Office Zoo

Uber / Eng travis_k
Oct 4 16 Comments

I am an engineer at Uber, not a tourist at a zoo. Who’s the guy who thought it would be a great idea to let people bring pets to work. Once or twice if it’s some weird situation, sure; but why in the hell is it a policy in many tech companies? Leave your pet at your house.

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TOP 16 Comments
  • IPsoft /bin/env
    you got it backward man..you are the caged animal that pets are coming to visit😂😂😂
    Oct 4 3
  • Amazon real bezos
    Such hatred towards pets! It’s not safe for pets to be around you.

    Unless of course if a dog or a cat pooped on you, what’s your reason for such hatred?
    Oct 4 2
    • Uber / Eng travis_k
      OP
      I love animals. But a workplace is not the place for them. A workplace is a place for work.
      Oct 4
    • SAP dsug
      A workplace is a place for work, but still there are events, etc held that are not directly or strictly related to work. I think a better gauge of whether something is suitable in the workplace would be whether it boosts productivity overall, while not being offensive to workers/ not violating labor laws.
      Oct 4
  • Atlassian d@t_person
    .....finally, I’m glad someone brought this up. Thank you OP 🙏
    Oct 4 0
  • SAP dsug
    For some, it'd be de-stressing and very comforting to see office surroundings that don't always look like an examination hall. Bringing pets, I'd assume, would be a step in that direction.

    Having said that, I can imagine not everybody warming up to that idea (some may have no choice due to allergies, etc), and, so, a dedicated area for pets in the office premises might be a compromise.
    Oct 4 0
  • Google notez
    I love animals. But if your loved one does not behave (or not brought up in the way to respect others), pls do not bring him/her to work. Was eating my lunch the other day, and dog almost stole a piece of it ;)
    Oct 4 0
  • Amazon FalconX
    Ffs why can’t you just chill out and let people have their pets with them. Did one of them shit on your desk??
    Oct 4 0
  • StubHub chicken88
    Had colleagues in Amazon with pets. Even when they are well behaved it can take some getting used to, like how some areas get fenced up.
    Oct 4 0
  • Uber acet
    R u Indian?
    Oct 6 2
    • Uber / Eng travis_k
      OP
      Nah, I’m a white guy.
      Oct 6
    • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
      I am an Indian, and I agree with OP. Added that, I extremely love pets.
      Oct 9
  • Uber / Eng booyakaa
    Come to Seattle eng office - we dont allow pets.
    Oct 4 0

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