I live alone and I'm lonely as fuck. What's it like working at a petstore?

I live alone and I'm lonely as frick. What's it like working at a petstore? I already have a job that pays $15/hr plus tip, but I hate the people I work with, and I'd gladly take more hours and less pay if I got to spend more time around puppies and kitties and feel more sane.

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    consider volunteering at an animal shelter or rescue/sanctuary. I work at one and would not recommend it (as most of our time is spent feeding and cleaning, not playing or doing behavioral training) but our volunteers are the ones who get to take the dogs on walks, bond with the animals and really get to know them, even help get them adopted

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do pet training.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    High jacking this thread in hopes of some advice as well, for working as a dog groomer. I've seen, depending on the place of work, groomers get pretty big bucks, but how is the work? I'm content with my current job for paying bills, but I need something a bit more, and working with animals in a mainly non customer facing job would be great.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Start it as a side hustle on the weekends or after work and see if you like it, you are going to have to learn to deal with customers though because the groomers who make money are the ones who are self employed. Try to get that thought of not having to deal with customers out of your mind if you are involved with any sort of service industry it is inevitable unless you are a basic laborer, but that won't pay well.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, I would need training/education first, as well. Just went to a job site and someone is hiring for 25 an hour for mobile, solo groomers, which doesn't sound awful either. I know I would still have to talk to em, but it's not the main job, like say, a telemarketer or a cashier. I do want to go for it, obviously not balls to the wall, though. Gotta work to it, like everything else, just figure it's better than food service jobs like I've had my whole life, cause to get the big bucks there, it's hell, and I'm kind of stupid and not very assertive.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your thought process is fricked up, what you need is a job that pays more and requires skills you can improve on, then you can spend that money on things you enjoy. If you really want to spend time with animals you are better off getting a job that let's you bring your pet to work, for example there's plenty of truck driving jobs that allow dogs to ride along.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    you'll have to kill animal regularly if you work at petco.
    it's like being a guard is auschwitz to spend more time with israelites

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's like working at walmart but you also have to pick up shit.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      So it's like working at Walmart.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    FFS get a girlfriend

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Petco and Petsmart and horrible at keeping reptiles, inverts, fish, and mammal pets. It's borderline if not outright abuse for the sake of making a profit by selling some poor unfortunate animal to some dumb ass parents looking to buy their kids a temporary pet. Not to mention, the employees there are just as clueless as their husbandry pamphlets when it comes to animals.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      God this. I feel so fricking awful when I see like 5 giant day geckos crammed into a 20" long glass box

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    work at a zoo

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is this a serious suggestion?
      If so, what's it like working at a zoo? What should I bear in mind?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        don't turn your back on the emus

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Zoos are soggy dog worlds

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        you'll sweep up various animal poops

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        *bare
        You get to sweep up animal poo.
        That's it, that's the jobs unless you have a college degree.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is this a serious suggestion?
      If so, what's it like working at a zoo? What should I bear in mind?

      If you hate dealing with normies a zoo is the worst. Most of your time is spent giving speeches and answering the same stupid questions

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Retail is the last environment to promote sanity. I shop at a local non-chain pet store every other week to get frozen food for my snake/fish and the amount of bullshit I've witnessed from customers in the brief window of time I'm browsing is unreal. I'm talking people coming in with a box of 10+ inbred guinea pigs to surrender them because "they got out of control" all while telling their kids the guinea pigs will have good lives and they're doing the right thing (instead of just not fricking letting them breed out of control in the first place,) a grown man surrendering a tiny corn snake because "I'm a father now and it's a danger to my family," people buying frogs and having to ask what frogs eat because they don't know. I would not be able to work there without telling them what morons they are.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >that second one
      holy fricking city slicker syndrome

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >a grown man surrendering a tiny corn snake because "I'm a father now and it's a danger to my family,"
      Kek! What a homosexual!

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dude might be right. I had a cornsnake when I was a teen. My mom babysat a some kids regularly and they loved the snake. We always told them not to touch outside snakes cause they could kill you, but kids are stupid. Got a call from their father one one weekend. The four year little girl had caught a small copperhead and carried it coiled around her fingers into the kitchen to show her mother. Father came home to a snake in cooking pot with the lid duct taped on. Luckily, no one got bitten.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Damn that girl has some snake handling skills.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Damn that girl has some snake handling skills.

          Was it cold? Maybe it was cold so the snake wasn't hungry and it prefer the girl alive as a heating source.

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Better off finding a dog boarding place if you just want to play with the animals all day.
    Do NOT work at a vet it can get very depressing very quickly out of nowhere.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      How about Dogtopia?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah sure, they're mostly all the same. No idea what they pay, I worked at a vet in HS and a boarding place for a few years in uni. The boarding place was a lot more fun and I got paid to just stand around and watch the dogs.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's funny I worked there for 3 days and walked out. But if you can handle groups of dogs and cleaning up after them go for it. I hate dogs atleast when there's several of them at once.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    bro petco is not some utopia where you play with kittens and puppies all day. it's a retail job where people that shouldn't own animals bring their loud annoying dogs into that take gigantic shits on the floor and are completely unapologetic about it happening

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