04-27-2007, 10:24 PM
| || | I'll state my opinion on this.:) The employee's stay in the petshop is not often all that relevant. It all depends on how serious the person is with his work and hobby. If he really enjoys the hobby, then that person does all his homework and tries to learn as much as possible to help willingly to customers and all too often, those who are new to the hobby.
Originally Posted by mr.bojangles
i have great experience with the staff at big al's kitchener. the trick is to find out how long the peron has worked ther. if they've been ther for more than 2 months ther generally pretty good at there job
There are people on the other hand who do not try to learn as much as they can during their two months' work. These people are often the ones who cannot even take their time to read a few books or even ask the advice and make observations from experienced hobbyists on how they take care of their aquaria.
A good pet shop employee is the one who is willing to help the customer, takes a book out if he/she cannot answer the question, takes time to entertain his/her customers and knows what he/she is talking about without attempting to mislead or confuse the buyer.
A bad pet shop employee, however, is quite distinguishable from the lighter side. He/She does not take the time to entertain customers, gets disgruntled when bombarded by questions, makes hasty conclusions which are often sounding too fishy and often, takes out all nets and equipments instead and proceed to catch fish without questions.
An advice for beginners:
It is advisable for beginners to take their time to research as well, not just ask the pet shop employees. This will help you save your time and money. If in doubt with a person's advice, always try to research further and don't make hasty decisions if it will work or not.
Hope this helps.:)