Good employees are so difficult to find these days, especially when you’re trying to keep a hotel from tanking in this economy. But maybe you’ve been hiring the wrong people to work for you. No, no… let’s rephrase that. Maybe you’ve been hiring the wrong species. So would you consider hiring a cat to do pretty much everything you needed? One New York City hotel did and it’s been working out great.
Matilda has her paws in everything and loves making copies when it’s not too busy.
Of course, most of those copies are of herself, and she probably does it to stay warm when the machine turns on. She’s just one adorable little rascal that nobody can deny.
Matilda doesn’t just cover the front desk, but also lends a paw with baggage handling too.
She was such a dedicated worker that the hotel had no choice but give her some business cards and the title of directFURR of Guest Relations at the Algonquin Hotel.
There’s never a dull meow-ment whenever Matilda is on the job.
She loves greeting guests and as a reward for being such a welcoming hotel employee, she takes payments in hugs and petting, though she wouldn’t mind a treat now and then.
Just don’t try to leave the hotel without paying or you’ll have Matilda to handle.
Thought you could skip it out on paying, or leave your room all trashed? Paw-lease! Matilda has your number, and you’ll have her to deal with. She doesn’t like declined cards either.
Then again, multi-tasking at a hotel is a lot of work, and you have to be pretty cathletic.
But there’s nothing in Matilda’s contract that said you can’t take a ten-minute power catnap, especially if you’re working all day on Caturday.
If you want anything from the back office, Matilda will be more than happy to get it for you.
While you’re pro-cat-stinating your day at the front desk, she’s busy making sure you look good by getting those forms you need from way up high.
She also loves to work with her human co-workers when given the chance.
But she’s so purr-fect that she probably doesn’t need them to get the work done. Just in case, she’s happy to answer any of her supervisor’s questions with purrs.
This is Matilda’s favorite red stool and she loves to sit there and listen to back office gossip.
She probably goes to the back alleys after she’s off duty and tells all her friends what her human employees have been doing behind closed doors.
Napping has also become a recurring favorite activity while at work.
Then again, she is 11 years old, which in cat years, is like mid 70s, so it shouldn’t be surprising that she’s ready to retire from the hectic life at the Algonquin Hotel.
After years of dedication, Matilda will get to enjoy her golden years in luxury at a staff member’s home.
Meanwhile, her successor, a ginger cat named Hamlet has already been welcomed into the hotel to take her place. But no one can ever truly replace Matilda. You can bet your fur on it.