Dogs, Children and Inspections…Anything Else?
Working at DDA, a search engine marketing company, staff members have needed to bring in children, pets or needed to leave the office for a few minutes for one reason or another.
When my first son was born, I was able to bring him to work with me so I could still have a steady income. Otherwise, I’d be working to pay for daycare which was self-defeating. There have been times when I have needed to run to my daughter’s school to drop off something she forgot or pick her up when she is not feeling well.
Our resident office dog, Indie, roams about a few days a week and today Elise’s dog, Rudy, is here for a photo shoot. Amy, our senior programmer, just told me that she will be bringing in Luke today after his cooking class this morning. And I am awaiting a call from the inspector after which I will leave the office for a while and return when the inspection is completed.
It seems that no matter what the situation is, DDA is very accommodating. My Search Engine Optimization Specialist schedule changes according to the school year and when someone is sick I am able to work from home. Meta tags are focused in between medicine doses, optimization techniques are implemented in between naps and optimization status reports are updated with a child on my lap.
No matter how many distractions are going on around the office, the crew members stay focused. Programmers continue programming, graphic designers create amazing website designs and copywriters create keyword-rich content for our clients.
Of course, most personal appointments are scheduled for our Fridays off, but it is nice to know that in the occurrence of a mid-week appointment, DDA will allow a flexible schedule.