Bring Your Dog To Work!
Posted: Mar 05 2009
Originally published February 22nd, 2007
Does your job allow you to bring your dog to work? If so, how do you feel about it? If they don’t allow you to bring your dog, how do you feel about that? Since we work with our dogs Daisy and Scout all day long, we never really thought about this issue until now. Check this out:
According to a recent SimplyHired.com poll, 49% of all dog owners polled said that they would switch their jobs if they could bring their dogs to work. 32% said they would take a 5% pay cut. And 70% said that they considered a dog-friendly company allowing them to bring their dog to work one day a week an important employee benefit. Wow. Companies of the world, are you listening?
By simply allowing dogs to the office one day out of the week, you can offer your staff a huge benefit and best of all, it costs nothing! If you are looking to attract and retain quality employees, this is a great difference maker.
I can also tell you from personal experience (from a previous life) that many corporate environments could benefit from a little lightening up. Why not let the Golden Retriever hang out in the office? It might just bring a smile to someone’s face. In a day and age when companies are cutting benefits and forcing employees to work harder for less money, this is (no pun intended) a golden opportunity.