As the summary says, very typical retail / pet store. It was not high-volume like Pet Smart, and valued customer service, however could be really slow. The store was well run, and paid $12.50/hr for part timers (above BC minimum wage in 2014). Best part of the day was seeing the customer's cats and dogs.
Work load is very dependent on a day by day basis, sometimes it was more than what was expected from the hourly wage. Above minimum wage but did not raise once minimum wage was increased. There was some workplace harassment that was not dealt with properly and led to some staff members leaving. Minimum growth within the company and inconsistent hours.
Was told I could not keep my other job and could start two weeks after putting my notice in. About 10 days into the job, I got fired by the regional manager whom I had never met before this day with no solid reason, and one I did not ask for. I was never given any inkling beforehand that I was doing anything wrong. I understand perhaps there was no obligation to give me any feedback on my performance in a week and a half there, but some communication would have been nice.