Pros: working with animals
Cons: short breaks
A typical day consisted of all tank maintenance for the assigned animal group that day(birds, small animals, reptiles, fish, etc.), morning or night feedings of all the animals(if opening or closing shift), assisting customers with any questions they may have regarding pet care information or pet product recommendations, opening cages to let interested customers interact with the animals, catching fish and crickets, cleaning and restocking all pet care supplies, and running the cash register. I learned tons of background information on a variety of animals and animal care products in order to provide the best customer service possible. My managers were the best. They were very understanding, helpful, constructive, and genuinely had my best interest in mind. All of my co-workers were great as well. The hardest or worst part of the job was having to cover cashier shifts when we were short our normal cashiers. The most enjoyable part of the job was connecting excited new pet owners with the perfect pet for them!