you all the time at work? Has she ever told you anything that surprised you?
Tia has only read me once. I feel like she's reading me at all times, but she promises she isn't. When she gave me my reading, I was surprised that Andrew (my fiancé) came up a lot. She also told me some things about upcoming success in my career. I was really surprised by the details she gave me.