One thing I love about working in Silicon Valley is the quirky workplace environment that goes way beyond Dress-Down Friday, ping-pong tables, bean bag chairs and stand-up desks. My current job is a little more buttoned-down than most, so when they declared it “Bring Your Pet to Work Day” I was a little surprised.
Turns out the CEO has a new Labrador puppy that he wanted to show off. I can’t blame him, who wouldn’t want their furry friend cuddled up next to their desk? I love working from home with my cat curled up beside me. So why not take him to work for a day? He’s no fraidy cat and setting up my bike for his carrier wasn’t hard.
The trip went as well as could be expected. He cried a little, but no more than he does in the car. He made a few friends along the way and is now settling in here in my office. I hope the ride home goes just as well.
Does your workplace allow pets in the office? Have you ever brought yours to work? What about on your bike?