I got an email this morning from a woman named Tracy at Posh Nail & Spa. It was in response to Tuesday’s post, which reported that — despite a prominent “Stop-Work” order on their front door — the Post Road West salon remained open.
I would like to talk to you about our salon (posh spa) being posted in your blog. They now have took the stop work sign off as of today. I would really appreciate it if you can take our article down from your blog. The reason is alot of our clients think we are not running business any longer.
I said I would be happy to do that — if she could answer the question of why they defied the Connecticut Department of Labor notice.
The next email came from Ahyoung Oh, who said:
Yes so the department of labor came out on monday suddendly and asked for all the proof of documents of all the employees in our salon. The reason why they put up that stop work sign just because we didnt have those files right at that moment which we keep all in our office. We were very shocked and scared at the moment. After that incident we spoked to our lawyer and had the stop work sign taken off.
Which still did not answer the question. Ahyoung Oh then said:
The reason why we had to stay open despite the sign was because we have known our clients for a really long time and the appointments were fully booked so we wanted to keep promise to our clients.
There you have it. I’ll leave it to “06880” commenters — clients and others — to discuss the ethics of this situation.