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Pets Corner - September 2016

31 Aug 2016

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A little dog with a big title

By Sunny Liu

At only nine-months old, cavoodle Benji already has a successful career.

Benji is the chief happiness officer (CHO) at Docklands company Linkfluencer.

“He doesn’t have an email signature yet, but we are working on that,” Benji’s owner and employer Alex Pirouz said.

Benji landed the job two months ago when Mr Pirouz discovered his special talent.

“Anytime I take him out, he just makes people happy. Especially on Mondays when people all go to work looking miserable, he cheers them up,” Mr Pirouz said.

“Businesses are all about being good at bad times and Benji keeps us happy during difficult times.”

Benji’s hard work has been recognised by other staff members in the office.

“He spreads the love around and makes sure everyone is looked after. So he’s doing his bit for his company,” Mr Pirouz said.

However, Mr Pirouz has found the downside of Benji’s work – people would come into his office just to play with Benji.

And, as competent at his job as Benji is, he can also be unprofessional at times. He tore up and peed on the office’s carpet on his third day as the CHO.

Fortunately Benji did not get fired, in consideration of his exceptional performance and strong work ethic.

“Everyone gets off track and dogs do that too,” Mr Pirouz said, justifying Benji’s behaviour.

Apart from his full-time job, Benji is also somewhat a local and internet celebrity.

“When we walk down the streets of Docklands, everyone knows Benji. He also has an Instagram account.”

Little Benji has taught his colleagues and friends something valuable, and that is to be patient and kind to everyone.

“He does his job well,” Mr Pirouz said.

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