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Pets in the Workplace? Don’t Count on It

I find that hard to believe. Although there’s little doubt that having a pet reduces stress and increases longevity in humans,

However, allowing pets in the workplace is akin to allowing children in the workplace. It is a distraction that hampers productivity.

A better idea is to have a “Bring Your Pet To Work Day” once or twice a year, just like many employers have a “Bring Your Child To Work Day”.

Pets at work might be good for the pet, it might be good for the employee, but it’s not good for the workplace.

From the Daily O’Collegian at Oklahoma State University


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