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Russia: Meet Barsik the cat – the latest employee of a Perm construction company01:27

Russia: Meet Barsik the cat – the latest employee of a Perm construction company

Russian Federation, Perm
September 30, 2016 at 12:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

A Perm construction company showed off its new and unusual employee - a cat that goes by the name of Barsik on Friday. The duties of the fluffy worker will include leading a microblog and inspecting new flats.

Instead of signing on the dotted line, Barsik left a paw print before being issued a uniform to conform to the corporate spirit of the company. According to the cat's owner Vasili Kuchumov, the company ran a big competition for the vacancy, which involved some 1,500 cats. The cats' Curriculum Vitae contained information about their breed, age, marital status and reaction to publicity.

Victor Suetin, who heads the construction company, said that "Apart from being handsome and intelligent, he [the cat] has to generate happiness for new tenants because he is the first one to be brought to a flat. That's his main responsibility."

The feline will be reportedly paid a wage of 33,000 rubles (€465/$520) per month, with about half of his salary going to a charity for homeless animals.

Russia: Meet Barsik the cat – the latest employee of a Perm construction company01:27
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A Perm construction company showed off its new and unusual employee - a cat that goes by the name of Barsik on Friday. The duties of the fluffy worker will include leading a microblog and inspecting new flats.

Instead of signing on the dotted line, Barsik left a paw print before being issued a uniform to conform to the corporate spirit of the company. According to the cat's owner Vasili Kuchumov, the company ran a big competition for the vacancy, which involved some 1,500 cats. The cats' Curriculum Vitae contained information about their breed, age, marital status and reaction to publicity.

Victor Suetin, who heads the construction company, said that "Apart from being handsome and intelligent, he [the cat] has to generate happiness for new tenants because he is the first one to be brought to a flat. That's his main responsibility."

The feline will be reportedly paid a wage of 33,000 rubles (€465/$520) per month, with about half of his salary going to a charity for homeless animals.

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