Modern technology is practically saved us from having to use in dogs. Not do without them unless in power structures and customs, but in a normal office four-legged friends will not meet. And why are they there? Nevertheless, at the headquarters of Dell in Round Rock, Texas, appears daily dog named coach. And it's not luck or carelessness protection: Coach comes into the office to work Dell.
This story begins far from the most pleasant event. At age 25, Dale Duty, paralegal Dell, found ankylosing spondiroartrit, or ankylosing spondylitis. This is a serious hereditary disease that affects the spine and joints. Dale it led to coalescing two cervical vertebrae, which is why his head was practically immobile.
One can only imagine what the inconvenience causes disease in everyday life. Dale admits that he can not lift his head and, accordingly, does not see what is going on, on it. Occasionally, this leads to injuries and bruises, easily overlooked, such as hanging branch, if you can not lift his head. In order to avoid dangerous situations, Dale started specially trained dogs. She helps him evade the obstacles and do not crash into the low-lying objects.
Dogs-assistants are widely used throughout the world, though we can meet them except near the blind man (the so-called guide dogs). Not every dog can become an assistant, it requires to be in good shape, succumb to training and education, and also have good manners. Most often, helpers of people with disabilities become Retrievers and German Shepherds, although there are other species (Couch, for example, the boxer). In the United States the rights and opportunities of dogs assistants are described in the Law on the Americans with Disabilities (ADA).
Dale works at Dell for 15 years, and during that time has become virtually indispensable employee. He heads the patent office of the company and work in a team, maintain a database of patents. According to the ADA, the company is not obliged to allow employees with disabilities to bring dogs to work assistants, but the management has decided to support Dell valuable employee and allowed the lead with a four-legged office assistant. Coach became part of the team and instantly fell in love with Dell other employees. Every morning he brought Dale to work and did not leave him alone for a minute. While lawyers work, Coach was next to his office. However, the security service in the company periodically change, and Dale had each time to re-explain the harsh "Garda", it's not just a dog, and an assistant.
It lasted as long as one of the engineers Dell is not advised for Coach Dale make your own personal badge. This idea is like a lawyer, and soon got his own dog "pass". It printed picture of a dog, it contains the position (dog-assistant) and a nickname. However, the badge can not be called a complete crossing document, because it is the same number as that of the Dale (and staffing coach is likely not a number). But the dog with badges around the neck produces furor in the office and beyond. The owner takes his assistant even Strachey meeting with investors and developers, and all relate to his presence with understanding.
Dale is recognized that with the advent of a Coach, he began to feel more confident, and moving up the career ladder is not long in coming. By the way, it confirms the main principle of the Dell group exploring the possibilities of staff. This group is looking for the development of abilities of employees, including those with disabilities.
History Coach Dale and perfectly illustrates the principle of an open attitude to people with special needs and willingness to meet, which is practiced in our Dell.