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In perhaps the first move ever to make you think ‘I’d love to work in that finance/IT department of a transportation company in Ohio’, the finance/IT department of a transportation company in Ohio has adopted a pair of rescue kittens in order to boost employee’s morale.
As long as you’re not allergic, what could anyone possibly not like about office kittens? Apart from the day to day cleaning of the litter tray, feeding, scratching, someone having to take them home at the holidays etc etc. But forget about the logistics of it all for now, and wrap your eyeholes around these pictures!
Look at them:
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The kittens are called Debit and Credit, because finance bants.
With the run of the entire office – think of all the stationary supplies to play with! – it’s fair to say Debit and Credit are doing a good job so far of being office cats, which is basically the same as being a regular cat, just in an office.
The cats were brought to attention of the internet thanks to a Reddit post by one of the workers at the office, who said Debit and Credit ‘stay at the office at night (with a very sweet setup), and we visit them on the weekends for snuggling and playing.’
The employee also revealed each person in the office takes it in turns on ‘box duty’.
While you may think office pets would be nothing but a distraction, according to a recent study having animals in the workplace can reduce stress and increase productivity. Unless, of course, you’re a vet, farmer, zookeeper or RSPCA worker, in which case animals probably play a very different role in your work.
A study by Virginia Commonwealth University revealed employees who had a dog around showed lower stress levels at the end of the day than those who didn’t, as Business Insider reports.
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Taking saliva samples from workers, researchers measured the level of the stress hormone cortisol in it, and found lower levels in workers whose offices have animals around.
Marie-José Enders, who studies the relationship between animals and humans at the Open University, said:
It’s definitely good for the work atmosphere to have a dog in the office. Not only does your cortisol level drop when you stroke a dog; you also produce more of the hormone oxytocin, which makes you feel more relaxed and happy.
If your boss is giving you a hard time, a dog can make it easier to put certain situations into perspective. You can just take a bit of space and walk the dog. An animal at work makes people more motivated — they like their work more and they experience less stress.
As if you needed any more convincing to get an office pet.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.