Hi my name Gus, I have been invited to write a guest post on the Case-Mate Careers blog. We were recently mentioned in an article for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, so I thought I would give my perspective (since no one bothered to interview me the first time around). The HR guy gave me access and free reign, so here goes……
It all started when I was just a small pup, I started bringing my human to the office since he is always happy to see me and loves it when I bring him things (minus the occasionally unidentified thrown-up objects or UTO’s). All day he talks on the phone, plays on the rectangle glow box and makes clicking sounds with his fingers…..he calls it work, but try pulling a sled or saving people’s lives….then we can talk work.
I enjoy bringing him here because he gets the chance to play with other humans. They are always laughing, talking and wagging their tails (especially on Wednesday’s and Friday’s — more about that later).
There are lots of canines here and since I am kind of a big deal, keeping the office politics to a minimal is fairly easy. If someone doesn’t like it, I just slobber on them or lick their shoes clean….always does the trick. In extreme cases a bark and wag of the tail makes the humans putty in my paws.
Most of the office canines understand the proper use of grass for doing ones “private” business, occasionally a new pup arrives and forgets he/she is inside the building (most likely its a small bladder or over excitement issue) and then the human has to clean it up — another reason it’s great being a dog :)-
On Wednesdays the humans all sit down in a large area and eat together. It’s not the ideal food for my refined pallet (pizza, mexican, sandwiches, salads etc…), but hey I am not one to turn down a few fallen crumbs if it hits my bowl. Friday afternoons around 3:30 the music starts playing and all the human gather around once again and drink from oddly shaped bottles — a concept that make no sense given I prefer a constant flow in my bowl, but hey…whatever catches your cat.
After a long day in the office and in between naps, potty breaks and chasing other dogs, I like to lay around and reflect on the day’s events. I am glad to bring my human in and watch him play (or as he calls it “work” with his friends). He never lets me drive home, but all the way I am thinking about how much fun I have and how lucky he is that I can bring him with me…..hey what’s that over there….SQUIRREL!!! Got to go!