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  1. Default I am the despised.


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    I am an "Aquatic Specialist" for a major pet store.

    Would love to hear your thoughts and/or questions regarding this.

    GO!

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    Not much to say about you personally. There are good and bad "Aquatic Specialist"
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    Personally I am super nice and wish I knew more than I do about aquatics, lol.

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    I don't think people who bash the aquatic specialists of the major pets stores say they are mean, just often uninformed. I'm sure you are nice and it's never too late to learn more about your job and this hobby. If you wish to be more informed, have at it, there is plenty here to read.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1
    I don't think people who bash the aquatic specialists of the major pets stores say they are mean, just often uninformed. I'm sure you are nice and it's never too late to learn more about your job and this hobby. If you wish to be more informed, have at it, there is plenty here to read.

    I've found a great love for aquatics, and do actually study a bit in my free time. Unfortunately I was promoted months back with no prior experience.

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    lol, despised? I've been to several large chain pet stores (3 petsmarts in this area and 1 petco - pretty ridiculous how close they are to each other). I've only ever met very nice "aquatic specialists," and they've always tried to be helpful, whether they knew what they were talking about or not. I'm sure you're a good person who loves the hobby, and like me, you're probably learning as you go.

    Good luck! You could do something about your "despised" title, though. Learn the facts about this hobby and become knowledgeable within the field. You'd be the go-to guy at your pet store and people will learn to rely on you for information pertaining to their interests. Showing the initiative could get you a kick-start toward another promotion, too. ;]

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    I work in a Pet Store. I'm not an 'aquatics specialist' but I am a manager. All I can say, is learn learn learn. This may not be allowed where you work, but at my job we are encouraged to find the real answer. So if a customer asks me a question, I tell them "I don't know, but I'd be happy to find out for you!" and then I'm able to go look up their answer, usually online(here frequently). You'll never know everything(which IMO is the best thing about this hobby), so just keep learning and helping people to the best of your ability. :)
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    4 gallon planted Aqueon Evolve Dwarf Puffer Tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by leaveittoweaver
    I work in a Pet Store. I'm not an 'aquatics specialist' but I am a manager. All I can say, is learn learn learn. This may not be allowed where you work, but at my job we are encouraged to find the real answer. So if a customer asks me a question, I tell them "I don't know, but I'd be happy to find out for you!" and then I'm able to go look up their answer, usually online(here frequently). You'll never know everything(which IMO is the best thing about this hobby), so just keep learning and helping people to the best of your ability. :)
    freedom of learning is iffy where i work. they want me to learn but they also dont want me straying from the _____ way of doing things.

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    you pretty much have my dream job. i've been applying to virtually every pet store in my city and the opening for aquatics at my local fish store just got filled.... the girl who worked there was kind of sad that i didn't get it... it's an opportunity to learn as much as you can about every species of fish. just curious, petsmart???
    5 gallon planted tank - 1 female betta and one HUGE mystery snail
    60 gallon planted community 3 marble lyretail mollies, 3 creamsicle mollies, 9 lampeye tetras, 5 bloodfin tetras, 4 black skirt tetras, 1 rubberlipped pleco, 3 peppered corys, 3 bumblebee catfish, 3 emerald green corydoras, 2 gold danios, and 2 giant danios

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardiocentric
    you pretty much have my dream job. i've been applying to virtually every pet store in my city and the opening for aquatics at my local fish store just got filled.... the girl who worked there was kind of sad that i didn't get it... it's an opportunity to learn as much as you can about every species of fish. just curious, petsmart???
    close on the store lol but theyre pretty similar from what i hear. i love my job but its a lot of work to maintain so many gallons of fresh and salt haha! on top of the millions of other responsibilities

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