Less money, more dogs: workers vote for fido over cash

Would you take a pay cut if you could bring your dog to work?

In a new survey, 85% of employees who have dogs would like to be able to bring them to work.

The survey, conducted by office design company, Maris Interiors, showed however that only 5% of dog owners have actually ever taken their pet to the workplace.

A surprising 38% admitted they would consider changing jobs if it meant they were able to bring their dog in.

Altogether, 16% of dog owners surveyed would give up one weeks’ holiday in order to have their pooch in the office, and 14% would even take a pay cut.

Non-dog owners weren’t quite so enthusiastic about the idea, with 68% unhappy to work in an environment with dogs around. Common concerns included fleas, chewed cables, allergies and litter training.

Maris Interiors Chairman, Michael Howard, said: “We should perhaps be a little cautious about encouraging dogs in the workplace. Whilst they might boost morale for the dog lovers at work, we have to respect the views of the majority of employees who don’t have dogs and don’t want their cables chewed!”

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