Amos – Valued Staff Member
While Amos is a regular member of our staff, he is not particularly ambitious when it comes to the daily office routine. Yet, as a “rescue cat” that lived for 3 – 4 years in a dark shed, he is definitely Resilient!
In his most recent Performance Review, Amos was also rated “above average” on Acceptance, Creativity, Curiosity, Flexibility, Gratitude, Loyalty and Self-confidence.
Overall, he is great for office morale and can be quite entertaining! When he is not sleeping, Amos can run like a cheetah, skids around corners on the hardwood floors and may even pounce from out of nowhere onto our backs or shoulders during conference calls!
Unfortunately, the downside is that Amos is rated as “below average” on Accountability, Focus, Self-Discipline, Self-Development and Vision. This will undoubtedly affect his chances for upward mobility at the firm.
The person who “fostered” Amos after he was rescued tells us that he was sporadically fed by a hoarder who had about 80 cats altogether. We adopted Amos after his foster mom nursed him back to health. As a result of his life history, he can be quite cautious with strangers, yet he is incredibly affectionate once he gets to know you.
Amos enjoys his role at the office. Perhaps that is because he believes that every day is a holiday. When he’s not sleeping, he saunters from room to room, nibbles at his cat food, or jumps on radiator covers by the windows to check out birdies or neighborhood cats. Given his interpretation of “work,” it’s a good thing that he barters for cat food instead of wages!
Amos is definitely a lap cat and a shoulder cat, so he can improve office morale very quickly if things are not going well on other fronts! He reminds us to be mindful, to just “be” in the moment. And he loves us unconditionally – what more could an employer want?
When our workday is over, Amos’ favorite place to “be” is on Camille’s office chair. He still doesn’t do any work, but that’s ok with us. As long as Amos is on our team!