Working From Home Tips from a Writer: Hire Your Dog

Working From Home Tips from a Writer: Hire Your Dog

Dogs with a Job, Kai the Goldendoodle

 

If you work from home like me, you need all the help you can get! Whether you’re working from home temporarily due to the pandemic, or you work from home permanently, having extra help can mean the difference between success and failure.

In this article, I’d like to recognize my employee of the month: my personal assistant, Kai. He’s an absolute superstar.

Don’t even think about recruiting him because he’s 100% loyal to me. You’ll be inspired by his many accomplishments at such a young age. He’s well on his way to a bright future with a promising career ahead of him.

Here’s why:

1. Strong Time Management Skills

First, Kai keeps me on schedule. I typically have several projects I’m working on at the same time. I rely on him to keep me on track so that I can meet my deadlines.

He has a special tone in his bark that startles me at just the right time.

His bark works especially well when I’m on the phone. Since I can’t hear a thing, it urges me to hang up at the earliest opportunity.  

2. Effective Organizational Skills

Second, Kai can manage just about anything. He can also assess a situation in record time.

His keen sense of smell and ability to hear every sound on earth make him ready to respond in a split second. He sits up, takes notice, and barks whenever he feels it’s time to regroup.

In addition, he’s great at delegating anything that does not include a treat, a toy, or head pats.

3. Ability to Prioritize

Kai has a big picture perspective. He also has an acute attention to detail.

He knows how important a clean office is to productivity. That’s why empties the trashcans frequently. He keeps the wastebasket tipped over and picks up stray tissues regularly. 

4. Excellent Proofreader

As a busy writer, I rely on Kai for a second set of eyes to catch any typos, spelling, or grammar mistakes.

He has an uncanny ability to notice things I would never see on my own. 

5. Efficient Office Manager

Finally, I don’t what I would do without Kai’s expertise as an office manager.

One of his duties is to open the mail promptly. He doesn’t let one envelope get away.

He even takes the extra step of double-checking all pieces of mail that are in the trashcan, just to make sure we haven’t overlooked something important.

Kai has so many other strengths that are almost too numerous to mention. Here are just a few:

  • Security Guard – alerts me to any and all potential intruders.
  • Therapist –  provides cuddles and hugs at just the right time.
  • Cheerleader – tail wags to brighten my day.
  • Team builder – plays fetch during breaks.
  • Personal trainer – motivates me to take frequent walks.

Overall, I would say Kai is an invaluable employee. He’s making great progress as my personal assistant.

As my only employee, I predict he will be the recipient of many other company awards in the future. Thanks so much for your hard work Kai!

I love you and appreciate you!

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