6 in 10 people are leaving their jobs because they aren’t animal friendly.
Pets are apparently a major reason for “The Great Resignation.” People are actually quitting their jobs to spend more time with their pets, according to a new survey. Over two-thirds of pet owners have searched for a more flexible job to devote more time to their furry pals.
The recent poll of 2,000 employed pet owners found that 71 percent have made a significant life change because of their pet.
Six in 10 have previously left a job because they were forced to return to an office that wasn’t pet-friendly.
The past two years have been “ruff” for many, with 71 percent saying they’d benefit more from a pet-friendly office now than they would have before the pandemic.
Forty-eight percent add that their pets have improved their productivity at work, including more than half of both cat and dog owners (56% and 53%, respectively). Pet rodents broke the ice in meetings more often than other pets (69%), while small animals like rabbits and ferrets were more likely to inspire their pet parents and boost their productivity (65%).
Overall, more than two-thirds credited new friendships at work on their furry pal’s presence, with the average person gaining seven new workplace buddies. People’s pets have also transformed their workdays, with cats (56%) and dogs (54%) both giving their humans a sense of comfort.
Many workplaces are responding to pet parents’ needs — 42 percent report that their offices stock pet supplies such as bowls and poop bags.