Wow...that's ridiculous. The breeder they're getting their hogs from is very likely not a good one. No respected, responsible breeder would ever sell their hedgehogs to a pet store - they want to be able to meet and interview prospective owners and know their babies are going home with someone good. Guessing that's why you couldn't find them...they're likely not anyone who'd have a well-organized site, etc.
Generally I like the smaller mom-and-pop-like stores too, but it's a shame when you find the ones that are still no good. I hope if you DO end up hired, you can do some good for the store. But I definitely don't blame you for not being too invested in it...sounds like it could be difficult to work with an owner like that.