It’s time for another workplace peeve! How about the person who talks about his or her pet constantly, has fifty pictures of it on his or her cubicle desk, and takes up a donation for when it gets sick and needs a couple thousand dollars worth of veterinary care?
Do they show up with it at parties wearing matching costumes? Are there always stray hairs floating off of their clothing and into your coffee cup? How do you nicely request that the pet – and all mentions thereof – stay on personal time and out of your cubicle at least?
While pet-lovers certainly make up the majority of Americans, not everyone is so enamored. If you are a pet aficionado, be sensitive to others’ phobias, allergies, or just general disinterest. Your cat may be like part of your family, but not everyone will understand your passion. Join a cat fancier’s club instead!
Is someone in your adjoining cubicle gaga over their animal friend? Tell us about it!