I really like it but there's some differences at our store. For one, we only get slotted one dog every hour unless it's something simple like a short coated chihuahua. People kind of watch out for each other so if someone has to furminate a german shepherd the appointment maker crosses off two spots because it takes a long time do do the treatment properly. We're expected to get the walk-ins when groomers have dogs otherwise they do it if we're busy. It's still really nuts on Friday evening and weekends, the phones ring off the hook and people try to bring in really time consuming grooms as walk ins.
Bad dogs aren't a stresser for me but they are for others. If the dogs are too stressed or poorly behaved you just have to tell people ie the dog's nails can't be clipped today ect.
Some customers can be frustrating though, especially the ones that want to stand there and watch. I had a woman and her child stick around to wait for their dog's bath and I brought him out to do his brushing and nails/ears and the little boy wouldn't stop calling the dog's name and he was literally trying to fly off the table while I was working on him.
I will say the hourly pay is alright but the hours are terrible. One week I will have 22 hours and the next 13.5. Petsmart used to hire full-time bathers but now they never do.