There are good dogs and then there are really good dogs. And when you have one of the latter—especially a really good, hardworking, business-minded kind of dog—you’d better appreciate it.
Michael Reeg’s Meeka is one such canine. After Reeg started working from home in his job as district sales manager with the equipment supplier Accuride, he realized just how committed Meeka was to making sure he was never lonely when on the grind.
“I remember looking at her lying in my office, which she did faithfully every day, and thinking about how happy she was when I was home and how excited she was when I said, ‘Let’s go to work,'” Reeg told us. “It struck me that she deserved to be rewarded for her consistent attendance and enjoyment for that quarter.”
So Reeg did the only thing that made sense. He made Meeka Accuride’s Employee of the Quarter.
“Meeka is a dedicated employee. She is in my office even when I’m not,” Reeg explained when we asked why she deserved the award. “She will head up to my office after breakfast and I’ll find her already ‘at work’ (sleeping) by the time I finish breakfast and head upstairs. Sometimes when I come down for lunch, she stays up there.”
Such dedication. Much rewards.
Meeka is, in fact, so passionate about her role that she’s actually won Employee of the Quarter (awarded by Reeg, of course) four times in a row. She’s been the best employee at the company for the entirety of 2016.
We had to ask what the other Accuride employees thought about all this attention being given to Meeka. Was there any jealousy?
“They cheer her on,” Reeg said. “Everyone wants to know if she will keep the streak going.”
Of course they do. How can you not when said employee has this cute a face?
Meeka is actually one of two dogs in the Reeg household. Kya also hangs out with Reeg in the office, but clearly does not have the work ethic of MVP Meeka.
“She is younger and hangs out with my wife all day,” Reeg said about Kya’s performance. “Based on Meeka’s dedicated attendance and true desire to be there by my side, I have to give her the edge.”
So far, Meeka has only received the framed certificates. However, the award may get a little extra heft in the future.
“Maybe I’ll get Meeka some new tennis balls as an extra award,” Reeg mused. “Playing fetch in the backyard is the only thing that she likes more than being at work with me each day!”
We all have our own ways of unwinding after a long day at work. You certainly seem like you deserve it, Meeka.