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Old 03-23-2012, 09:59 AM   #1 
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Happy Sight at Petsmart!

I know we hate how much pet stores like Wal Mart, Petsmart, etc push the tiny little 1 gallons or less for the fish, however I have to report my local Petsmart:

-The .8 gal cubes by Marina is in somewhat of the back of the store; more near the bird section than the fish section. The tanks around the bettas are still small, but not that small.

-There wasn't a Medium sized Kritter Keeper available on Wednesday when I was getting my new little girl, so I strolled into the glass bowl/tank section, and came across a 2.5 gal glass tank. I don't know if anyone else knew this existed, but I was very happy, and it was only about $14.

I guess this tank comes with accesories (I thought you bought them separately) one being a lid with air holes in it, I guess. Unfortunately, mine happened to come with a glass divider. Yeah, a divider for a 2.5 gal. Not happening. That was my only complaint.

My little girl is very happy here. I am happy to see this tank size has been created. Am I bringing no new news?
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:03 AM   #2 
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My 2.5's came with a glass that could be either a divider or a lid. Was there a little handle that can be applied to the top to lift the lid?


Last time I was at Petsmart, they had those tiny cubes on the same end-cap as the bettas. I pushed them back on the shelf with my foot so they were hidden, lol.
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No mine didn't come with a handle... The only "Accessory," that came with Winnie's tank was the divider, so now I just have a glass divider sitting around in my room waiting for a use, cause its not going to be a little divider like that. A lid would have been nice though; Plastic/Veggie Wrap isn't really aesthetically appealing. :)

Yeah, while they were advertising the (EVEN MORE ABYSMAL) one or two 1/2 gal divided, with two sick fish in there to contaminate and stress each other out, but the .8 Marina Cube was farther back in the store. I bought a cute plant from them. (I know, I probably shouldn't give them any of money, but the plastic plant was cute and my girl loves it) Ah well, we're getting places I guess...
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #4 
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I love big (2g+) glass bowls! I want one and another betta! Needs a job/money first! ;) Bettas just look lovely in large bowls with lots of live plants (well, they look lovely all the time XD).

I applied to work at the local Petsmart as a pet care associate, in hopes of helping the fishies (and I totally could have made them some money by convincing people to buy bigger tanks/heaters). It pisses me off that they never called me and instead hire people with little to no experience. I had a full write-up of pet care experience, the length of my life, and even wrote out detailed info of fish knowledge. I even have SALES experience. >_< I've had almost every type of pet they sell there! /endrant
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:43 AM   #5 
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I have to agree; while I have had yet applied there, I'm thinking about it. I would think that people who work at Petsmart actually care/know what they're doing about animals. But no, when I asked where the the vacation feeders were the girl who was picking at her nails just looked at me like I was Medusa, then called some other girl to see if I could, "help me." No, they didn't have anymore. Wow, she couldn't have told me that? Goodness... I know if I have any questions that's always how I'm treated in there. I can't be alone.
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I have to agree; while I have had yet applied there, I'm thinking about it. I would think that people who work at Petsmart actually care/know what they're doing about animals. But no, when I asked where the the vacation feeders were the girl who was picking at her nails just looked at me like I was Medusa, then called some other girl to see if I could, "help me." No, they didn't have anymore. Wow, she couldn't have told me that? Goodness... I know if I have any questions that's always how I'm treated in there. I can't be alone.
I'm going to try my luck at Petco (their bettas/animals are prettier and better taken care of, anyway) and local pet stores. Petsmart was hiring and is much closer to my apartment, though, so I really thought I would get it, with the wealth of experience I have. grrr
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:47 PM   #7 
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I'm going to try my luck at Petco (their bettas/animals are prettier and better taken care of, anyway) and local pet stores. Petsmart was hiring and is much closer to my apartment, though, so I really thought I would get it, with the wealth of experience I have. grrr
I've recruited people for my job quite a few times so I wanted to give you a bit of advice which might be helpful... or not.
Remember that more than a petstore, these companies are all about customer service. When recruiting I concentrate more on your people skills and multitasking ability than your technical experience. Yes, I want the basic tech knowledge but I can teach you all you need to know to work at my company. What I cannot teach you is how to treat people or how to organize your toughts to save time while working on multiple tasks.
Bets of luck!!
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I've recruited people for my job quite a few times so I wanted to give you a bit of advice which might be helpful... or not.
Remember that more than a petstore, these companies are all about customer service. When recruiting I concentrate more on your people skills and multitasking ability than your technical experience. Yes, I want the basic tech knowledge but I can teach you all you need to know to work at my company. What I cannot teach you is how to treat people or how to organize your toughts to save time while working on multiple tasks.
Bets of luck!!
Thank you! I did highlight that... I've taught A+ certification (computer classes) for 6 years at a non-profit organization, so I have TONS of experience dealing with people/customers and multi-tasking while having 20 people with their hands in computers trying to help them all. XD
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I applied for a job at Petsmart. I haven't heard back from them yet.
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