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Your Best New (Furry) Employee


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Cal
- 427 days ago - profitguide.com
Could puppies be the perk that leads to lower stress and higher productivity?



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SJ J. (116)
Friday June 21, 2013, 2:30 pm
So lovely, thanks Cal.
It would be much nicer if dogs can be the boss, don't you think? :)
 

Veronica N. (8)
Friday June 21, 2013, 4:28 pm
Allowing companion animals to come to work with their humans creates a happier, more relaxed atmosphere for the humans, as well as helping pets become better behaved through socialization and exposure to a variety of new places, people,, and situations. It gives co-workers something positive to bond over, and encourages good health via lunchtime walks.

Providing a separate area with a few Hepa filters and such for allergic employees should be pretty minor work, and anyone uncomfortable with animals should be able to have that space, too, so they don't have to encounter any pets, either.

Allowing companion animals in the workplace also makes it easier for individuals to adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue group since they can spend more time with their pet and not have to worry about what they're getting into at home or having to hire a dog walker or sitter to let them out. More adoptions = fewer pets killed. That sounds good to me!
 

Winn Adams (191)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:07 pm
You're hired!
 

pam w. (191)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:48 pm
Certainly an entertaining idea....but what about those who are allergic?
 

Veronique L. (213)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 1:46 am
I like the idea!!
 

Anette S. (24)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 3:27 am
:-) noted
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:10 am
A very loud: YES!!! :-))
 

Fi T. (16)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 6:45 am
They're certainly our source of energy and comfort
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:51 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

tasunka m. (334)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 10:02 am
they should change the one day a year you can take your pet to work,,,to one day a year that you cannot,lol
I always worked where my dog was allowed...I even quit the family business because my dog was not allowed to stay in my office...and left to cross the ocean...good choice on my part
my dog is my family and if my family won't accept him, then he gets me!!
 

tasunka m. (334)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 10:09 am
Good point Pat, I am highly allergic to cats,,, very caring question??
I wonder if that would be a problem..? I know it would be with me and cats!
But,the "dawww" factor overtakes the sensibilities ,while we are dreaming of a better world, everybody should have their say, and if there were people who suffer from dander allergies. I would rethink it..
just have never come across that problem with dogs!
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 11:16 am
dobry pomysł
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 2:49 pm
There is plenty to be allergic to in offices besides pets, and at least management is aware that pet allergies exist, and dealing with them is mentioned in the article. When I was working, it the employee next to me took a bath in cologne, that was just T.S. (No one could ever take a hint from my drawer full of HEPA masks LOL.)

Cats of course, are already our bosses. :-D
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:54 pm
good posting, thanks
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 3:00 am
Good idea, but there is the problem with moulting and toilet problems, animals being sick, causing allergy. If people can cope with all that and have ways of overcoming this, then animals at work are a great idea.
 
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