Balancing Remote Work and Caring for Your Pets

  • Balancing Remote Work and Caring for Your Pets

    Champaign, IL - August 25, 2022

    2022-08 Staffing Help in Champaign, IL If you work remotely, you may find that you see more of your pets during the day. As great of a perk as it is, working while at home with a pet can have some challenges as being the best pet owner can be a full-time job on its own. Here are a few suggestions from your local Express job center in Champaign, IL that can help with successfully managing both remote work and your pets: 

    Develop a Routine that Works for Everyone 

    It's important to find a work routine that include your pets. This may take some time and training, but it's worth it to have a happy and healthy pet. First, try making sure your pet is used to you being away for most of the day. This may require some adjustment and new training. If you want your pet to be calm while you work, reward them with occasional treats or toys. We also suggest you set aside some quality time for yourself and your pet every day. This can be during playtime or by going for a walk, or to the dog park.  

    Adjust Your Workspace for the Both of You 

    If you're working from home with your furry friend by your side, creating a workspace that is both comfortable for you and your pet is important. Choose a spot in your home that is quiet and has minimal distractions. This will help your pet feel relaxed and comfortable while you're working. You should also ensure your workspace is well-ventilated and has plenty of natural light. This should calm your pets and prevent them from getting too hot or too cold. Finally, set up a comfortable pet bed or kennel near your desk if possible. 

    Include Your Pets (When Appropriate)  

    Not all distractions are bad. In fact, some can even be fun and liven up your day. If your job allows it, consider introducing your pet to your colleagues during virtual meetings. Not only will this provide a moment of levity and break up the monotony of work, but it will also allow your colleagues to get to know you better. And, who knows, you might even make some new friends in the process. 

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    Champaign, IL 61821   
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