Sometimes big pet stores have trouble finding employees. All the petstores in my town change employees all the time.
I was working at a pet shop for a little over 2 months and am quitting because I can't take the none-caring of animals. I don't know all pet shops, but anyone working in a pet shop for an extended period of time that doesn't take proper care of animals does not really love animals.
The main worker at my pet shop has been there a very long time. Since she never finished high school, that's the only job she can have that pays her enough to support her family, otherwise she'd have to re-start at minimum wage. Anyways, she considers herself an animal lover... however she adopted a rat from the pet store and she let her cats be around his cage. The rat was of course stressed out from it, and she kept saying he was a mean rat because he pooped outside of his cage. However this very mean rat never bit anyone... which would be MY definition of mean. And her son didn't like the rat, and wouldn't take care of it while she was at work... so what was her logical solution?
She brought the rat back to the store, an adult rat, and GOT HIM SOLD AS SNAKE FOOD!!!!!!
I know not all pet shops are the same and there have to be some GREAT pet shops out there, but I have lost so much faith in humans. If you work at a pet shop you're supposed to like animals since you're around them all day and clean their poo! well no!
and everyone who applies to get a job there (Since i'm getting replaced i see interviews and people who come in with CVs everyday) have NO experience with animals! And they think that owning a dog when they were 5 makes them apt. So the very first person who has worked in anything with animals or lived on a farm is an acceptable new employee.
We had a new guy come in, and he told a lady who wanted a black male kitten that we only had females. It's very hard to sell black kittens, people who come to a pet store for a cat want "Special" ones usually. We had 5 black kittens, 2 were males.
The guy couldn't sex kittens and did not even ask for help to sex them.
i had posted a thread about my pet shop in vents and rants... I'm sorry to have made a big post, but this topic gets me going.
POOR BUNNIES if this is true.