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2012-07-24 08:47:08 AM
Spend some time working in a small room filled with dogs barking endlessly while waiting for their medical treatments, it will definitely NOT reduce your stress.

/not the dog's fault
//still gives you a headache.
 
2012-07-24 09:18:45 AM
First thing I thought of.

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/where's my onion?
 
2012-07-24 09:29:18 AM
I have to deal with enough biatches at work, thanks.
 
2012-07-24 09:47:09 AM
I can say for a fact, yes, until the boss's idiot son let's it die because he's too stupid to take the poor thing to vet when its sick. Then there's a lot of stress being sad over the happiest little dog ever.
 
2012-07-24 09:54:45 AM
Are you a god?
 
2012-07-24 09:55:03 AM

Ennuipoet: Spend some time working in a small room filled with dogs barking endlessly while waiting for their medical treatments, it will definitely NOT reduce your stress.

/not the dog's fault
//still gives you a headache.


This. When your boss brings his dog in, and the thing whines and yips every few minutes while you're trying to concentrate on computer code... well, you're not doing anyone any favors.
 
2012-07-24 09:55:56 AM
I like dogs, but I don't need my butt kissed and balls sniffed at the same time.
 
2012-07-24 09:56:09 AM
working like a dog
in a rock and roll band

yeah, movin' out, oh we are, movin' out

nobody goes there
nobody shows there
nobody knows where
you can find me

now wow ow wow owwwww
 
2012-07-24 09:56:14 AM
No, this is one of the nine...
 
2012-07-24 09:56:41 AM
We have an office dog named Tiger, so getting a kick.
 
2012-07-24 09:56:55 AM

angry_scientist: Are you a god?


No?
 
2012-07-24 09:56:58 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I like dogs, but I don't need my butt kissed and balls sniffed at the same time.


Sorry, are you still talking about dogs?
 
2012-07-24 09:57:02 AM
The answer here is much the same as it is with kids. My dog/child is infinitely cuter and more enjoyable than your dog/child. So my dog at work would be the bee's knees. Your dog at work would be the cat's ass.
 
2012-07-24 09:57:08 AM
Here at work I got 99 problems...
 
2012-07-24 09:58:29 AM

KoolerThanJesus: angry_scientist: Are you a god?

No?


Then
 
2012-07-24 09:58:47 AM

rudemix: The answer here is much the same as it is with kids. My dog/child is infinitely cuter and more enjoyable than your dog/child. So my dog at work would be the bee's knees. Your dog at work would be the cat's ass.


I don't think that holds up that well. Dogs, unlike kids, are pretty well behaved and sociable, and don't shiat all over everything.
 
2012-07-24 09:59:44 AM

KoolerThanJesus: No?


when someone asks you if you're a god, you say "YES"!
 
2012-07-24 09:59:59 AM

angry_scientist: KoolerThanJesus: angry_scientist: Are you a god?

No?

Then


DIE!!!!
/force lightning
 
2012-07-24 10:00:17 AM
We had a VISTA intern who was blind, and her service dog was in the office 9-5 for a year. The intern wasn't completely blind so she was pretty casual about letting the dog off harness to go visit or play with staff or just be cute. We still refer to that period as "the year absolutely no work got done".
 
2012-07-24 10:00:40 AM
offcolortv.com
Who wants to see my balls?
 
2012-07-24 10:00:56 AM

angry_scientist: KoolerThanJesus: angry_scientist: Are you a god?

No?

Then


Die!

bike29.com
 
2012-07-24 10:02:11 AM
I work from home. My dogs are always with me when I'm in my office. They're both very calm and they spend 90% of the time sleeping. They've barked while I was on the phone twice, but other than that, they've posed no issues. Then again, they're not purse accessories - One's a Dobie and the other is a half-pit. The cat, on the other hand, likes to walk on my files and has put some pretty incriminating paw prints on a few of them.
 
2012-07-24 10:02:51 AM
Yes, I'd love to see the results of dog hair in sensitive medical equipment. You don't mind doggy drool in your cardiac amplifiers, do you?

/First world problems, yo.
//Jesse said yo, everyone drink!
 
2012-07-24 10:03:37 AM

PonceAlyosha: rudemix: The answer here is much the same as it is with kids. My dog/child is infinitely cuter and more enjoyable than your dog/child. So my dog at work would be the bee's knees. Your dog at work would be the cat's ass.

I don't think that holds up that well. Dogs, unlike kids, are pretty well behaved and sociable, and don't shiat all over everything.


A hole in my logic large enough to drive a big-wheel through.
 
2012-07-24 10:05:08 AM
Dogs reduce stress?

Bwa-hahaha. Only if you like dogs.
 
2012-07-24 10:05:26 AM

Arcangela: One's a Dobie and the other is a half-pit.


so they will only eat half your face when you seize up?
 
2012-07-24 10:05:28 AM
I would be sad when the office dog wanted to spend time in someone else's cubicle instead of hanging out with me.
 
2012-07-24 10:06:24 AM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-07-24 10:06:58 AM
100% agree. question mark headlines must go. your job is to tell me things.
 
2012-07-24 10:07:12 AM
I bring the dog to work.
The only problem is when the customer starts the high pitched baby talk which gets her all riled up.
I have to reprimand the dog when all along I want to tell that person to shut the fark up.
 
2012-07-24 10:07:17 AM
Office cat would be better.
 
2012-07-24 10:07:36 AM

Clemkadidlefark: Dogs reduce stress?

Bwa-hahaha. Only if you like dogs.


Yeah, this.

I would absolutely not want to work in an office with a dog. If other people want to, that's fine, just keep it the hell away from me.
 
2012-07-24 10:08:15 AM
I have had a lot of jobs and I have a lot of dogs (6) I love my doggies and they are my furbabies. I am fond of kitties but they make me sick. This being said, everyplace I have worked or interviewed with that had a work animal was a joke.

It's either some artsy fartsy Ann Arbor / Portland type or someone with an unhealthy attachment to their animal. No one else was ever allowed to bring their dogs and we all had to "adore" the work dog.

I find it very unprofessional to have a dog/cat/bird/monkey/ small kid at certain workplaces. Vets, daycare, small quaint bookstores or knitting shops are fine for a pet. Eateries, human doctors and warehouses are not cute places to have dogs.

Yes I am pissy today. sorry about that.
 
2012-07-24 10:09:28 AM
"Barking Mad"??? The author is obviously a farker.

...not sure why "farker" isn't in my auto-correct but "farkitol" is.
 
2012-07-24 10:09:38 AM
I own a computer store in michigan.. and we have had dogs here for the last 24 years (1 dog at a time) for the last 11 years this guy has been my baby... and comes to work every single day and sleeps under my desk..

home.comcast.net
 
2012-07-24 10:12:59 AM
I dont really like dogs, talking about dogs, or dog people. I realize I an in the minority but I would quietly resent the pooch.
 
2012-07-24 10:13:12 AM
God no, an entire office that smells like dog would be hell.
 
2012-07-24 10:13:53 AM
FTA:

"...You can't really be all that serious when Tiger is jumping between chairs."

Exactly.
 
2012-07-24 10:14:09 AM
I like dogs, but that's stupid.
 
2012-07-24 10:14:11 AM
I think dogs should be considered for work places on a case by case basis. For instance most jobs in the food industry probably shouldn't bring dogs into work. However, places like Waffle House were the cook sheds as much hair into the food as his little labrador buddy, it doesn't really make any sense to ban the dog, does it? And when he surpasses the three times dropped on the floor rule he has a helper to clean it up!
 
2012-07-24 10:14:34 AM
farbekrieg so they will only eat half your face when you seize up?

Has anyone ever heard of a Dobie turning on its owner?? The half-pit was a very timid dog when we got her. That's actually why we chose her - we knew she wouldn't eat the cat.

BTW, the Dobie is leaning against me right now while she sleeps...It's very soothing.
 
2012-07-24 10:15:48 AM

Icetech3: I own a computer store in michigan.. and we have had dogs here for the last 24 years (1 dog at a time) for the last 11 years this guy has been my baby... and comes to work every single day and sleeps under my desk..

[home.comcast.net image 640x480]


You know how I know you work in Ann Arbor?
 
2012-07-24 10:16:04 AM
Unless if it's a work dog, it needs to stay at home with your other entertainment devices.
 
2012-07-24 10:17:32 AM
That's just what we need: another set of chores for us fight over. People in my office can't even keep the goddamn kitchen area clean. I don't think we are ready for a dog.
 
2012-07-24 10:17:46 AM
Obviously you have to have a dog with the right temperament and not every workplace is suitable, but I definitely agree with the idea as a whole. My OES has been coming to work with me going on ten years now, and everyone is glad to see her. She sleeps most of the day, never barks, and is always available for an ear rub or butt scratch when you're having a rough day. The staff loves her, and so do the customers.
 
2012-07-24 10:18:01 AM
`JOHNSON!! WHERE'S THAT DAMN TP REPORT- Ooo, here's comes Spot! Here puppy-puppy-puppy! Nice poochie.'
 
2012-07-24 10:19:38 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I like dogs, but I don't need my butt kissed and balls sniffed at the same time.


Prude.
 
2012-07-24 10:20:12 AM
D'ya like dags?
 
2012-07-24 10:20:54 AM
the answer is still "no".
 
2012-07-24 10:22:11 AM
I'm allergic to dogs, so an office dog would send me looking for a new job.
 
2012-07-24 10:22:24 AM
I think the Google Pug is about to make a poopie.
 
2012-07-24 10:22:25 AM

Donnchadha: Clemkadidlefark: Dogs reduce stress?

Bwa-hahaha. Only if you like dogs.

Yeah, this.

I would absolutely not want to work in an office with a dog. If other people want to, that's fine, just keep it the hell away from me.


Same here. Having a dog around would make the office significantly more annoying for me. It's a bad idea unless you clear it with workers first.
 
2012-07-24 10:25:00 AM
Incredibly insensitive to people who have allergies.
 
2012-07-24 10:25:28 AM

rudemix: The answer here is much the same as it is with kids. My dog/child is infinitely cuter and more enjoyable than your dog/child. So my dog at work would be the bee's knees. Your dog at work would be the cat's ass.


No. Most people treat thier kids like kids, and as kids are born needy, they shall act like kids until they are in turn "parented". Some magic might happen. Other "people" own dogs. This can range from "I go hunting with him and ge knows 90 tricks and commands" to "The guy who lets his dog shiat everywhere because it's his business, and you just work there".

The difference being, most parents feel ashamed when thier kids are idiots. About half of pet owners treat thier pets like it's a zoo, and it's impossible to domesticate a domesticated animal, resulting in a shiat-piss-puke storm all over.

/I reserve judgment on pets and kids
//everyone gets a chance
///But as a rule, you try not to have a open flame near gas
 
2012-07-24 10:26:43 AM
You know what would be really awesome? A rhesus monkey in a little business suit and glasses.
He could have his own little office chair on the conference table and give disapproving looks to the dumb-ass suggestions put forth by the ass-kissing new guy.
 
2012-07-24 10:26:46 AM
I have a friend working for a certain website that sells awesome geek gear, and they have doggies walking around the office. It makes me even more jealous of her job.
 
2012-07-24 10:27:31 AM
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-07-24 10:27:36 AM
Misread the headline for a second, "Breaking Bad: Can office dogs reduce stress?"

I mean White is barely keeping his life for the last few eps, thtey could use a mascot to bring them together.
 
2012-07-24 10:28:19 AM

alowishus: I'm allergic to dogs, so an office dog would send me looking for a new job.


I had a couple of professors who would occasionally bring in their dogs, but they always cleared it with the entire class first. And they were all older dog sweethearts because my professors generally weren't idiots. Anyway, kinda nice having them around from time to time. Current boss brings in hers as well maybe every other week when there's a scheduling issue about getting him to dog day care.

On a daily basis though... eh.

As far as allergies go, though, at least at my work (and at school) we didn't deal with the general public in the office. I'm allergic to cats and I can think of 6 businesses off the top of my head with a resident cat. Two are awesome enough that I still go there (one is a garden store with huge ceilings and wood or concrete floors so less dander accumulating), but the other 4, well, not worth it.
 
2012-07-24 10:31:45 AM
It would have to be the right dog. This could reduce stress for the humans, but induce it for the dog. I'd also be worried about picking up fleas and taking them home to my cats. I haven't had a flea in my home for 20 years and want to keep it that way.
 
2012-07-24 10:32:16 AM

PonceAlyosha: rudemix: The answer here is much the same as it is with kids. My dog/child is infinitely cuter and more enjoyable than your dog/child. So my dog at work would be the bee's knees. Your dog at work would be the cat's ass.

I don't think that holds up that well. Dogs, unlike kids, are pretty well behaved and sociable, and don't shiat all over everything.


Lots of dogs shiat all over everything, particularly those whose owners are the kind of self-centered jackass who thinks that everyone just loves their shnookie-ookums.
 
2012-07-24 10:32:33 AM
yea, no. that's an awful idea.

/office cats FTW. Dogs smell, are loud and awful
 
2012-07-24 10:32:56 AM

Donnchadha: Clemkadidlefark: Dogs reduce stress?

Bwa-hahaha. Only if you like dogs.

Yeah, this.

I would absolutely not want to work in an office with a dog. If other people want to, that's fine, just keep it the hell away from me.


Spot-on.
 
2012-07-24 10:33:01 AM
Can office dogs reduce stress?

I'm glad somebody's focused on stress-reduction for office dogs.
 
Slu
2012-07-24 10:33:47 AM
I would never work at or patronize any business that has a dog there all the time. Seems unprofessional to me. Seems cruel to the dog.
 
2012-07-24 10:33:47 AM

JackieRabbit: It would have to be the right dog. This could reduce stress for the humans, but induce it for the dog. I'd also be worried about picking up fleas and taking them home to my cats. I haven't had a flea in my home for 20 years and want to keep it that way.


Why is the dog more likely to give you fleas than your cats are?
 
2012-07-24 10:34:46 AM
9 times out of 10 the media is going to go out of it's way to not ask the question that matters to you. That's why the Internet is replacing old fart mainstream media.
 
2012-07-24 10:36:56 AM

Slu: I would never work at or patronize any business that has a dog there all the time. Seems unprofessional to me. Seems cruel to the dog.


Depends on the business. In an office building, I'd find it weird. My brother used to manage an auto parts store where it was him and 1 or 2 other employees. He brought his golden retriever to work everyday rather than leaving her penned up at home. It was a better solution.
 
2012-07-24 10:37:34 AM
That wouldn't work for me.

/180 pound Saint Bernard
//He probably drools out more than a gallon of viscous liquid per day
///Also, he can't keep food from falling out of his curtain-like jowls
 
2012-07-24 10:37:36 AM

pounddawg: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x480]


Why is there a cow in the house?
 
2012-07-24 10:37:48 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: alowishus: I'm allergic to dogs, so an office dog would send me looking for a new job.

I had a couple of professors who would occasionally bring in their dogs, but they always cleared it with the entire class first. And they were all older dog sweethearts because my professors generally weren't idiots. Anyway, kinda nice having them around from time to time. Current boss brings in hers as well maybe every other week when there's a scheduling issue about getting him to dog day care.


So you have people in positions of authority imposing their dogs on everyone? Of course no one was going to speak up.
 
2012-07-24 10:38:02 AM
DNRTFA, but assumes this is in Britain. They LURVVV their dogs more than Americans do.

/The declarative statement you might have been missing.

:-)
 
2012-07-24 10:38:34 AM

Egoy3k: JackieRabbit: It would have to be the right dog. This could reduce stress for the humans, but induce it for the dog. I'd also be worried about picking up fleas and taking them home to my cats. I haven't had a flea in my home for 20 years and want to keep it that way.

Why is the dog more likely to give you fleas than your cats are?


Every dog goes outside. Lots of cats never do.
 
2012-07-24 10:39:27 AM

meanmutton: PonceAlyosha: rudemix: The answer here is much the same as it is with kids. My dog/child is infinitely cuter and more enjoyable than your dog/child. So my dog at work would be the bee's knees. Your dog at work would be the cat's ass.

I don't think that holds up that well. Dogs, unlike kids, are pretty well behaved and sociable, and don't shiat all over everything.

Lots of dogs shiat all over everything, particularly those whose owners are the kind of self-centered jackass who thinks that everyone just loves their shnookie-ookums.


That was the joke.
 
2012-07-24 10:40:14 AM
Simply----- NEVER AGAIN We had one, and on the first visit of our largest client, it decided to bolt into the street after sneaking out the door when the postman opened it. 1/2 hour later we caught it unharmed, but te client thought we were nuts.
 
2012-07-24 10:41:20 AM

MDGeist: God no, an entire office that smells like dog would be hell.


Actually.. my shop doesn't smell like dog at all.. my dog gets a bath once a week with pantene and his teeth brushed.. has never smelled.. i wouldn't keep one here if that was a issue..

BUT as a business owner that deals with the public, i will say.. 95% of people that come in LOVE seeing him here, people stop by to visit him.. and it does make work a more pleasant place to be.. I work 70 hours a week and its nice to have him here..
 
2012-07-24 10:41:28 AM

PonceAlyosha: meanmutton: PonceAlyosha: rudemix: The answer here is much the same as it is with kids. My dog/child is infinitely cuter and more enjoyable than your dog/child. So my dog at work would be the bee's knees. Your dog at work would be the cat's ass.

I don't think that holds up that well. Dogs, unlike kids, are pretty well behaved and sociable, and don't shiat all over everything.

Lots of dogs shiat all over everything, particularly those whose owners are the kind of self-centered jackass who thinks that everyone just loves their shnookie-ookums.

That was the joke.


Sorry. Blinding rage at the asshats who think that because they're the boss they can just bring their dogs into work. I mean, after all, no one complains. I'm sure that the lack of complaints have NOTHING to do with your ability to fire them.
 
2012-07-24 10:41:33 AM
I don't mind it, but every single small business that I've been in that has a dog - usually ends up with a couple of scroats in jeans as the business owners - with lots of bills going unpaid and generally being an unkempt environment.

Sorry. I love animals. But not in a professional environment.

You can have an unprofessional work environment all you want.
 
Slu
2012-07-24 10:41:52 AM

Crudbucket: Slu: I would never work at or patronize any business that has a dog there all the time. Seems unprofessional to me. Seems cruel to the dog.

Depends on the business. In an office building, I'd find it weird. My brother used to manage an auto parts store where it was him and 1 or 2 other employees. He brought his golden retriever to work everyday rather than leaving her penned up at home. It was a better solution.


Fair enough. I suppose I took "office dog" too literally.
 
2012-07-24 10:43:15 AM

Slu: Crudbucket: Slu: I would never work at or patronize any business that has a dog there all the time. Seems unprofessional to me. Seems cruel to the dog.

Depends on the business. In an office building, I'd find it weird. My brother used to manage an auto parts store where it was him and 1 or 2 other employees. He brought his golden retriever to work everyday rather than leaving her penned up at home. It was a better solution.

Fair enough. I suppose I took "office dog" too literally.


I forgive you.
 
2012-07-24 10:44:01 AM

allieloopy: Icetech3: I own a computer store in michigan.. and we have had dogs here for the last 24 years (1 dog at a time) for the last 11 years this guy has been my baby... and comes to work every single day and sleeps under my desk..

[home.comcast.net image 640x480]

You know how I know you work in Ann Arbor?



Actually i am about 2 hours east of ann arbor... i LOVEEEEE ann arbor though.. its so alive at night..
 
2012-07-24 10:47:28 AM

meanmutton: PonceAlyosha: meanmutton: PonceAlyosha: rudemix: The answer here is much the same as it is with kids. My dog/child is infinitely cuter and more enjoyable than your dog/child. So my dog at work would be the bee's knees. Your dog at work would be the cat's ass.

I don't think that holds up that well. Dogs, unlike kids, are pretty well behaved and sociable, and don't shiat all over everything.

Lots of dogs shiat all over everything, particularly those whose owners are the kind of self-centered jackass who thinks that everyone just loves their shnookie-ookums.

That was the joke.

Sorry. Blinding rage at the asshats who think that because they're the boss they can just bring their dogs into work. I mean, after all, no one complains. I'm sure that the lack of complaints have NOTHING to do with your ability to fire them.


Even if the boss is perfectly understanding, and stops bringing in the dog, the complainer is still viewed as an asshole by his/her coworkers because most of them probably did like the dog.
 
2012-07-24 10:47:28 AM

Skail: Incredibly insensitive to people who have allergies.


This. And if that person says anything, all the women baby-talking to the dog get upset. Yes they do, yes they do.
 
2012-07-24 10:48:55 AM
I hate dogs...

All dogs.

An office where they were permitted on a daily basis is not an office I'd work at.

Simple.
 
2012-07-24 10:49:28 AM
BTW... I could see how a loud/hyper dog that pisses or shiats everywhere would be a no go.. that would be insane.. in my dogs case, he has never once in 11 years pissed or shiat in the store.. is amazingly well behaved, people are usually shocked at how well he acts for a beagle.. doesn't even bark at anyone, just wants a little love and some sleep..

And i don't understand how having a dog relaxing at work with me is more cruel than leaving it at home for 12-14 hours a day alone? makes no sense..

the only downside is that some customers think that means their dog and come in and get mad when i tell them to GTFO with their yapping little shiat factory.. although i have had much worse issues with peoples kids than their dogs.. kids at 100x worse in everyway
 
2012-07-24 10:52:01 AM

alowishus: meanmutton: PonceAlyosha: meanmutton: PonceAlyosha: rudemix: The answer here is much the same as it is with kids. My dog/child is infinitely cuter and more enjoyable than your dog/child. So my dog at work would be the bee's knees. Your dog at work would be the cat's ass.

I don't think that holds up that well. Dogs, unlike kids, are pretty well behaved and sociable, and don't shiat all over everything.

Lots of dogs shiat all over everything, particularly those whose owners are the kind of self-centered jackass who thinks that everyone just loves their shnookie-ookums.

That was the joke.

Sorry. Blinding rage at the asshats who think that because they're the boss they can just bring their dogs into work. I mean, after all, no one complains. I'm sure that the lack of complaints have NOTHING to do with your ability to fire them.

Even if the boss is perfectly understanding, and stops bringing in the dog, the complainer is still viewed as an asshole by his/her coworkers because most of them probably did like the dog.


Sneak some fresh dog shiat into the office and place it by someone of importance's desk undetected. Doggy days will come to an end.
 
2012-07-24 10:52:09 AM
When your boss overhears you mentioning that biatch at work, you can tell her you mean the dog.
 
2012-07-24 10:52:46 AM

Icetech3: allieloopy: Icetech3: I own a computer store in michigan.. and we have had dogs here for the last 24 years (1 dog at a time) for the last 11 years this guy has been my baby... and comes to work every single day and sleeps under my desk..

[home.comcast.net image 640x480]

You know how I know you work in Ann Arbor?


Actually i am about 2 hours east of ann arbor... i LOVEEEEE ann arbor though.. its so alive at night..


Ahh I was just going for the callback joke. I am waiting for Art Fair myself...
 
2012-07-24 10:56:09 AM

meanmutton: Egoy3k: JackieRabbit: It would have to be the right dog. This could reduce stress for the humans, but induce it for the dog. I'd also be worried about picking up fleas and taking them home to my cats. I haven't had a flea in my home for 20 years and want to keep it that way.

Why is the dog more likely to give you fleas than your cats are?

Every dog goes outside. Lots of cats never do.


Yeah but maybe this is a climate thing but I've only every even seen fleas once in my life and it was the result of rescuing a kitten from a dumpster and bringing him home. He was infested and it took a while to be completely free and clear in the house. I've had 5 dogs in my lifetime and not one of them ever got fleas outside of that single incident. I'm not saying the cat was at fault either just that it was clearly an extreme incident. The poor guy was half dead, and covered in motor oil and fleas when we found him.

/He lived for 13 years
//best cat ever
 
2012-07-24 10:57:51 AM
Hell no. I don't want to smell and listen to your stinky-ass dog while trying to get work done.
 
2012-07-24 10:58:12 AM

Crudbucket: I forgive you.


What the hell is this? You're on Fark, for god's sake. When someone screws up the slightest bit, you're supposed to tear them to shreds like a rabid Rottweiler, not forgive them. I tell ya, this place is going to the dogs.
 
2012-07-24 10:59:06 AM
How about no.

8 out 10 dogs might be fine but it's those wild and stinky 9 and 10th ones that someone would bring in that would trash the place.

If you need a dog to calm you down you have issues. Get therapy. It helps you but does not affect those around you.

/dog owner
 
2012-07-24 10:59:52 AM
The liquor store I visit on occasion has a big sweet yellow lab behind the counter. He always gets ear scritchies from me. That being said, I love my four dogs but I'd rather they not be at work with me. They are what help me to forget about a bad day when I get home.
 
2012-07-24 11:00:41 AM

Egoy3k: JackieRabbit: It would have to be the right dog. This could reduce stress for the humans, but induce it for the dog. I'd also be worried about picking up fleas and taking them home to my cats. I haven't had a flea in my home for 20 years and want to keep it that way.

Why is the dog more likely to give you fleas than your cats are?


Because mine are indoor cats and have never had fleas. We are very careful about this. A lot of people's dogs don't have fleas either, but dogs pretty much have to go our of doors to take care of their business and its very easy for them to pick it up. Some people don't care if their dogs have fleas. The only way my cats can get fleas is if I bring them into the house.
 
2012-07-24 11:00:57 AM

HailRobonia: That's just what we need: another set of chores for us fight over. People in my office can't even keep the goddamn kitchen area clean. I don't think we are ready for a dog.


I think I know who might be able to help with the kitchen mess... a dog. ;-)

Seriously, though, my company allows us to bring in dogs, but I had to write a formal policy for it, i.e.:
1. No biters or serious barkers (I did get bitten by a f*cking dog my coworker brought in, unprovoked)
2. Completely housebroken (the CEO's giant sheepdog used to mark every cubicle wall)
3. Leashed or penned in offices when brought in (I'm the only one that follows this)
4. No dogs on customer visit days (they are rare)

In general, though, people like it a lot, and those with dog allergies are respected and the dogs are kept out of their offices and in general the break room/kitchen. It would be nice if some of the regulars weren't sticky/smelly breeds but what can you do?
 
2012-07-24 11:01:12 AM
We were taught in journalism school to never use a question in a lead (first sentence to a story) certainly not in a headline. What's going on these days?

/I'd be cool with an office cat
 
2012-07-24 11:02:57 AM
Hey, up to the owners, it's their business.

If you don't want to do business with them or work there because they have their dog there or they let someone bring theirs in, fine. Don't whine about their biatch because your allergy gives you the sniffles.
 
2012-07-24 11:05:21 AM
"When no one else will listen to you, you're dog will listen..."

I have bad news, talking to your dog is only slightly more effective than talking to a water cooler or the new fire extinguisher down the hall. However, people are less likely to look at you like you've lost a few cards out of your deck.
 
2012-07-24 11:08:01 AM

JackieRabbit: It would have to be the right dog. This could reduce stress for the humans, but induce it for the dog. I'd also be worried about picking up fleas and taking them home to my cats. I haven't had a flea in my home for 20 years and want to keep it that way.


"Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.
And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on,
While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on."

-Augustus De Morgan
 
2012-07-24 11:09:47 AM

hdhale: "When no one else will listen to you, you're dog will listen..."

I have bad news, talking to your dog is only slightly more effective than talking to a water cooler or the new fire extinguisher down the hall. However, people are less likely to look at you like you've lost a few cards out of your deck.


Before hands-free cellphone thingies became commonplace, my friend would pretend to be talking to her dog when she was on the phone in public "so that people wouldn't think I was a crazywoman."
 
2012-07-24 11:12:24 AM
Ugh. Keep your fu*king dog at home...not everyone thinks it's cute.

This goes for your kids, too.
 
2012-07-24 11:13:19 AM
This thread has made me sad :( I'm suprised how many people seem to hate dogs but have no issue with kids.. i would rather have someones dog near me than a snotty brat making noise.. im a prick though:)
 
2012-07-24 11:16:17 AM

Icetech3: This thread has made me sad :( I'm suprised how many people seem to hate dogs but have no issue with kids.. i would rather have someones dog near me than a snotty brat making noise.. im a prick though:)


Don't get me wrong -- I'm not a fan of dogs, but I certainly don't like kids either.

Fortunately, I work in a lab environment where both can be easily avoided, you know, for "safety purposes"
 
2012-07-24 11:16:18 AM

Icetech3: This thread has made me sad :( I'm suprised how many people seem to hate dogs but have no issue with kids.. i would rather have someones dog near me than a snotty brat making noise.. im a prick though:)


Sneak some fresh kid shiat into the office and place it by someone of importance's desk undetected. Kid days will come to an end.
 
2012-07-24 11:17:47 AM
ummm.. how bout no.
 
2012-07-24 11:24:35 AM
One of my pups at the office with me a few days ago.

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2012-07-24 11:27:11 AM
The answer is still no. Well it might be yes, but only if I can kick it, hit it, and abuse the shiat out of the dog at any time to relieve my stress. Hell, if you allow me to do that you can even name it after my boss.
 
2012-07-24 11:29:24 AM
 
2012-07-24 11:37:11 AM

Abox: Office cat would be better.


I agree, we've got a bunch of dogs here, all of which I could well do without. But cats are banned. One person was even denied permission to bring their cat in for one day while their apartment was being sprayed.
 
2012-07-24 11:41:49 AM
I think it would be a lot easier HR- and liability-wise to just hire a temp in a dog costume.
 
2012-07-24 11:42:21 AM
It works well in my office. The two dogs are well behaved, their owners take good care of them, nobody is allergic (well I am a bit, but meh it's not severe) and it can be a nice morale booster.

Kaibab:
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The only downside is losing them when they get old.
 
2012-07-24 11:46:20 AM

HailRobonia: I think it would be a lot easier HR- and liability-wise to just hire a temp in a dog costume.


I would gladly work in a dog costume in a office if it means i get rubbed all day and get to smell womens crotches without getting the shiat smacked outa me....
 
2012-07-24 12:01:40 PM

havocmike: yea, no. that's an awful idea.

/office cats FTW. Dogs smell, are loud and awful


lots of people (among them, me) are very allergic to cats. it would be, and i am not exaggerating, dangerous to my health to work in a place with a cat. there used to be a book store in Kalamazoo with a resident cat, and i could not go there. working in such a place would be out of the question.
 
2012-07-24 12:03:28 PM
I was reading some dog magazine at the vet the other day where they interviewed the staff of the Daily Show. Apparently they have such a tremendous dog culture in that office, just crawling in canines. Yet, think about it. These people must be chilled out enough at work to work so well together day after day in order to bring home those 9 Best Show Emmies. And apparently there have been a few dog related antics that inspired some jokes and bits on the show. Apparently the Dog Debate last year included the dogs of producers and writers rather than hired performance dogs.

Anyway, it was a fun little read.
 
2012-07-24 12:18:16 PM
www.global-air.com

Pet ownership in the golden years can have a positive effect on a senior's physical and emotional well-being. (new window)
 
2012-07-24 12:21:46 PM
If you painted that dog dirty blonde, he would be an exact duplicate of my terrier mutt. And I can assure you, even after I rescued him, took him to the vet to have him repaired and gave him a home for life, he is definitely, in no way, absolutely not a stress reducer.

He will one day soon piss on my grave daily. And, safe in the knowledge that at last he actually urinates daily within a reasonable period of time and with no emotionally escalating coaching, my corpse will rest in happy peace.

farking dim-witted ungrateful mutt.
 
2012-07-24 12:33:24 PM
Bring one of my dogs in to the cube farm, one day per year before x-mas. Retired Seeing Eye dogs, so they are used to being very good.

Yes I check with my co-workers first

When I come home from a hard day at work, I often tell them that if they came to work that day, they would have have been petted raw :*)

/I'm allergic to assholes - I need them removed from my workplace please, thankyou
 
2012-07-24 12:52:52 PM
Dogs are awesome. I love dogs. But this is a completely stupid idea. One dog in the office would be mostly fine. But imagine if everyone has a dog. One dog barks, ten dogs hear the bark across the cubicle farm or through the paper-thin office walls and suddenly every dog in the building is going nuts. Plus, you know how dogs get really excited when they meet new dogs? Imagine dealing with that every time you walk down the hall to the bathroom.

Yeah, not a good idea IMHO. Now, if we want to talk about office cats ...

/my wife takes her cat to the office
//on weekends, and not that often
 
2012-07-24 12:56:25 PM
I wish I could bring my dog in. He's the sweetest lab (according to independent third parties like dog sitters, vets, etc) and is always quiet. Since he's about 8, he also sleeps most of the day so he'd be perfect just hanging out.
 
2012-07-24 01:15:25 PM
I have a home office which normally contains a few thousand dollars worth of inventory to be processed and shipped to my fulfillment warehouse. Last thing I want is a stream of complaints from customers about pet hair or dander, or worst case the animal gives me "I'm going to start marking these boxes you bring into the house".
 
2012-07-24 01:16:17 PM
Icetech3: This thread has made me sad :( I'm suprised how many people seem to hate dogs but have no issue with kids.. i would rather have someones dog near me than a snotty brat making noise.. im a prick though:)

I'm with you, pal. The amount of dog-in-the-office hating (and even general dog-hating) going on here is quite surprising to me, and not in a good way. I'll take a dog (or cat) in the office over somebody's kid anyday.

//also a prick
 
2012-07-24 01:32:41 PM
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2012-07-24 01:33:27 PM
We have an office dog, a large terrier. He's fluffy, friendly, clean, and mellow, and his owner takes good care of him. Seeing him cheers me up.

Other coworkers bring dogs in occasionally. They're usually confined to cubicles or on leashes, because they aren't as used to the environment, but they cheer me up too. :)

(We aren't customer-facing and don't make physical products, incidentally.)
 
2012-07-24 01:33:54 PM
My office used to let clients and employees bring in their dogs. We had quite a few really awesome mutts around here and the occasional box of kittens someone was trying to unload/"watching until they could go to foster" care. Those days were awesome. Unfortunately one of our employees is deathly afraid of animals and some moron brought in a huge doberman and paraded it right by her and thus ended our lax policy on animals in the office.

/still sad about it
//misses "box of kittens" days
 
2012-07-24 01:41:56 PM

KoolerThanJesus: angry_scientist: KoolerThanJesus: angry_scientist: Are you a god?

No?

Then

Die!

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The next time someone asks you if you're God, you say "Yes"!
 
2012-07-24 01:51:40 PM

Jument: Plus, you know how dogs get really excited when they meet new dogs? Imagine dealing with that every time you walk down the hall to the bathroom.


Dogs are new to other dogs only the first few times they meet, but yeah having bark-crazy dogs in the office is a bad idea. My dog only barks when someone new comes in the building, which was nice when we had neither a receptionist nor an access controlled door.

This sort of thing has to be controlled and applied logically, like the guy doing order processing out of his home office. I work at a desk, in my office, producing mostly letters, manuals, and training products. Very rarely does any of my work go out in physical (i.e. not emailed) form. But if I was packaging things like cookies or computer products or whatever, the dog thing wouldn't make sense.
 
2012-07-24 02:35:07 PM

pounddawg: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x480]


Why do you let your horse sleep inside?
 
2012-07-24 02:40:28 PM

odinsposse: Donnchadha: Clemkadidlefark: Dogs reduce stress?

Bwa-hahaha. Only if you like dogs.

Yeah, this.

I would absolutely not want to work in an office with a dog. If other people want to, that's fine, just keep it the hell away from me.

Same here. Having a dog around would make the office significantly more annoying for me. It's a bad idea unless you clear it with workers first.


Awesome side effect to having an office dog: People who aren't dog people wouldn't want to work there.
 
2012-07-24 03:49:46 PM
Dogs are OK. I like some and dislike others. Mainly I find them mildly annoying, but I do like friendly dogs. Except pugs. Without breeders those vile, damaged things would go extinct. They are trying and people keep farking it up. I hate pugs.
 
2012-07-24 05:30:44 PM
I was attacked by a dog (Great Dane, lucky me) when I was a preschooler. So, going into an office with dogs in it meant that I got to deal with a dose of terror every single morning.

I eventually confronted the fear by volunteering to work with dogs at an animal shelter because being afraid of an animal that is kept in some large percentage of homes is not workable.

However, I have worked in a number of places where there were people (often from India) who were absolutely terrified of dogs to the point where they had to set up a cordon santiaire in the office to keep the dogs from approaching these workers.

Keep the livestock at home.
 
2012-07-24 05:44:24 PM

Banned on the Run: pounddawg: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x480]

Why do you let your horse sleep inside?


Because he doesn't fit in the barn
 
2012-07-24 07:34:12 PM

HugsAndPuppies: Icetech3: This thread has made me sad :( I'm suprised how many people seem to hate dogs but have no issue with kids.. i would rather have someones dog near me than a snotty brat making noise.. im a prick though:)

I'm with you, pal. The amount of dog-in-the-office hating (and even general dog-hating) going on here is quite surprising to me, and not in a good way. I'll take a dog (or cat) in the office over somebody's kid anyday.

//also a prick


Add me to your group. The fact that anyone can hate dogs in the first place is beyond my comprehension, they are one of life's pleasures. People who hate dogs is also why I actually prefer dogs to quite a lot of people. I've yet to meet a dog that didn't love everyone.

Children on the other hand, they are mostly dirtier, noisier and stupider than dogs, and have none of the cuteness to compensate.

I'm a woman btw, though possibly still a prick.
 
2012-07-25 02:51:00 AM

Abox: Office cat would be better.


Definitely. I'm not sure I'd want to bring in my own (I'd worry some shiatty coworker with a grudge would do something then I'd have to kill them), but an office cat or two would definitely lower my stress levels!
 
2012-07-25 04:28:56 AM
Listen people:

1) Nobody likes your dog as much as you do
2) Not everyone likes dogs
3) Not everyone like the smell of dogs and dog accouterments
4) Your dog is not as well behaved as you think it is
5) Some people are allergic to dogs
6) If a dog helps you de-stress, go home to one
7) If you assume having a dogs around the office would help everyone else de-stress, you're wrong

Oh, what I wouldn't give for my boss to not have her dogs underfoot at every meeting.
 
2012-07-25 08:39:42 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Listen people:

1) Nobody likes your dog as much as you do
2) Not everyone likes dogs
3) Not everyone like the smell of dogs and dog accouterments
4) Your dog is not as well behaved as you think it is
5) Some people are allergic to dogs
6) If a dog helps you de-stress, go home to one
7) If you assume having a dogs around the office would help everyone else de-stress, you're wrong

Oh, what I wouldn't give for my boss to not have her dogs underfoot at every meeting.


Your dog is not a human so stop treating/referring to it as your child.
 
2012-07-25 12:28:34 PM
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2012-07-25 01:38:35 PM

alowishus: I'm allergic to dogs, so an office dog would send me looking for a new job.


Came here for this. Leaving happy.

An office dog would be like being sick 100% of the time, and wanting to claw your eyes out with a soup spoon. Not exactly low stress.
 
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