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Pets are not so welcome

IT SEEMS pets in the workplace are not as welcome as was previously thought.

A Morgan & Banks survey of 1,000 people found 11.9 per cent of Australian males and 24.9 per cent of females wanted an office pet.

Only 14.8 per cent saying they would like to bring their own pets to work.

Morgan & Banks’ Gary Lazzarotto said it seemed the less a person earned, the more likely they were to want an office pet.

“More than 28 per cent of those earning less than $20,000 would like a pet to pat at their workplace while a mere 5.4 per cent of those earning $100,000 plus thought it would be a good idea,” Mr Lazzarotto said.

“Creative types in marketing roles were more inclined to want an office pet as were those in the advertising industry.

“Pets at work could cause all sorts of interruptions but it may be that a happier work force would make it worth the hassle,” he said.

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