This is Eric, WRS Tech’s office dog and CBO (Chief Barking Officer).
Why an office dog, and not a cat, hamster, or ocelot? Well, besides the fact that ocelots are nocturnal, bad-tempered and only live in open, green areas (there is a lovely paddock opposite our offices in Hambledon, but it doesn’t really count), we find that having a dog makes a real difference.
Some people might dispute the value of having an Office dog at all. To those people, we say: LOOK AT THAT FACE. Nonetheless, for the dour and ruthlessly pragmatic among you, the question may have some merit. After all, Eric can’t write job advert, negotiate a contract, pitch to clients, conduct interviews, or dial a telephone. He doesn’t have sapience, or thumbs, which play a big part in all of those tasks.
Well, the thing about dogs is they’re always happy to see you. When you’ve been beavering away on something for hours (maybe days) at a time, and the end only seems to be receding further into the distance, a dog has a noticeable effect on company morale. Eric the Office Airedale revives flagging spirits and makes good moods even better – qualities that contribute immensely to WRS Tech’s atmosphere of professionalism, happiness and perpetual optimism.
Today is the international day of happiness and Eric the Airedale is doing his bit around the office to promote happiness in our team at Rudley Place.