I worked back in pet care so I would prepare the animals for the day, feed them, clean their cages, and interact with them. I would clean fish tanks, count fish, and remove dead fish. I prepared animals for purchase, gathered crickets and feeder fish, and removed any sick animals from the floor and took care of them separately. I actually enjoyed the work, honestly. The issue was with the people working there and how they handled their jobs. Other people working in pet care would disappear and I would have to cover for them, or they would neglect their duties openly until I did them. Management was incredibly harsh and particular about how things were done. Any discretion was treated as a major infraction. One manager told me to leave fifteen minutes early; I was publicly berated the next day by another manager in front of other employees and customers. I loved working with the animals. I didn't even mind having to scrub fish tanks as long as someone else was there to handle customers. I ended up having to quit due to medical issues and moving away, but I can't imagine having stayed too much longer anyway.
Animal handling, discounts
No part-time benefits, harsh management, lazy coworkers