Hi, I’m Sue!
For those of you who joined us (virtually, via Facebook Live) last week on the incredibly windy day in Cleveland, you got to see, first-hand, how my job at Ohio Geese Control (OGC) works. The sound was wonky on the footage with the winds rolling in, so I decided to put some of my thoughts down in a blog post so that you can learn a little bit more about what I do.
I’ve worked at OGC for about 5 years now, and I still love it as much as the day I started. Before OGC, I was an executive assistant for 16 years. When I was laid off, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next. I first looked into going back to a similar position but couldn’t bring myself to head back into the office environment. I started doing dog walking and loved it, but it wasn’t a steady enough job. As a result, I decided to look for something working with animals, preferably dogs. One day I was perusing the Internet and came upon an OGC job posting. The rest is history.
I love the variety of scenery I get to experience while I drive to different client locations, and the exercise I get while I walk with the dogs. They are the best coworkers – they never complain and are always so happy to see me and ready to do whatever I ask.
This job doesn’t feel like a job.
It’s a fun way to get out in nature and work with dogs. It’s a great way to see wildlife too. I’ve seen bald eagles, hawks, beavers, muskrats, deer, possums, squirrels and groundhogs, not to mention a wide variety of songbirds that I never knew inhabited this area.
I also get to meet and talk to a variety of people who have questions about us, and often educate them on Canada geese. It is very rewarding, especially when small children ask to pet my dogs. The dogs are great ambassadors for our company and the work that we do, and people respond very favorably to them and how OGC works.
I also love my human coworkers, even though we see each other only sporadically during our meetings, or when picking up the dogs. We often keep in touch via text or email. We also cover for each other, and this makes it much less stressful if we are sick or need coverage when going on vacation.
One of the best parts of working for OGC is that our management team of owners and managers is supportive and kind, and very approachable. They make working here a pleasure. They share my love for the dogs and always want the best for them and for their handlers, and it makes the job more enjoyable and so much less stressful!
If you are considering applying to OGC, I would say do it! Do it now!
It’s a fun way to get some exercise, work with sweet and loving dogs, and visit some beautiful places! Oh, and you get paid for it too! 🙂