A survey by Sensée, a UK-based homeworking outsourcing provider, has found that more than two-thirds (67%) of UK workers experience feelings of guilt, followed closely by anxiety and unhappiness when leaving pets at home for long periods of time.
“The flexibility of home-based working gives employees the opportunity to spend more time caring for members of the family and pets,” explains Sensée CEO Steve Mosser. “By enabling employees to work remotely, companies can relieve the anxiety that many workers with pets feel when away from home for long periods of time.”
The survey also found that a third of home-based workers spend more than three hours per day caring for their pets. Unsurprisingly, the most popular pets were found to be dogs, cats and small mammals.