Recently there was an article on Wired that interviewed some people about how the death of Steve Jobs affected them. I was interviewed for the article and how I massively cut down my hours and started handing things off to others as I realized that I was slowly wrecking myself working such crazy hours and being away from my family.
One of the smaller changes is that I now bring my dog to work. Pictured here is Stardock’s Vice President, Derek Paxton with my dog Bailey. As I type this from my office, Bailey is sleeping I na little cubby by my desk.
She’s gained about 10 lbs since I started bringing her. I’m sure that has nothing to do with the snacks people give her though. Just coincidence.
I had read about other companies allowing employees to bring dogs to work but I guess I had this vision that doing so would result in dogs running wild in the hallways and such. I’ve been surprised at how calm they can be and that they’ll stay near their person. Paul Boyer’s dog (our art director) hung out with him at his desk which is what Bailey does with mine (when she’s not doing her “rounds” to see who’s got treats).