Meet Max, the newest addition to the team.
There was a short paws in his career due to being on fur-lough but he was looking for a new roll.
His CV stated that he was looking for a permanent job for life, was adept at tracking new opportunities, was keen to learn the tricks of the trade and he enjoyed team building exercises with his colleagues.
His CV really did tick all the right boxes.
Willingness to learn ✔️
Team player ✔️
Everyone tells me that FEA and structural calculations are easy and with the right software anyone can do it so we decided to groom him for the job ourselves.
His first project was finite element analysis on a shaft collar but he was distracted by a squirrel he saw through the window and never completed the analysis.
We decided to move him to a sales role to see if he could generate any leads.
Unfortunately he got off to a ruff start in sales when he visited our client without an appointment and tried to hump the filing cabinet.
His colleagues gave him some stick but we knew he was itching to succeed. He just needed someone to throw him a bone.
We quickly realised this was never going to be a walk in the park so we then moved him back to a technical role so that he didn’t have to meet our clients again.
He soon turned things around though and later won employee of the month award for his Lab Report.
He later graduated from obedience school with his masters, and he did it all by himself and completely from scratch.
He was doing so well, we gave him a salary increase and he is now paid by the pound.
In his spare time Max became an accomplished trom-bone player and enjoyed listening to his favourite rap music by Snoop Dogg.
This just goes to show that with the right training, dedication and treats, anything is possible.
Don’t let anyone tell you, you’ll never make it. If you try hard enough for long enough, you will succeed.
So go fetch your dream!