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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.

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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
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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

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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

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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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