Friday, September 2, 2011

Do people REALLY listen?

I am starting to wonder if I am wasting my time telling people things. Seriously! And I am not talking about just in dog rescue at work too. I am a recruiter... not a head hunter but an internal corporate recruiter. My company needs a position filled and I find the person to fill it. We have a packet of information that goes out to a candidate when we hire them, there is a letter with that packet of information that tells them exactly what they need to do... what to do with the paper work (complete it and bring with you on your first day), come in at 8:30am, ask for XXX manager, return the letter signed stating you are accepting the position by XXX date. Yet I still get the questions "what do I do with the paper work" "what time do I come in" "who do I ask for" Rude or not I always tell them "all this information is in your letter."

The same thing happens in dog rescue, I go over all the important points of the adoption contract, I walk everyone through EVERY piece of paper in the folder I give them with the dog, I explain what vaccinations the dog has had and when they will need to be repeated, I explain the heartgard and frontline EVERYTHING! I even have a sheet of paper that says "INFO TO KNOW" this explains that we worm the dogs, the importance of frontline, the importance of heartgard (even include a pamphlet on heartgard), explains the shots what they are for and when they have to be repeated, explains the spay/neuter surgery..... EVERYTHING!

Yet I still get calls "My dog has flees. I thought you put flee stuff on him when we adopted him" I explain "Yes, sir I did but it has to be applied every month!"

OMG!!!! Are you freaking kidding me.

Or I tell people "when you get home treat her like a puppy, don't give her free run of the house, don't trust her. she doesn't know where she is, this isn't home yet and won't be for at least 30 days. Yes, she is housebroken but she may still have accidents until she knows where the door is and what your routine is."

I get a phone call the next day "We got home and let her run the house to see everything and she pooped in the kitchen when we weren't in there."

OH DID SHE REALLY! NO WAY. aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I honestly want to say "You are a F-ing idiot. I told you not to do that!!!" But I don't... I re-explain everything I told them the day before....

UGH! Do people ever grow up? Do they ever listen? I am tired of explaining the same thing over and over again to adults.

As I am writing this I am thinking of all the dogs that are purchased from a pet store or money grubbing assholes.. sorry I mean breeder (the bad ones). I am thinking they don't tell the people anything about the dog, they just take money and send on their way. they don't check on the dog, they don't even care what happens when it leaves their possession. Those poor dogs....Oh wait, then I remember... I END UP WITH THEM!


Dogman2 said...

Thanks for the Friday laugh, I really needed that today. I only wonder why some people even get pets in the first place.

English Rider said...

"Don't let your newly adopted dog loose in any unenclosed area"...
"I had no idea she could run so fast and so far"...
Been there, Done that! No argument here.