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post #11 of 45 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 06:18 PM
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Does anybody know what the ideal candidate for a pet-store employee requirements are?

I am kinda curious.

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I would guess......

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Woooowwww this is just sad.
Leave it to pet store employees to have a clue!

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i'd never try that, no matter the tank size. they could live peacefully for years, and then all it'd take is an afternoon of stress to tear the whole thing down :(
I just recently rescued a male, and 2 females that were in the same tank, and it was a 55 gal-- however there was also other species of fish that should not of been housed together, and they hardly had any plants, and no place to hide, but they were fin nipping each other to death practically, when I took them out, they were in a salt treatment for 10 days for regrowth..and one of them, is still regrowing her fins..almost a month later..

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I just recently rescued a male, and 2 females that were in the same tank, and it was a 55 gal-- however there was also other species of fish that should not of been housed together, and they hardly had any plants, and no place to hide, but they were fin nipping each other to death practically, when I took them out, they were in a salt treatment for 10 days for regrowth..and one of them, is still regrowing her fins..almost a month later..
Wow that tank was 55 gallons?? WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

" I don't know how to take care of fish, let's go buy a 55 gallon tank!"

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Oh trust me...they say stranger things about rodents like "You can keep a mouse and a hamster together." O.o WHAT? I always school people in pet stores though. I feel if I correct them and they know better then THEY CAN SAVE A LIFE. I know a lot about most of the animals they sell at pet stores and have actually turned one of the ladies at my old local petsmart into the rodent expert. ^-^ quite proud of her.

I still think it's scary that people think betta eat plants o.o. I see people who put them in those vases and NEVER feed them or change the water saying "they betta eats the plant and the plant cleans the water." then the fish dies after a month and I wonder why...because it's water was nearly black and it starved to death.

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Does anybody know what the ideal candidate for a pet-store employee requirements are?

I am kinda curious.
Well, I was in Petco, this past weekend, and I was trying to get some information on that kind of thing, how they get their job, and what are the requirements, and one of the employees I was talking to, told me you just need to answer a few questions on an online app..so I said in regards to fish keeping? she said yes, they are basic questions, and mutiple choice..so I asked if the workers have betta knowledge, and she said we learn as we go, and mostly just read some material in the back, that applies to most of the aquatics. "So nothing specific" for Bettas..and it all started with a King who was suffering from SBD..and my daughter brought the cup to her, and said something needs to be done..this fish is suffering..I am thinking of changing my profession..

Here is the Description of job requirements for Aquatic Specialist

* Minimum of one year of experience working with and/or caring for aquatic life,
both freshwater and saltwater is required for this position. Qualified
applicants will possess a high level of knowledge of aquatic life care and a
working knowledge of basic merchandising techniques.

* All current and newly hired Aquatic Specialists will be required to obtain
Certification in one or more animal areas, depending on the store's needs,
within the time periods specified by the Company.

* Must be also be able to demonstrate proficiency in the areas of mathematics
and basic accounting relationships, as well as exhibit exceptional communication
skills.

* Must possess an aptitude for basic animal welfare and sales techniques, as
well as a professional appearance and demeanor.

* Must be able to lift and move merchandise weighting up to 50 lbs.

* Ability and willingness to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and flexibility
in scheduling of work hours including evenings and weekends to meet store needs.

Are you looking for a career that is as unique as you are? PETCO is the place.
Apply today for a rewarding career opportunity, with excellent benefits and
associate discounts. "Animals Always Come First. Our People Make It Happen!"


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High level of knowledge for aquatic life care is to feed bettas plants and leave them to die in cups full of fesses and ammonia?

Then given my experience in aquariums and college degree i must became a store manager in the least...sigh...

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Here is the first part thought I had that in there..hmm..well some of this is very interesting indeed..and need to bring to the attention of that person who gave you that advice..



The position will also be responsible for the achievement of the stores
budgeted sales goals by driving sales in the aquatic life areas. This will be
accomplished by effectively assisting customers in the proper selection of
aquatic life and merchandise in accordance with their specific needs. This
position will receive day to day direction and coaching from the Companion
Animal Department Manager.

Other responsibilities include:

* Act as primary resource for customers and other store associates regarding all
aquatic life education and care
.

* Provide quick and courteous service to all PETCO customers by determining
their needs and sharing aquatic life and product knowledge to suggest the
appropriate merchandise to satisfy the customer
. Effectively employ suggestive
selling techniques to drive sales of aquatic life supplies. Help educate other
store associates to effectively perform these tasks.

* Placing appropriate aquatic life orders and ensures that all animals are
properly cared for from the time they arrive at the store to the time they go to
their permanent home.


This is my Favorite Part..

* Ensure that all aquatic life in the store is receiving appropriate care. This
includes ensuring that all aquatic life maintenance and hourly animal care
checks are completed as required.

* Placing aquatic life supply and merchandise orders when needed and place them
in the appropriate locations of the store according to established procedures in
order to ensure that the store is well stocked and accurate inventory counts are
maintained.

* Perform routine housekeeping tasks as required to maintain the professional
image and appearance of the aquatic area, to include sweeping/mopping the
floors, dusting, cleaning the tanks, facing the merchandise on the shelves, etc.

* Accurately complete required paperwork in a timely manner within the aquatic
department.

* Adhere to and promote established safety and loss prevention procedures.

* Performs additional duties and projects as required or assigned with or
without regular supervision.

Education/Requirements:

* A high school diploma or GED is required.

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I was about to get angry, but the thought of bettas swarming around to eat some weird corn plant cracks me up.
Ha ha ha .. me too! just the word "corn" in this situation is making me laugh. I know there are a lot of artists here, we should draw what we think that looks like. Bettas just swimming happily around eating corn.

You should have asked him if they need tiny versions of those corn-on-the-corb "handles" to eat their corn?

Also .. someone please go to Lowe's and ask for the "corn plant that fish eat". Pleaaaase .. . .

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