Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Matilda The Cat Retires After 7 Years Of Working As Hotel Director Of Guest Relations.

Good employees are so difficult to find these days, especially when you're trying to keep a hotel from tanking in this economy. But maybe you've been hiring the wrong people to work for you. No, no... let's rephrase that. Maybe you've been hiring the wrong species. So would you consider hiring a cat to do pretty much everything you needed? One New York City hotel did and it's been working out great.

Cats have 9 lives and in this case, a long-running 7-year career at a hotel.

For years, this adorable cat has been working at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City as the director of guest relations and has been doing a claw-some job.

During the last seven years, this kitty has never missed a meow-ment of work, not even a day.

Now that's the kind of dedication some humans should really mimic, but sadly, nothing lasts forever, and she is going to retire, but she isn't just going to abandon the hotel.

She's going to be handing over her job to another feline friend who is equally meow-nificent.

Ironically, cats have been a part of the Algonquin Hotel for nearly 90 years. It all started back in the 1930s, when a stray cat wandered into the hotel, and it's been happening ever since.

It's become sort of a tradition for supervisors to have a familiar with them at the hotel's lobby.

This latest feline employee is named Matilda III, and she found in a box outside of the North Shore Animal League, a group who dedicates themselves to rescuing strays in Port Washington, NY.

In 2010, Matilda became the latest cat to cover the front desk at the Algonquin Hotel.

She also does it with a smile, most of the time, because there's no place at the front desk for employees who have a bad cat-titude.

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