I have been working at Dogtopia full-time
Been here 5 months, gotten 2 raises already. Great relationship with dogs, and fellow team mates. Learning to be a pack leader. I work 10 hr days 6 days a week. I love this job. I can truly say it's the best I've ever had and I have had a lot of jobs. Honestly I love the job. People come in expecting they're gonna play with dogs all day: you will have a lot of cleaning, and you get paper trained to learn dog behavior. I learned how to stop a fight before it even happens. The turn over rate is very high but then again most that apply and don't stay had high expectations and lived in a fantasy world about the job. Lazy people won't last long. I find it funny people say it's a crappy job and can't sit down. There's so much to do, you don't shouldn't have to sit down. Lazy people complain they can't sit down.
Lots and lots of cleaning. It's for the safety of the dogs, and teaches you responsibility. I honestly have no cons.
Advice to Management
Keep up the great work! Note to future employees: don't mouth off, don't act condescending like you know everything after your first week of being there. Then you'll get along with management.
I applied online. I interviewed at Dogtopia.
I filed out an application online and heard back the very next day. I was first called in for a *very* informal interview with a shift manager. He asked me questions about virtually every single thing I wrote on my resume, mostly to tell him more about my former jobs, why I left, as well as many questions about dogs and my history caring for them. After the interview, he said I sounded like a good fit and set up a second interview with the manager. At first it seemed to be going well, we even talked about what days and times I would be able to work and when I would start. Then I asked him to go off the pay with me. He talked about the salary, and then I asked him when I would find out about the job. At that point, he mentioned he was interviewing a couple of other people, and he said, "we'll see" in regards to hiring me. I never heard back. I have lots of experience with dogs and experience working in retail, plus a college degree. He knew the salary was a concern of mine, and that may have been why he decided not to hire me. My advice: if you want a job here, don't let them on in any way that you have problems with the salary. I merely asked for clarification, and while I can't be sure that was the reason I wasn't hired, it seems likely.
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