Guy Who Works From Home Continually Names Dog As Employee Of The Quarter
It goes without saying that dogs are the best.
But one dog in the US has got the awards to prove it, having been named 'Employee Of The Quarter' four times in a row.
Michael Reeg, a distribution sales manager at hardware company Accuride, presented his dog Meeka the award after he began working from home.
His daughter, Madison shared a picture of the award on Twitter and, unsurprisingly, it was very well-received.
so my dad works from home, and my dog always "goes to work" with him, and this just happened pic.twitter.com/yQkFjtZolG
- Madison Reeg (@MadisonReeg) July 18, 2016
Meeka went on to scoop the award for the next three quarters.
my dad kept the tradition going... Meeka for employee of the quarter... every quarter pic.twitter.com/PkJZhxUc9O
- Madison Reeg (@MadisonReeg) February 24, 2017
Madison told The Dodo in 2017: "I was not surprised at all when my dad first showed me the framed picture of Meeka as Employee of the Quarter because Meeka is very loyal to my dad and his (their) work. I just thought it was hilarious."
But while the novelty tickled Madison and the Twittersphere, Mr Reeg insisted Meeka's professional acclaim was merited.
He told the media outlet: "Transitioning to a home-based position was quite a change.
"It's quiet here. You need to get yourself fired up and excited about the day. Having a faithful companion in the office certainly helps.
"There are times that I'll even talk to her as I work through a problem or map out a customer solution. I try out my sales pitches and presentations on her.
"She's not easily impressed or swayed. All she hears is 'blah, blah, blah, Meeka' - but she likes to hear my voice and I love that she pays attention. Having her in my office all day is something that we both look forward to."
Mr Reeg added that her dedication and eagerness to be in the office had earned her the award.
He said: "If my office door happens to be shut she will spend the day laying in front of the door, just in case I'm really in there.
"In my opinion, that earned her the title of Employee of the Quarter."
Accuride have also backed the decision to recognise the pooch's contribution to the company.
A spokesman told The Dodo: "He sends an update after every quarter. Meeka is an outstanding support to Michael and his work. Dogs are the best."
Yes, they absolutely are.
It is unclear whether Meeka has received the award since 2016, but it seems likely that she has.
Every. Single. Quarter.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@MadisonReeg