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post #31 of 37 Old 04-29-2007, 10:54 AM
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I'm not stretching when I talk about the guy who bent over in the LFS- that was all his doing! LOL

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post #32 of 37 Old 04-29-2007, 12:52 PM
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I agree, and disagree with everyone here. I think some employees give really bad advice, and some give really good advice. Some just want to make money, and some are in it for the love of the hpbby. There can't be any generalisation here really.

One thing I will say though. is that I sometimes think that fish store employees are put in awkward positions. One time I was in one of the lfs's in my area a woman came in with ehr 2 kids and wanted an oranda, a black moor, and a small fish bowl. The guy obviously put 2 and 2 together and figured she was putting these 2 fish (which btw were about 3-4" at the time of buying them, so not even tiny fish to start with) and he advised her against it. He told her they'd get too big. He told her you can't just fire fish into a brand new bowl, he told her they'd probably die because of amonnia posioning etc etc and then in the very end he just couldn't talk her out of it. He then said "at least buy some Cycle and water conditioner for the bowl which doesn't guarantee they'll survive but will give them a better chance at least". At which point she then went on a rant that he was just trying to get more money out of her! I could hardly believe it!!! Many an employee would just have sold her the fish and bowl, and he tries to talk her out of it and gets accused of manipulating her into spending more money...

The one good thing that came of this situation however, was that the guy had had enough by this point and told her she wasn't getting the Cycle, she wasn't getting the water conditioner and she wasn't getting any bowl, or any fish either.
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post #33 of 37 Old 04-29-2007, 07:29 PM
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ya at our store we hav to sell them the fish but we void the guarantee

just because the guy with 4000 post ses its so... doesnt mean it is
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post #34 of 37 Old 04-29-2007, 07:36 PM
I was at my lfs, and saw a real jerk of a customer, the lady was sassy, and the guy was drunk. (lol) They bought a sw fish, after they paid they said it was going in a fw aquarium. :( There was nothing the lfs could do then.
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post #35 of 37 Old 04-29-2007, 07:47 PM
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i had someone come up and ask me wat they needed for the "nemo" fish (i knew right then that didnt have the setup) i was gona walk away but my manager made me go through wat they needed with them. it took 30 min cuz they wer so stupid. it turns out that the didnt evem know that they needed sw. they ended up not getting anything cuz they didnt want to do the work. in that time a could hav help atleast 5 other compident customers. thers was a guy who only works with me waiting thewhole time ... i felt so bad cuz he just waited, so i spent so extra time making sure i got it right with him

just because the guy with 4000 post ses its so... doesnt mean it is
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post #36 of 37 Old 04-30-2007, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not stretching when I talk about the guy who bent over in the LFS- that was all his doing! LOL
Susan, This episode with the bum crack has clearly affected you deeply and i'm a bit afeared for both you and your daughter's mental health after such an experience. especially as it seems to be weighing on your mind somewhat... My brother is a very competant therapist and i'm sure he'd be willing to take your case on por bono as a favour to a fellow fishie person. In any case, try to let this horrible incedent slide into your past.
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post #37 of 37 Old 04-30-2007, 09:43 AM
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I still have flashbacks. :o

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