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Meet Our Most-Beloved (and Worst-Behaved) Distant Workplace Teammates


Meet Our Most-Loved (and Worst-Behaved) Remote Office Teammates

We’ve got the very best teammates (folks and pets alike). | Photograph by Aha!

August 7, 2023

We like our four-legged associates. A few of them make cameo appearances throughout digital conferences. We also have a Slack channel devoted to their images and hijinks. And whereas we can not delegate characteristic work or code critiques to them, our pets play an vital position in our work days.

Our pets are a welcome reminder to find time for well-being.

The advantages of distant work are actual. No commute. Extra time with family members. Versatile schedules to permit for a mid-day appointment or errand. And naturally, high quality time with our pets. They take their jobs severely — alerting us when it’s time for an train or deal with break.

It has been some time since we final launched you to the pets of Aha! — maybe you keep in mind Roxy, Chomper, or Snowball. As we speak we carry you a roundup of furry associates (with equally impressed names) and the actions they most love to do with their Aha! house owners.

Murdock

My canine Murdock is extremely loving, enjoyable, and sneaky. His limitless vitality motivates me to get outdoors through the work day to play fetch or discover nature, particularly in the summertime months. And after I’m heads down on a job, so is Murdock — typically stealthily destroying stuffed animals behind my again. (No, not Lambchop!)”

Will Lawrence, Engineering, Akron, OH

Pickles

“Pickles is a really spirited and adventurous companion. His absolute favourite factor is mountaineering in our Montana nature. And fortunate me — I get to tag alongside! Pickles’ enthusiasm for getting outdoors is infectious and I at all times return to work with renewed focus, able to assist the subsequent buyer.”

Deb Homosexual, Buyer Success, Jefferson Metropolis, MT

Bowie and Oscar

“These two are inseparable busybodies. They undoubtedly assist me take breaks all through the day to play, cuddle, and attend to their each want — of which there are various. Their favourite factor to do is take walks outdoors, rain or shine!”

Jessica Murray, Product/UX, Toronto, ON

Eloise

“Eloise is an excellent heating pad on my lap as I help clients through the work day. Her favourite factor to do is nap, however she additionally has a artistic facet. Exterior of labor, we collaborate on artwork tasks collectively.”

— Maria Plotkina, Buyer Success, New Orleans, LA

Lily

“This pooch loves her outdoors time. We attempt to get out a pair occasions every day, getting in our steps and having fun with the recent air. Sadly, Lily was a bit of overzealous just lately and tore her second ACL. She’s again within the buggy for walks till she heals — and never thrilled about it!”

Brittany Rhoney, Buyer Success, Richmond, VA

Munch

“A lot of my day is dedicated to artistic pondering and ideation. Typically I am digging into the info to higher perceive our clients’ journey utilizing our software program. Once I come up for air, Munch likes to move outdoors with me to snuggle whereas I learn the subsequent e-book on my listing.”

— Kathryn Tirador, Advertising and marketing, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Olivia

“I dogsit right here and there and love spending time with Olivia. At any time when I’ve the possibility to hang around with this pleasant pup, you will discover us exploring the Dublin Bay, taking within the wonderful views. It’s particularly useful to take walks within the morning — then we each kick off the work day with a smile.”

Niall Gallagher, Buyer Success, Dublin, Eire

Sokka

“As a author on the advertising and marketing staff, I spend an excellent a part of my day pondering creatively and having enjoyable with phrases. Sokka jogs my memory to face up and stretch it out with a yoga break. She additionally works extra time as an expert seat hotter.”

Claire Juozitis, Advertising and marketing, San Diego, CA

Bodhi

“Bodhi is a really loving, attention-hungry canine. Once I’m not connecting with clients and colleagues you will discover me outdoors enjoying ball — Bodhi’s absolute favourite exercise. If I am not taking ball breaks typically sufficient you may be certain I get ‘the look’.”

Melissa Hopkins, Buyer Success, Orlando, FL

Clyde

“I’m typically on calls all through the day with co-workers and potential candidates. I discover these conversations energizing, so it is no shock that I prefer to take breaks round others. You may typically discover me — and my furry companion, Clyde — out and about for our day by day ‘pawfee’ break.”

Randi Ordeshook, Individuals Success, Albany, NY

Chela

“Chela is essentially the most easygoing canine I’ve ever met. She loves being together with her people, whether or not that is hanging out in my workplace taking a well-deserved nap, or heading outdoors for a mind break. She goes the place we go — eating places, the pottery studio, or lengthy journeys. It is all good with Chela.”

Nicolas Arias-Gonzalez, Engineering, Bogota, Colombia

Bucky

“I’m a go-go-go kind of particular person. As a product supervisor, I’m pushed to offer outcomes that ship speedy affect for our clients. Bucky shares the identical energetic outlook as me. On sizzling days we like to move outdoors to an area creek to let unfastened.”

Kelly Sebes, Product/UX, Raleigh, NC

Mac

“I really like that I get to stay and work anyplace I would like. For me, that’s close to recent water. In the midst of the day, Mac and I hit the path that leads us to the closest water supply. We each dip our paws in for a refreshing second or two earlier than heading house.”

Scott Goldblatt, Buyer Success, Bend, OR

Dexter

“I am a part of our Product Concierge staff, so I am typically pointing clients in the best path primarily based on their wants and aims. Dexter’s favourite factor to do is observe me from afar — he at all times stays cool and picked up. Even after I’m able to take a break he is typically too busy ruling the ‘ottomon empire’ to play.”

Perry Hurtt, Buyer Success, Atlanta, GA

Our pets get additional love and a spotlight after we make money working from home, however their presence is sweet for us too.

Pets carry a wholesome stability of construction and delight to our lives. They get us transferring, hold us guessing, and assist us keep in mind to be playful and loving — regardless of the time of day.

Our staff is glad, productive, loves pets, and is hiring — be part of us!

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