I submitted on march 7 about working at an animal shelter and one of the employees being the worst.
Just wanted to add that the guy has been there 3 months longer than I have and is not improving.
I sound like a horror to work with because I constantly have to repeat myself over and over and over again.
Like I said, he’s not lazy but the animal world is not for him and I wish my supervisor would just cut him so that he could find a better fitting job.
When animals get stressed and scared they lash out and if they draw blood we have to put them on a 10 day quarantine, which means they can’t be adopted and get like 0 physical contact with people.
If it happens twice, they might have to be put down. That’s why we have time limits to having them in the tub, cage, or dryer.
He also cost the shelter a lot of money because the overtime pay for the three people on a shift. That money could be going back to the animals.
Just the other day we worked 14 hours straight with no lunch break. When he’s not working, we usually finish early.
If someone has to do the job of two people or constantly monitor the other person, we spend less time focusing on the animals.
And we absolutely do not intake aggressive animals. We have kids that volunteer. If someone tries to surrender an animal and they immediately try to kill us, we tell the person no.
He is constantly trying to work with animals and coax them out of their cage and then we have a terrified cat climbing up our walls.
It’s not mean to say that not everyone is suited for every job.