Do you work at a company who celebrates employee of the month? Have you ever won it yourself? Or does it always seem to be that one guy who wins it every month despite nobody ever knowing why? Well, that’s exactly the case for the employees at a company named Accuride.
You see, Accuride is a manufacturing and hardware company, and at Accuride, there’s one officemate in particular who has been named “employee of the quarter” for FOUR quarters straight. Her name is Meeka, and she is, in fact, a dog.
And how does she keep winning this prestigious award, you may ask? Well, by being a consistent model employee, obviously. Also, since Meeka’s owner actually works from home, she is 100% eligible for the award, and since winning it for the first time, Meeka has yet to relinquish the title.
Michael Reeg, who is the owner of Meeka a well as a sales manager for Accuride, talked with the Dodo after the pictures his daughter took of his “Employee of the Quarter” awards tradition started making their rounds on Twitter. He commented that the award system really is merit-based and that everyday Meeka pulls her weight and more at the office.
“There are times that I’ll even talk to her as I work through a problem or map out a customer solution,” Reeg said.
“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.”
And Michael isn’t the only one who believes that Meeka is well-deserving of these awards. Accuride itself has said that they too are on board with Meeka’s eligibility and current winning streak, according to a spokesperson from the company;
“Meeka is outstanding support to Michael and his work. Dogs are the best.”
Indeed they are folks. Indeed they are. Well, here’s hoping Meeka is able to keep up the good work and is able to hold onto her winning streak for the next quarter too! Great job Meeka!