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. So today, 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. You’ll see he’s well on his way to a bright future with a promising career ahead of him.
1. Strong Time Management Skills
First, Kai keeps me on schedule. I typically have several projects I’m working on at the same time, so 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 the appropriate time. It’s highly effective when I’m on the phone as 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 unparalleled 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 combined with acute attention to detail. He knows how important a clean office is to productivity, so he makes sure to empty the trashcans frequently. He keeps the wastebasket tipped over on its side to make sure he never lets the tissues stay there for any length of time.
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 that helps me the most is that he makes sure all the mail is opened promptly. He doesn’t let one envelope go unnoticed. 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 and is 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!