150% Physical work that keeps me in shape, like my co-workers, love the monkeys
Animal Care Technician II (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 26, 2019
A TYPICAL DAY AT WORK
- the first 4 hour- strenuous physical labor.
The 5th hour - "What can I get done before lunch? Check in orders, put away supplies, bring up cages, fold laundry, fruit my monks.
Lunch - 1 hour
Hour 6-7 - What else can I accomplish before 3:00? Inventory, create orders, make enrichment, set up cages for tomorrow.
Hour 7- Feed my monks, close up rooms.
WHAT DID I LEARN?
Monkey psychology and care, time management, safety, IACUC regulations, inventory, ordering, receiving, problem solving, cage maintenance
Management- Please don't talk to me while I'm on my unpaid lunch break.
Workplace culture- good
The hardest part of this job - The turnover rate that left us short-handed.
The most enjoyable part of the job - co-workers and monkeys and science.
I get to work with monkeys!