Employee Handbook

Open / Midday / Close Procedures

Company Policies

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

This EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is effective as of                                                     

(the “Effective Date”), by and between Elite Adult Conyers, ARCL INC. a Georgia Business (the “Company”), and                                         (“Associate”), a resident of the State of Georgia.

 

1.Exclusivity. Throughout the Term, and except to the extent otherwise authorized by the Company, Associate shall devote Associate’s full business time and energy to the business and affairs of the Company and use Associate’s reasonable best efforts, skills and abilities to promote the interests of the Company and perform Associate’s duties and responsibilities hereunder.  This provision shall not be construed to prohibit any activities relating to the management of Associate’s personal investments.

 

2-A.Compensation and Benefits.

  1. Hourly Wage. Associate shall be paid an hourly wage (the “Hourly Wage”) of $10.00 per hour, less applicable deductions, payable in installments in accordance with the Company’s customary payroll practices. The Company may, in its sole discretion, adjust the Hourly Wage, as and when the Company deems appropriate.
  2. Commission is subject to change depending on the Associate’s performance and sales.
  3. Commission is to be given after 6 months of employment on the first check following the previous month IF sales goals are met. Your commission for monthly sales of $13,000 (pre tax and minus cost of goods) is 2%. Once you reach the previous goal the next goal is $16,000 (pre tax and minus cost of goods) is 2%. Once you reach the previous goal the next goal is $20,000 (pre tax and minus cost of goods) is 2%. Once you reach the previous goal the next goal is $23 ,000 (pre tax and minus cost of goods) is 2%. After 2 years the percentage goes up to 3%.

 

2-B. Sales goals.

  1. You have a monthly sales goal of $10,000 to reach by the last day of each month.
  2. Failure to maintain the minimum sales goal each month will result in being put on a 60 day probationary period.
  3. If sales continue to decline after your probationary period termination is possible.

 

2-C Training

  1. Training is paid for at the regular rate. If you are terminated for cause or quit before the first month is complete the first two days of training will be recouped to the company.

 

Withholdings and Taxes. All compensation payable to Associate hereunder is subject to withholding for all applicable federal, state and local income taxes, and all applicable employment, occupational, Social Security and other similar taxes, and any other amounts as required by law.

 

  1. Return of Company Property.

Associate agrees that upon the termination of his/her employment for any reason, or upon the Company’s request at any time, Associate shall immediately deliver to the Company all tangible and intangible property owned by the Company, including, without limitation, access cards, keys, computers, computing devices, cell phones, memory devices, computer files, notes, documents, records and any other tangible item, together with all copies of any of the foregoing, and any other material containing, summarizing, referencing, or incorporating in any way or otherwise disclosing any Confidential Information or Works for Hire, and (ii) immediately delete and erase from any tangible and intangible property not owned by the Company and within the possession or control of Associate any material containing, summarizing, referencing, or incorporating in any way or otherwise disclosing any Confidential Information or Works for Hire.

 

Key Policy

  1. This policy shall be adopted by universal consent and administrative mandate from the highest levels to allow full and complete implementation and enforcement.

 

  1. All keys remain the property of ARCL, Inc.

 

  1. No person or department shall knowingly receive, borrow, or possess any key for any space without receiving permission from a person duly authorized to give permission to possess such key.

 

  1. No person shall knowingly alter, duplicate, copy, or make a facsimile of any key to a lock of a facility building or property without receiving permission from the ARCL, Inc Owners.

 

  1. Keyholders shall take measures to protect and safeguard any facility keys issued to them or in their name.

 

  1. Keyholders shall not loan their facility key(s).

 

  1. Keyholders shall not use their key(s) to grant access to non-authorized individuals.

 

  1. Keyholders shall not attempt in any manner to duplicate or alter facility keys in their possession.

 

  1. Keyholders shall immediately report any lost, missing, stolen or damaged keys.

 

  1. Persons entering locked buildings or spaces are responsible for re-securing all doors.

 

  1. Individuals shall not store keys in unsecured areas.

 

  1. Violations of any of these enforcement policies may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

 

Non-returned key policy

  1. A fee for lost or stolen keys shall be established.
  2. In the event that facility keys are lost or stolen, it shall be policy to recombinant immediately any cylinders accessible by the lost key(s).
  3. All re-keying charges must be paid by department, individual, or company responsible for losing the key.
  4. Rekeying charges shall be determined by the number of locks operated by the lost or stolen key(s).
  5. If any individual has two or more separate incidents of lost, stolen, or non-returned key violations within a one-year period, key privileges may be revoked.
  6. Final paychecks, records, and/or transcripts may be held pending return of key(s).

 

Clear Bags

1.Clear Bags must be carried in the shop when you are scheduled to work.

2.Clear Bags that are shop supplied should be returned at the end of your employment.         Failure to do so will have $20 deducted from your final paycheck.

  1. Clear bags are to be returned cleaned and without rips or tares.  

 

Final Paycheck

Payroll for your final paycheck will not be processed until AFTER all shop items are returned. After 2 weeks of failure to return all shop items we will move forward to change the locks and replace the items not returned. After that point if anything is left your final paycheck will be issued. If we are owed anything court papers may be filed. If you return items after payroll has been processed for that week your payroll will be processed the following week.

 

Deductions

Register Shortage

Employee is responsible for drawer balancing at the end of the shift. Company reserves the right to deduct shortages from employee check as provided by US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.

 

Property/Product Damage

Company reserves the right to deduct damages from employee check as provided by US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.

Smoke Shop Stuff

Headshop Jargon 101- A Terminology Guide

 

Upon walking into a smoke shop you experience a lot of terminology that may be commonplace to those who work at the shop or those familiar with the glass industry. This can be overwhelming at times and very confusing for those who are unfamiliar with this lingo. Hearing terms like stemless diffuser, fixed downstem and inset diffuser can be very confusing and remembering the differences between them can be just as tricky, especially when the differences in these items are all minut and the pieces all appear to be the same upon first glance. This list of definitions should help you on your trips to your local smoke shop or just while in conversation with another “boro head”.

Adapter- adapters are meant for changing the size,angle, and sex of the joint on your piece or to protect your piece from damage caused by heat. There are also adapters for reclaim buckets.

Ashcatcher/Pre-cooler– attachments made to catch ash before it falls into your pipe and also may cool/diffuse smoke before it makes it to water pipe.

Atomizer- the heating element on a vaporizer which converts liquids to vapors that can be inhaled.

Bubbler- a hand pipe that uses a small amount of water and has a downstem to lead the smoke into water for it to be cooled before inhaling.

Bowl- The area on a pipe where you will place dry herbs to be combusted.

Bowl Slide– THe attachment for a water pipe that you will place dry herbs to be combusted, this will also function as a carb as when you remove from the water pipe it allows air to flow freely into the chamber so you may clear it of smoke.

Boro Head– Someone who has immersed themselves intensely in the upcoming and current fads and techniques in the glass industry. They will have extensive knowledge of glass artists and glass in general.
Borosilicate- Borosilicate glass is a type of glass that includes at least 5% boric oxide. The boric oxide makes the glass resistant to extreme temperatures, and also improves its resistance to chemical corrosion. Commonly used for making glass pipes

Beaker Base– a water pipe with a beaker shaped bottom, these are typically wider and more stable than the straight tube, they hold much more water in comparison to straight tube.

Bat- these are one hitters that resemble a baseball bat or some even look like fake cigarettes.

Carb Cap– this a cap which you place on top of a vapor dome or domeless nail to regulate airflow into your pipe and is also meant to aid the nail in retaining its temperature so you will burn your concentrates evenly.

Carb- this is typically a hole on the side of a hand pipe that regulates airflow, you will close the hole by placing finger up to it to fill the chamber with smoke and then release finger to allow airflow so you can clear the chamber of smoke.

Chillum- A straight glass pipe that does not have a carb and closely mocks the the experience of smoking something rolled but without the added flavors of a paper or tobacco leaf.

Collab- A pipe designed and created by multiple artists.

Concentrate/Dab Rig– These are water pipes that are typically set up with male joints and come with a nail and vapor dome. They are designed to smoke concentrates from.

Cone- These are pre-rolled papers that are in the shape of a cone. You simply grind up your dry herbs and fill these with the ground matter. No rolling necessary!

Dabber- The tool which you will scoop up concentrates with. You also use this tool to place the concentrates onto your nail.

Diffused Downstem– a downstem with a set of slits on the bottom which acts like a percolator to filter the smoke.

Downstem- a long skinny tube that your bowl slide will go into, this downstem directs the smoke down into your water pipe to the water where it gets filtered.

Domeless Nail– a nail that does not require the use of a vapor dome, it has a hole in the center which directs airflow down into the water pipe. You place concentrates around the center hole on a dish, instead of in the center of the nail like you would on a standard vapor dome and nail setup.

Dry Piece – Any smoking device that does not use any kind of water filtration. Can come in numerous designs shapes and sizes (chillum, steamroller, spoon, hammer, sherlock, sidecar, etc.)

Dugout- an all in one device that contains a small chamber to store ground dry herbs and a small chamber to store a bat. These come made of wood or metal typically and are fairly compact, great for travel.

Drop Down– an accessory meant for dropping the slide or dome down away from the pipe, these accessories help heat from transferring to the pipe and they also remove the accessory from in front of face to a lower position.

Enail- an electronic nail that heats up via a metal or ceramic heating element. You can control the temperature either with a digital control or analog dial. This eliminates the need for a torch.

Fumed- With fumed glass, real silver and gold are heated to release fumes that give transparent glass a semi-opaque backing. Silver fuming creates hues ranging from blue to purple, while gold fumes produce pink, green, and orange patterns.

Filter/Screen– this are either glass or metal inserts for a bowl which helps keep ashed or fresh matter from falling through into the pipe.

Ground Joint– these are the joints that appear to be frosted, and are

Glass Blunt– a straight glass pipe that is hollow and has another hollow straw like tube inserted into that tube for a mouth piece. You pull back the inner tube(mouth piece) and pack to the desired length of straw. As you smoke you push forward the mouthpiece tube and that pushes the ashed matter forward and out of the pipe. It resembles the act of smoking something rolled.

Hand Pipe– a glass pipe that is small enough to fit in your hand and does not use any type of water filtration.

Heady Glass– the term used for custom, one of a kind glass. These pieces are all typically very high end and made by artists who do not make but either one or two of the piece. The styles and techniques used are typically unique to each individual artist. Many of these pieces are collaborations between multiple artists.

Handspun- glass made without the use of a lathe, made all by the spinning of an artist’s hands.

Healthstone- a slide with a lava rock insert which you use for concentrates, this is an alternative to using a domeless nail or a vapor dome and nail. You place the concentrates on the stone and heat the stone until it absorbs the concentrates and then proceed to heat once absorbed to smoke the stored concentrates.

Hammer- this typically refers the shape of the pipe or the type of percolator inside the water pipe, but for the most part it is relative to the exterior design of the piece resembles a hammer.

Ice Pinch or ice catcher– the small inward points on a tube that act like a catch to keep ice inside the tube of a water pipe. Ice pinches allow extra cooling of smoke as it travels up the tube.

Incycler- The same concept as a recycler except the chamber for funneling water back into the first chamber is suspended inside of the first chamber.

Inline – Refers to a “sideways stem” in the piece found in ashcatchers and waterpipes, the stem normally has d-cuts or piercings throughout

Implosion – a glass blowing design pattern created by pushing the color inside the clear glass.

Keck Clip– a clip meant for holding the downstem and bowl slide in place so it does not fall out or break.

Lathe Made– the process of making glass by blowing through a “lathe” or tube to create the desired shapes.

Milli / Millefiori – The Italian term, “thousand flowers,” used to describe mosaic glass objects. These are made in long strips like taffy and have an image imprinted in them, then they are cut into slabs and applied to a pipe for a button.

Nail- this is the platform in which you will heat up to place your concentrates on. It can be made from ceramic, glass, quartz, or titanium.

Nectar Collector– this is a hand pipe for concentrates that can either be a dry or water piece depending on the model you purchase. They are a basic tube like pipe that has a tip you heat up and drag across your concentrates to vaporize and inhale the concentrates.

Nano Rig– this is a very tiny concentrate/dab rig. Hence the word “nano” in title.

Percolator- these are the filtration devices you see inside of water pipes. They cool and filter smoke for more enjoyable hits. There are tons of different styles, all having their own pros and cons.

Polished Joint– a joint that is polished like the entirety of the water pipe, instead of ground. These polished joints seem to work better than ground joints when using for concentrates, because the polished j i d i k h

Pollen Catch– the screen in the bottom of a grinder that catches plant matter but allows the pollen to fall through, these can also be pollen boxes

Pollen Press- a press used to turn your pollen into a puck.

Piece- slang term used for water pipe or hand pipe, or just a piece of glass in general.

Punch – The hole in the bottom of a bowl/slide.

Recycler- Recyclers are a specific type of glass water pipe that “recycles” the water throughout its chambers. Water and smoke travels from one chamber to the next, then back down and through the first chamber, providing a continuous loop of filtration.

Reclaimer/Reclaim Bucket- A reclaimer is an attachment for your vapor or concentrate rig. These remarkable devices “reclaim” the legal essential oils or waxes that you would have otherwise lost by capturing them on the bottom part of the reclaimer. Often times the bottom cap is removable for easy access to your saved oils and concentrates.

Roller- a device used to roll dry herbs into a paper. This is a handy tool for those who are not the best at hand rolling.

Scientific Glass– any borosilicate piece that uses water and has multiple holes in the percolator.

Splash Guard – Referring to a tubes extra chamber usually on top of a percolator, created so the water does NOT go up the tube and get on your lips when you’re taking a hit.

Straight Tube– a water pipe that is completely straight.

instead it has an attached glass stem that goes down into the water chamber, usually making an “L” shape outside of the tube.

Sherlock- a hand pipe that is shaped like an S, these are typically thinner and longer pipes.

Steamroller- a straight tube and pipe that has a hole on each end, and one in the middle of the tube for packing dry herbs into. The end holes are for a mouthpiece and carb. These resemble that of a roller hence the term steamroller.

Sandblasting- High-pressure air mixed with sand applied to the surface of glass to carve texture into the surface area.

Tips- a glass or paper insert for rolling that is used to keep the mouthpiece from collapsing and keeps dry matter from escaping the roll.

Tube – Slang term for a water pipe.

Vapor Dome– the slip you place over your nail before placing the dab in the center of the nail. The dome directs the airflow down into the water pipe as you begin to draw on the pipe.

Vaporizer- a device used to vaporize dry matter or concentrates instead of smoking by combustion. they are a healthy alternative to smoking.

Whip- the hose or mouth piece that may lead from a water pipe or vaporizer and feed the smoke out to be inhaled.

Worked- slang term used to refer to pieces of glass that have unique designs and colors applied to them by an artist.

Wig Wag– a pattern of reversed images along a pipe

10mm/14mm/18mm- the typical diameters of most joints for water pipes and accessories. The sizes of the accessories for that pipe will match the size of the joint.

Smoke Shop Terminologies

The rules that govern the use of the tobacco license are very strict. Shops must maintain certain record keeping, have certain signage, and conform to certain language requirements when dealing with their clients.

 

The first thing you should be aware of when walking into a “Head/Smoke Shop” is the mandatory ID policy. Unless you look over the age of 60 be prepared to show a valid picture ID when you walk in the door. You must be at least the age of 18 to purchase tobacco or tobacco accessories in the majority of the United States (some states have raised the age limit to 19) Things like School IDs, Credit Cards with your picture on them, or print outs from the DMV will not be accepted. Make sure your Picture ID has a valid expiration date, and if your ID is not typical for the state you are shopping in, having a second form of ID such as your Passport may be of use. If you are bringing along friends make sure they all have valid IDs as well.

 

The second most important thing to making your Head Shop experience a fun and enjoyable event is understanding the proper etiquette and language to use while you are shopping. There is a distinction between what is considered a tobacco accessory and what is considered drug paraphernalia, and that distinction is determined by the language you use to describe what you are looking to buy. Below you will find a list of common items available at a head shop, and both the Proper and Improper names of the items. (Drug paraphernalia will be listed in Red, and Tobacco accessories will be listed in Green)

 

Joint Papers = Cigarette Papers, Papers

Weed Pipe = Tobacco Pipe, Hand Pipe, Pipe

Sneak A Toke = Ceramic Bat, Glass Bat, One Draw Pipe

Meth Pipe = Oil Burner, Incense Burner

Crack Pipe = Glass Straw

Bullet (for cocaine, or any other powder) = Snuff Dispenser

Bong = Water Pipe

Kief Box = Pollen Box

Kief Press = Pollen Press

Hash Bell = Skillet

Anything that has to do with passing a drug test = Detox, System Cleansing Product, Synthetic Urine

Poppers = Video Head Cleaner or VHC

 

Some parts of the country will be more strict than others, but in general, you should get into the habit of using the word Product when discussing what you will be smoking, if talking about Hash, Butane Oil, or any other extract, you should use the word Concentrate. “I’m looking for a Concentrate bowl for my water pipe.” If you are ever in doubt about what to call an item, simply point at it and ask, the employee of the shop will know what the right language is for the item in question.

 

Do not discuss any illegal substances while you are in the shop, talking about that great eight of weed you have in the car is a good way to get kicked out of a head shop. Do not ask the employees of the shop about acquiring drugs, it happens often, and in most cases just makes the employee agitated and less likely to deal with you.

Suggested Add ons

 

Water pipes and hand pipes Add ons:

  • Grinder
  • Scale
  • Lighter/torch
  • Butane
  • Silicone Container
  • Screens (Brass, Steel, or Glass)
  • Dab Tool
  • Glass cleaners/Pipe Cleaners
  • Smoke Odor or Wildberry Products
  • Dime Bags
  • Carb Caps
  • Papers
  • Silicone Mats
  • E-nail
  • Ashcatcher
  • Trays
  • Stink Sacks
  • Storage Containers
  • Safe Cans
  • Mouthpieces
  • Downstems
  • Bowls
  • Bangers
  • Swiss Army Dab Tool
  • Hempwick

 

Vape Add Ons:

  • Battery
  • Charger
  • E-juice
  • Mouthpieces
  • Coils
  • Wire
  • Cotton
  • Monkey O’s
  • Tanks
  • Maintenance kits

 

Detox Add Ons:

  • Mouthwash
  • Shampoo

 

CBD Suggested Add Ons:

  • Tank
  • Battery
  • Kit
  • Oil rig
  • Banger
  • Oil burner
  • Grav Concentrate Tester
  • Nectar Collector
  • Nectar Straw
  • Dab Stick

 

                                                                                

 

Hookah Add Ons:

  • Charcoal
  • Foil
  • Shisha
  • Mouthpieces
  • Bowl
  • Hoses
  • Cleaner
  • Coal Burner
  • Hookah Bags
  • Torch

 

Paper & Cone Add Ons:

  • Lighter
  • Lighter fluid
  • Tips
  • Glass tips
  • EZ Splits
  • Rolling Machine
  • Smoke Buddy
  • Grinder
  • Storage containers
  • Safe cans
  • Dime Bags
  • Trident
  • Double Barrel
  • Raw Tins
  • Pollen Press
  • Trays
  • Scales
  • Safe Can
  • Stink Sacks
  • Dugout
  • Bats
  • Smoke Stone
  • Raw Lanyard
  • 8-Ball Clips
  • Smoke Odor & Wildberry Products
  • Hempwick

 

There is always a way to upsell any sale. Adding a two dollar lighter may seem small but if you get every customer to just add a dollar or a few each day you will notice your commission increase. Asking open ended questions  keeps the conversation going and gets the client comfortable to discuss things with you. In turn you get a loyal customer who looks forward to coming back and taking your recommendations. Inform regulars of new product arrivals things that come back in stock. Show new clients around, with our wide array of items we are bound to have something they haven’t seen before.