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My personal experience was that there was too much drama. I'm not one to cry about every little thing. I'm a fast paced hard worker but I was the only one like that. It made me biter and frustrated. There are a few rude receptionist that I was always annoyed with. Management is amazing, but need to make people work harder.
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Animals, Management, Knowledge occured, amazing experiences
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Gossip, drama, politics, pay, not enough employees, East Van.
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Wonderful staff, and management. Work environment is positive and supportive. It's great to feel like you are making a difference in the community as well. Sad thing is the BC SPCA being a non-profit obviously doesn't have a large budget to pay their employees, but given that this shelter is in one of the most expensive cites in the province and one of the largest shelters they should most definitely be paying their staff more. Receptionists make a decent wage but Kennel assistants make an unlivable wage. The emotional toll this job has on you is not compensated enough. There is also no opportunity for advancement. There are two positions available, kennel assistant or receptionist. The turn over of staff clearly shows how unsustainable the job is unfortunately.
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Job is great if you love people. More so for a second job but can be taken more seriously for those that love the thrift store life and take charge of a full time management position.
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Everyday was a little different depending on amount of animals in the shelter. I was the dog kennel person and so enjoyed seeing the improvements of the dogs and puppies and seeing them go out the door to their forever homes.. The hardest part of the job was seeing cruelty animals being brought in sick, injured, scared.
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Helping animals find their forever homes
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Management was weak
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3.0
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Starting wage is the only wage, no promotions, no wage increases, no opportunity for advancement or to move into new positions. Frequently contacted in your off hours and due to the nature of the job lots of stress taken home with you.
HR will forward all complaints about management directly to management.
The job while incredibly emotionally challenging and frequently dangerous (animal bites/attacks) is worthwhile due to the awesome staff and helping the animals.
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save lives
Cons
low pay, no opportunity for growth, Lack of HR support
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Good job If you are starting out and are able to secure a part time or full time position. Most employees start off as auxiliary working full time with no benefits.
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benefits
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bad management
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The upper management at provincial don't seem to realize or care that the shelter staff are there, where there is very little management (fear of the union?) and much in-fighting with a building that is falling down and is the busiest location in BC. Fantastic place to go great work with animals. Be prepared to deal with many residents of the DTES, due to the location. It's a good job for someone who is able to set their own boundaries and know when to say "no".
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Helping animals
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5.0
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Good place to learn about cats the area where I worked.
Wages matched the minimum.

Good management and staff to work with.
Good training online and hands on.
Pros
If you want to learn more about cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and more this is a good place to do it even if you're a volunteer.
Cons
Critters put to sleep but only when absolutely necessary.
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5.0
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Typical day included being in charge of all the animals being fed, having a constant supply of fresh water and a comfortable surface to sleep, as well as having the rooms and cages regularly cleaned. They are equally responsible for the animals’ mental health, in particular to ensure the animals are being taken out of their cages on a regular basis, being walked and getting treats. Management was nice and seemed quite friendly.
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