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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.

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