dcsimg

Career Story: Manager Of A Fish Market

Manager Of A Fish Market

Job Title: Fish Market Manager

Type of Company: a retail store

Education: Cape Cod Community College

Previous Experience: I started out as a part-time, summer guy and was promoted to manager.

Job Tasks: My job as a retail fish market manager is a good job for someone who likes to help people in a retail setting, letting them know what is fresh and in season, helping them buy, telling them how to cook things and making them feel like they are your favorite person to wait on.

My daily duties include ordering what I think I will sell but not too much extra or it will need to be used in a cooked product. Nothing should be wasted or thrown out; it all needs to be sold one way or another. Then I will ice the display case up and re-set the fish and stuff in it. When the fish comes in, I cut it into salable pieces and use the end cuts to make fish kabobs. The kabobs are time-consuming, so this is were delegation is key. Someone also has to be peeling and cleaning shrimp once they defrost safely. (All seafood has to stay below 40 degrees, and this can be a challenge in the warm summer months.) I then check over the lobster orders that I have had someone working on to make sure sizes are right and prices are correct. Then we restock dry goods, beer, wine, dairy etc. The rest of the day is spent overseeing sales. Clean-up is key or the store smells like fish; everything needs to be bleached and washed daily (if not, like the cutting boards, every few hours).

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of the job is the thanks you get from people you have helped with a special meal, or teaching an old man how to cook fish after his wife has died, or getting the best seafood at wholesale.

The worst is the stress of being in charge and doing an awesome job only to hear that the people who you work for do not know what they are doing and have mismanaged the money you've made for them so there won't be any raises or bonuses.

Job Tips: Learn all the fish you can and learn how to cut them like a pro. Talk to your customers. Get to know them and their likes and dislikes. If you can (and it takes time), learn their names. It makes them feel important As far as school goes, basic business classes are fine with 4 years in the school of hard knocks. Go to trade shows and get real friendly with suppliers so when opportunity knocks you can be the one to open the door

Additional Thoughts: If you wear gloves and wash with bleach, you will not smell like fish.

Popular Schools offering Management Programs

quickinfoThese schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).

Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.

Matching School Ads

Try Your Introductory Course Risk Free

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Management, Master of Arts in Human Dynamics, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Associate

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School has brought the philosophy of business with humanity in mind to a part time format.

  • Programs: Flexible MBA, Flexible MBA - Management
  • Degrees: Master
Platt College
Alhambra, Riverside

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Programs: Business Management
  • Degrees: Associate

Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

  • Programs: Online Master of Business Administration
  • Degrees: Master
San Joaquin Valley College
Bakersfield, Delano, Hanford, Hesperia, Lancaster, Madera, Ontario, Salida, Temecula, Visalia

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

  • Programs: Certificate - Business Administration (Management), Degree - Business Administration (Management)
  • Degrees: Certificate, Associate

Pursue your education at Pacific Oaks College.

  • Programs: M.A. Organizational Leadership and Change
  • Degrees: Master

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: DBA in Project Management, AA in Business, MA: Executive Leadership, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Associate, Master

Get your career started with training from Washington State University.

  • Programs: Executive MBA, MBA
  • Degrees: Master

You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

  • Programs: MBA - Project Management, Bachelor's (BBA) - Project Management, MBA - Operations Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.

  • Programs: Online Master of Business Administration Project Management Concentration, Online Master of Business Administration Management Concentration, Online Master of Business Administration Cybersecurity Concentration, more...
  • Degrees: Master
Matching School Ads

Additional Career Stories for Managers

The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.

All Types

You are visiting:

Find a school near you

What are Career Stories?

Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.

Most stories include:

  • a typical day or project
  • tips and advice
  • best and worst parts
  • educational background
  • previous experience

Browse hundreds of Career Stories

More Details On This Career

Please also see our detailed information about Managers, including:

Back to Top