Fun, Interested in the animal field, Get to work with animals and talk to people with an interest in animals
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Hoppers Crossing Melbourne – 28 January 2013
PETstock was by far my most favourite position of my working history, the only reason for leaving was i became a mother and wanted to stay home for a while before returning to work. I would love to work back here however i have been told that there was no real chance for progression within this store as new management was very stable.
A typical day for me would be to open the store located in Hoppers Crossing sometimes by myself, i would then get all the things ready before opening such as stocking cash registers making sure the store looked neat and tidy. I would then usually be in charge of daily store operations including rosters, ordering stock, meeting with reps, dealing with customer complaints etc.
Co-workers were great but i felt a little animosity toward me due to the fact that i jumped very quickly through the ranks and became a senior member of staff within months.
The hardest part of the job was the physical side, sometimes emptying up to 10 pellets of dog food, hay, etc which could be in excess weight of 15kg each bag..i must admit i did enjoy this part as my fitness improved dramatically.
The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know my customers on a personal level and being able to help them with their pets health and well being.
meeting great people, being able to talk about what i love everyday, being given such great responsibility in such a short time and knowing i did a great job
sometimes long hours and long weeks with working 10 - 14 days straight on a few occasions.