My co-worker is now bringing his dog to work — how is that allowed?

My co-worker is now bringing his dog to work — how is that allowed?

Our group has returned to the workplace and one of many workers now brings his canine. He frequently lets him run round unsupervised. Is that this what the brand new return-to-office norms at the moment are? Why is that this allowed?

Could possibly be worse — may very well be a cat. (Yep, I went there. Anticipating tons of mail on that one.) Is it a kind of large slobbering canine? As a result of that may be ruff. Or is it a yapping ankle biter?

Some firms which can be attempting to be cool will enable pets within the workplace, if the constructing and lease enable it. I feel that’s attempting too exhausting. That kind of tradition will solely entice different individuals who recognize working in a kennel or zoo.

Now, lest you suppose I’m a pet hater, I’ve a cat and a chook, and love animals, however they belong out within the recent air, not on NYC sidewalks (hate that) or the workplace.

My employer stated that every one workers should be vaccinated in any other case they are going to be terminated. They didn’t require proof of vaccination on the time — they simply requested workers to certify that they have been vaccinated by a sure date. I instructed the reality and stated I used to be not vaccinated and acquired fired. I do know of a number of workers who lied and stated they have been, in order that they saved their jobs. So, I inform the reality and lose my job and may’t get unemployment advantages, whereas others lie and hold their jobs. Is that honest?

No, it’s not. The choice from employers who fired staff for not being vaccinated — and the states that denied unemployment advantages for not being vaccinated — will go down because the worst labor and office choices in historical past. I’m glad that you simply didn’t lie, although.

That’s by no means the suitable reply. What you are able to do is apply for unemployment anyway, or attraction the denial of advantages if you have already got utilized. Inform the company that your former employer has not persistently utilized the coverage they usually have allowed unvaccinated folks to maintain their jobs with out confirming the vaccination standing. That’s unfair.

Gregory Giangrande has over 25 years of expertise as a chief human assets govt. Hear Greg Weds. at 9:35 a.m. on iHeartRadio 710 WOR with Len Berman and Michael Riedel. E-mail: [email protected] Comply with: and on Twitter: @GregGiangrande

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