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Big Brown Dog - I think it's okay to mention them, just don't carry on about them. Many employers like to know they are hiring a family-oriented person. It implies that they have values that most people would want in a team member.
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Perhaps...staffing levels I've seen at Shelters put places in real binds when even one person doesn't make it in. My view tends to be a bit more pragmatic...family values are well & good...kennels needing to be cleaned is another matter all together and having dependable staffing tends to be more valuable.

I don't believe a potential employer can legally ask a job candidate if they have children...so why offer it?

Unless you're just trying to explain an extended absence from the workforce I just don't see an upside to offering the information.
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It depends on where you are but the euthanasia can be a really big part of your job. Just remember like you said alot of the animals even the healthy ones are better off euth'd than where they came from or adopting them to a bad home. I thought i'd have a problem with it at first but the more i saw of the scum in this job the more i knew they are better that way.
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Wow, what a great resource.

I applied for a job last week and have an interview this Friday, and I couldn't have asked for a better source of information.

One question - didn't see it addressed.

For the interview - should I wear a tie? a jacket? a polo shirt...???

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Dress professionally and conservatively. A tie with a dark suit would be appropriate. First impressions count!!!
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I wouldn't be offended by the polo shirt if you complimented it with a nice ironed pair of slacks and a belt. The idea is to show that you take "personal pride" in your appearance, not only as a show of respect towards a potential employer. Plus if you get the job it may be the last time you get to wear anything but a uniform (just kidding).
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Hey,

Thanks for the advice - I went with the suit. Now I'm on pins and needles waiting for the outcome.



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