You probably heard of emotional support animals, but have you ever heard about animals in the workplace? Well, the IT/finance department of an Ohio-based transportation company is taking the term “pet-friendly” to the very next level after adopting rescue kittens, Debit and Credit. Their shenanigans keep everyone entertained, which kind of makes us wonder how anyone at this office is getting any work done. All we’d want to do is roll around on the floor and snuggle up with these little guys.The adorable brother and sister were introduced on Reddit by an employee, and as you can imagine, they went viral in no time. But how are the employees able to focus? All we’d want to do is lie on the floor and play with these cats!
->**Pretty soon, everyone wanted to see what these two were up to while everyone else tried to get some work done.**<- The employees recorded the adorable kitties playing around and wrestling with an empty box lid. To say that they were super excited about their new pets is an understatement. But Redditors wanted to know what happened to them once people finished their workday.
View this post on Instagram Happy Caturday from Debit and Credit! Everyone asks what we do on the weekends when our humans aren’t at work…we still play in the boxes! ? #ourofficekittens #staples #reddit #Cat #Instacat #Instacats #Meow #Instacat_meows #Kitty #Kittycat #Catofinstagram #Cutecat #Instapet #Catoftheday #Kittylove #Instakitty #Cateye #Catlover #Cateyes #Catlovers #Cutecats #Animals #Catlove #Catloaf #Mypet #Kittens #shenanigans #box #officecats #debitcredit A post shared by Debit and Credit (@ourofficekittens) on Nov 10, 2018 at 4:23pm PST
Once the lights are out, everyone goes home, except for the rescue kittens who stay in the office. Redditor Carenl said that the cats, “stay at the office at night (with a very sweet setup), and we visit them on the weekends for snuggling and playing.”
Well, Carenl explained that the building where their office is located is small. There are only 6 employees working there. “One of them is allergic, but she doesn’t care. The others stay in another building,” she wrote.
Since everyone seems to be enjoying watching these two adorable brothers play around and wrestle, it was only natural that they’d get their own platform to share their daily shenanigans.
Now, followers and commenters are wondering if the employees could set up a live feed so people could watch these two play around for hours. Wouldn’t that be neat? Well, it’d probably stop productivity altogether. That’s for sure!
If they were, we’re pretty sure human resources would have a flood of resumes and job inquiries. And can you blame anyone for wanting to work at an office that’s totally cat-friendly?
Pets can help humans reduce stress and studies have shown that they actually increase productivity in the workplace. Imagine experiencing a bad customer service call and then reaching down to pet a sweet kitten. Wouldn’t that make you feel a little better?
About 30% of Americans suffer from allergies. If you’re the type that would sneeze and break out the second you come into contact with a pet, we’re sure you wouldn’t want to hang around Debit and Credit.
Having pets in the office sounds like a fun idea, but there needs to be certain rules. They need to have their own space and places where they’d be allowed to sleep. Plus, employees would need to get on a feeding schedule so the animals aren’t getting overfed. But overall, having animals playing around the office is seriously the easiest way to release stress and have fun in the workplace.