Every time I head out the door to go to work, I have to fight off my dog from coming along. Fact is, he loves being with me and even more than me, he loves being in the car. My company doesn’t have a friendly environment that would allow dogs to come along to work. However, I did read in the paper about a company that not only allows you to bring along Fido, but they also encourage it. Boy, what I wouldn’t give to work for them.
Purina is a major leader in the pet food industry; I think everyone already knows that. They put themselves on the map when they said that “pets and people just go well together.” Each year, this company hosts an annual bring your pet to work day. While you might think that the poor dog would be lying around all day just waiting for you to get off the clock, you would be wrong. Actually, they have a whole day of fun and festivities for man’s best friend. The whole day is dedicated to the pooches. They love it so much that they are throwing other companies a bone and trying to get them to allow such an event at their place of work.
Now if you’re like me you’re thinking of someone bringing in a big dog with a bad reputation that might bite. But, Purina does have medical teams standing by to assist and they take precautions to make sure all their employees are safe. Some dogs just aren’t for the public’s enjoyment, but others thrive in the spotlight. What a great time for Purina to test out some of their new products to the ones who will be eating them?
Purina makes a stand and says that when a person has their pet with them, the stress they endure is much less. I guess they haven’t met my hyper dog, but I get what they are saying. Pets are supposed to calm the heart rate and make a person at ease. When Purina put an add in the local paper asking for other employers to support such a notion, they got an instant response. More than 72 percent of readers said that there is no way their company would allow them to have a pet at work. However, it was the 28 percent that seemed favorable. Now everyone cannot bring their pet to work every day, but what if you were allowed to rotate and bring your dog once in a while? It would either make the environment less stressful for one and a whole lot stressful for others. This plan would work out great for a company that makes dog food, after all pets are their business. However, the rest of the world may still be waiting for the right time to bring their dog to work. What works for one may not work for all.