Survey reveals how pet owners really feel about being at work without their pets

Since the start of 2020, a lot has changed in the way we work, and many people have spent many months working from home instead of the office.

During the height of the pandemic, many of those who would normally go to work were told to work from home instead, and this meant people with pets could spend all day with their furry friends.

For many pet owners, going back to work all day without their pets around has been very difficult, and a recent survey has shown how many pet owners are willing to make huge sacrifices to be able to be with their pets.

In fact, the research, commissioned by Vetster, shows that many pet owners are willing to make major changes in their jobs in order to continue working with their pets around them.

What did the survey find?

Several surprising points emerged from the study.

About 2,000 people were surveyed as part of the survey, and some of the results are revealed below:

  • Nearly two-thirds of pet owner employees quit their jobs to find work in a pet-friendly workplace.
  • Nearly half of respondents say they are more productive when their pet is around.
  • More than two-thirds of workers surveyed said they would be willing to get a pay cut if they could work in a pet-friendly office.
  • Nearly 40% of people said their pets allowed them to avoid burnout.
  • According to 46% of those surveyed, they make friends more easily at work with their pets nearby.

Of course, there are many other benefits to working in a pet-friendly workplace, and this has been highlighted by Vetster officials.

Vetster even launched an initiative on National Animal Day on April 11, calling on employers to give their employees a day off in honor of their pets and to draw attention to the issues surrounding pet-friendly workplaces. .

According to Vetster, a pet-friendly workplace can provide benefits for employees, but also have a positive impact on the company. This is because having pets around can make people more productive, reduce employee anxiety and foster employee bonding.

All of these things can directly benefit employees, but can also have a positive impact on the company.

The survey further found that more than 70 percent of those surveyed said it was much more important and beneficial for them to work in a pet-friendly environment now than before the Covid outbreak and lockdown.

With a huge number of pet owners clearly willing to give up their jobs and move on to get to a pet-friendly workplace, this is something employers should seriously consider if they aren’t already doing so.

Failure to do so could mean employers lose valuable and critical team members and may struggle to hire new ones.

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