Would you take less pay to bring your pet to work?

Chris Miller
November 09, 2018 - 9:04 am

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Even as competition for the labor market gets tight, a lot of younger workers say they'd be willing to give up part of their pay, if they get to bring their pets to work. 

The survey from online retailer Zulily finds seven out of ten Millennials say they'd take less money if they could bring their pets with them to work. One in five said they'd be willing to take a pay cut of 20 percent.

UNO business professor Mark Rosa says some companies are exploring this, and likely more will.

"It's gotten far enough along that I don't think -- it's not going away," said Rosa. "You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube on this one."

Rosa says it may take a while for it to become widespread, however, as large, diverse work places would also have concerns about other workers' allergies, and the liability involved if an employee's pet bit another worker.

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