In discussing hiring with other entrepreneurs I keep hearing the same thing over and over. “Good help is hard to find”. I always chuckle and tell them I could write a book based on some of the doozy applications we receive for pet sitting and dog walking jobs.
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I’ve heard people compare hiring employees to dating. On the first date (interview) they are on their best behavior and say everything you want to hear. Over the years I’ve learned how to read between the lines and am usually pretty good at judging whether someone would be a good fit for our team or not.
Pet sitting can be an awesome job! Read all about it here. In my most recent quest for finding employees I noticed something. Not only was Purrfect Pet Sitting looking for employees but so are several other services throughout the Capital District. Continue reading
Vacations are great, but when you’re a business owner – especially a pet sitting business owner, a vacation isn’t a ‘real’ vacation in the true sense of the word.
Yes, I can get away. I have a fantastic staff who does a great job of holding down the fort while we’re gone but I still have to work. It’s not like I can completely unplug.
So, how did my recent trip to Vermont go? Continue reading
Would you or someone you know like a job where you’re greeted by happy customers every day? Are looking to hire pet sitters in the following areas: Continue reading
By now you’ve read our post on 5 Ways to NOT Get A Job with us. We are currently looking to hire and thought we’d take a moment to share the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to pet sitting as a part time job. Continue reading
You’ve made your plans to go away, all that’s left is enlisting someone to care for the pets. The neighborhood kid is fine (and cheap), right? Think again. These are a few of the things we have encountered over the years that could have caused potential life threatening and/or catastrophic emergencies.
Whenever I tell someone I’m a pet sitter I usually get the “I want your job” or “oh, that’s cute” response. Most people envision us frolicking with fluffy puppies or fuzzy kittens in a field of wildflowers with butterflies floating around our heads between the hours of 11am and 2pm. Yeah, NOT. Being a pet sitter is a lot more work than some people realize. It calls for early mornings, late nights, driving in blizzards, working on holidays and it requires that we wear many hats. (I hope you’re enjoying the photo of my husband Bill posing with his Bob Cat Hat).