Ours isn’t even that bad because we’re a ‘hip, young social media company’ (that’s the official tagline), but even with our ping pong tables and not-at-all comfortable beanbag chairs, I struggle to get motivated.
But then Daniel started working for us – good lad from Leicester he is, salt of the earth type, you know – and he started bringing his pet pooch Archer along to the office.
He’s an absolute bundle of joy – Archer, that is – and trust me when I say this, absolutely no work gets done when he’s around.
Motivating Alfie Powell to get any work done is difficult at the best of times, but it’s an absolute non-starter when Archer’s in.
Look at him pretending to do work in that last one. You can’t get mad at him when you’ve got that face on his lap staring back at you.
He’s got me and he knows it.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, yes, at least one of those pictures does feature on Alfie’s Tinder profile.
Chances are, though, you won’t normally be allowed to bring good lil’ doggos into your office, but next week it’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day, so your boss can’t do a thing about it. (They can.)
The landmark occasion will take place on 21st June with all money raised going to animal cruelty charities, All Dogs Matter and Animals Asia, although you can choose another charity should you wish.
Keep it about the dogs though, ey?
Those who take part in the sixth annual Bring Your Dog to Work day and donate more than £10 will be able to submit a snap of their dog for inclusion in the doggy Hall of Fame. God knows who else is in there. Lassie? The stray one the Soviets catapulted into space on Sputnik 2?
There will be a prize draw of all the submissions with hundreds of pounds worth of goods being given out to the lucky hound.
The site explains:
“Many scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace. Increased job satisfaction, team co-operation and morale have all been reported in employees that spend the workday with their pets.
So in addition to raising funds, Bring Your Dog To Work Day is likely to boost the productivity and happiness of the employees within your company. And it means hundreds if not thousands of pets around the UK can now go to work alongside their humans!”
Everyone knows that dogs are good for wellbeing and morale so make sure you mention that to your boss when asking for their permission.
A Bring Your Dog To Work Day is great and all, but I am slightly concerned that the nation’s going to come to a standstill on Friday.
What about people who work in air traffic control or the police – scrap that they already have dogs – or doctors that decide to bring their mutts into work?
Meh, if anarchy and chaos are the cost of wholesome cuddles, so be it. Only a day innit.
Images via Getty
Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent writer, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over the course of several sex-related articles, bringing a very public shame to his family's good name.