Michaela Merz


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Luna – der Hund


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Es war um die Jahrhundertwende. Der Arbeitsmarkt in Zürich war trocken wie ein Flussbett in Afrika vor dem grossen Regen. Mein kleines Team hat verzweifelt nach einer kaufmännisch ausgebildeten Assistentin gesucht. Wir konnten weder Traumlohn, noch Prestige noch sonstige wahnsinnige Vorteile bieten. Unser Trumpf war ein gutes Teamklima, Wertschätzung und Flexibilität. Dennoch meldete sich auf unsere Anzeige niemand. Mein Frust wuchs fast täglich. Als mich dann Natalie angerufen hat und sich für die Stelle interessierte, war meine Freude riesig. Sie sagte, dass sie sich vorstellen kommt aber eine Bedingung hat, nämlich dass ihre Hündin Luna sie zur Arbeit begleiten darf. Sofort versicherte sie mir auch, dass ihre Luna der bravste Hund auf dieser Erde sei, nie belle, absolut gehorche und ausserdem extrem liebenswürdig sei. Continue reading


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Luna – the dog


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It was about the turn of the century. The labour market in Zürich was as dry as a river bed in Africa before the great rains. My small team had been desperately looking for a commercially trained assistant. We were unable to offer a dream salary or prestige or any other fantastic benefits. Our trump card was a good team climate, respect and flexibility. But despite this no one replied to our adverts. My frustration was growing almost daily. When Natalie phoned and showed interest in the job, I was out of this world. She said that she would come for an interview but there was one condition, namely she could bring her dog Luna to the office. She also assured me immediately that her Luna was the best behaved dog on earth, never barked, obeyed her absolutely and beyond that was extremely loveable. Continue reading


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People I work with


People in meetingsBlue or royal blue blousePeople sitting at a table or conference tablePhoto_RGB_R_NL_JA_D2_01847I like to work. But the real difference if the day was good or not, has something to do with the people I work with.

I am privileged by being provided with the opportunity to work with the brightest of professional people on this globe. Continue reading