View Full Version : Great news!

01-25-2008, 02:39 PM
Getting a job at petco!! So stoked.
Good thing I got to know the reptile specialist girl and assistant manager :) I'll be taking over for the specialist when she leaves early next month so I get to take care of the inverts and verts once I get the certification they have me get.

Just thought I'd let you all know :)

01-25-2008, 02:43 PM
Congrats... The my local pet stores could use someone working for them that knows what they are doing.

So, you get any discounts?

01-25-2008, 02:54 PM
I get 25% off :)

01-25-2008, 02:57 PM

01-25-2008, 03:11 PM
I get 25% off :)

That is sweet... I would probably spend a big chunk of my paycheck at work...:clap:

01-25-2008, 03:45 PM
Dude I just got a job at Petco, quit after one day. I hated it. haha

01-25-2008, 03:52 PM
i wouldnt have a paycheck to bring home with a 25% discount, lol.

01-25-2008, 04:52 PM
One day huh? I love just being there, I'm strange though.

The discount is nice and all but I won't be spending much there besides on crickets. Plus the specialist job pays...I think it was $13-$15 an hour up to $18 the longer you've been doing it. So it will be a great paying job for my age until I get all my Computer IT certs by summer so I can start making the big bank ~$50k-120k a year. 50k being the average starting salary for just one Microsoft certification in my field.

Mr. Mordax
01-25-2008, 07:43 PM
Damn! I only make $10 an hour, and I've been working here almost two years!

That would be awesome -- I'd teach everyone in the bug area everything they ever need to know about the emps. :D

(I do that anyway when I'm there; I just don't get paid for it :rolleyes:)

01-25-2008, 08:13 PM
Pfft, I got payed 8

Mr. Mordax
01-25-2008, 08:42 PM
By "here" I meant the place I work . . . I don't work at Petco.

"Here" = lab on-campus.

01-25-2008, 10:56 PM
I got hired at PetCo a week after I got hired at my current job. I get payed about 12.00/hr here so I stayed. Plus I work full time. I don't think petco would of had me work full time.

01-26-2008, 01:48 PM
Congrats mate :)

01-26-2008, 01:52 PM
I get 25% off :)

They should give you free crickets. If you ask for them, I bet they will. Especially if you set up better breeder colonies for the store (cause lord knows the ones they have at the petco by me sucks).

01-26-2008, 02:05 PM
How sweet, now you can be one of does petstore guys that gives out really bad advice :D congrates mate :D heheheh ;P

01-26-2008, 09:57 PM
Thanks K3jser :) Actually sounds like fun.

01-28-2008, 12:59 PM
Well just got the call a few minutes ago and I got hired and start tomorrow!!

01-28-2008, 01:52 PM
Right on! A lot of toy dogs w/ their hotties stroll in there. Not a bad place to work ;)

Mr. Mordax
01-28-2008, 10:46 PM
Any hottie with a toy dog isn't worth ogling. :shame: Now, if she comes in with her Avicularia on her shoulder . . . ;)

But congrats on the hire, Kevin!!

01-28-2008, 11:26 PM
Thanks man, I really appreciate it.

01-29-2008, 06:36 AM
great job!

01-29-2008, 07:10 AM
Thanks to you too :)

01-29-2008, 10:49 AM
Lets us know how your frist day goes.

01-29-2008, 05:19 PM
it was great. They have me in small animals so I got to clean all the cages took 8 hrs I'm beat now I'm at class :(

I type more when I get home.

01-29-2008, 10:07 PM
Are small animals reptiles and inverts?
Or rats and stuff?

Mr. Mordax
01-29-2008, 11:26 PM
I think it's rats and stuff. The inverts are usually in their "reptiles" section.

01-30-2008, 08:24 AM
Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Dwarf hamsters, Ginny Pigs, Rabbits, Ferrets, Birds. I'm getting cross trained in small animals, reptiles, and cash register. So a lot of things, then I'm going to get certs in those animal fields for raises and seniority :)

It's a great job, its like I'm shopping there but get to do stuff... Plus I know a lot of the people there from being there so often so its very comfortable and the boss is great. His name is Kevin as well.

Yesterday I was mingling with him and some team leaders and he said "Their can only be ONE Kevin!, your name is now Fred." I was like, how about go by my alias Cyris. So that's my new name lol.

Mr. Mordax
01-30-2008, 11:46 AM
That's awesome. When my boss hired another Mike I should have tried "There can be only ONE Mike! You shall be known as Other Mike."

. . . actually, I think that's what happened.

01-30-2008, 06:25 PM
I work for PetsMart... *Throws rock*

I'm started to get bored of it. Nobody likes bugs. :confused:

01-30-2008, 06:55 PM
That's why I never go there, they have a few frogs and a snake then LOTS of fish; Boring. I work with a local tarantula breeder and hobbyist so its pretty cool.