Well I understand where you're coming from but i honestly don't think all the people that work there are morons. They have to do their job. They may not like the companies policies and how they treat the animals and where they come from but some people need a job just to survive not just because they want discounts or something at petco. I know I don't always agree with what my company does and I can't do anything about it because I need the money.
I don't know, I just don't think its fair to blame every associate that works there. I mean if you were to talk to a supervisor or something it would be different but a regular associate can't really do much. =/
I both agree, and disagree at the same time.
Working in a petstore is not all fun and games like most people think. It's not just about playing with cute little creatures all day, and that's what a lot of people think when they send in their resumes. It's pretty much the exact oposite.
And people who think that? Don't deserve the job. At all.
A fair number of people look to work at petstores for that exact reason, and then they can't uphold the responsibility that goes with it; normally because they didn't know there was one to begin with? I work in a petstore (Pet Depot) and I work and have worked with people who know NOTHING about animal care, but they slip past my managers and bosses because they themselves don't give a <super> about any living creature there.
Can't tell you how many people have worked there for no longer than a week, then get fired because they're incompitent, and people like me complain about it. Sometimes, they don't get caught. Heck, I STILL work with people who don't deserve to work in a petstore...
Fortunately, my bosses don't really have a lot of say towards the housing of the animals... as disgusting as that is. The only thing my bosses have to complain about are what's on the shelves, and how much money we've raked in that day. I honestly have to say I dislike my job for the most part, because of it. It's not just a completely mentally and physically exhausting job, it's also just... yeah. I'm rarely around when new animals come in, and when I do come in I spend half my time rearranging the animals. We've had a lot of casualties because people just put them wherever they want.
It isn't fair, however, to blaim the people working there--to an extent. As I said before, it's a heavy burden (in my opinion) to work in a petstore. You're caring for animals, and making sure they go to a good home. It's both rewarding, and degrading at the same time.
I've never been to Petco, but I have a bone to pick with places like Pet Smart and even Pet Land.