– March 20, 2013
I think because of us Pet Detectives is the absolute reason why BB is ranked #1 and not because of the commercials or that its the best quality food. There are so many other natural pet foods that are good and affordable such as Simply Nourish to name a few. Not to mention, I am in agreement with you that we should get a discount on the food. How can we afford that on our salaries right? The reporting software or GPL is a joke. I hate the fact that I have to email my manager everytime I put a store a date wrong when creating my schedule.
– April 28, 2013
They want you to run around like a chicken with your head cut off to approach everyone. If you spend too much time bonding & educating a pet parent on nutrition they criticize you because there were one or two people you could have approached. The goals are impossible. NO POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT just constant brow beating. I have been with them a few years & have not gotten a raise even though I received a bonus for high sales. Now I see on their job site that they want people to agree to drive 25 mi. That's 50 mi round trip for a 4 hr shift on your dime. So if fuel is $3.50 a gal that's $7 fuel cost not counting oil, tires, insurance, your time etc. They don't pay for 3 hrs a month sending reports & reading & responding to e-mails either. The turn-over rate is phenomenal for a reason ! I am still there because I am hoping to move & it would be helpful to have a job at my new location & possibly a better manager. But from what others have said I doubt that will happen. There are other companies that are good & pay much better.
ChristineK – June 26, 2013
I worked for Blue for almost two years and completely understood what was expected of me. If your numbers were really low you were not doing what you should have been doing.
Taffy – July 6, 2013
The same thing happened to me. When hired, some papers were handed to me with the sales goals in bold print, but I did not see that until I had already worked a day and felt very confused and betrayed. It was a waste of my time and theirs that the manager could not relay that info in person. Later played "dumb" about their goals, which only made me more angry!
MariaL – July 6, 2013
@Christina - Not necessarily. When I was first hired on, I had some very very poor training, and expectations were not made clear. I knew I had to make sales, but was not given the tools to do so. It wasn't until a year later I had a new manager that showed me how to do it right.