Pat Lupino, a marketing professor at Nassau Community College, has two dogs of her own but still says she was turned off a number of years ago when she worked for a small cosmetics firm in New Jersey.
Another executive there brought her
pug to the office on Fridays, which Lupino
says had a negative impact on the woman's image.Meeting-goers would be startled when the dog snorted or dozed off and started snoring.
Bringing a pet to work in special circumstances, such as a vet appointment or kennel drop-off, is one thing, says Lupino
, but, she
asks, "How do you take someone seriously when the dog is siting in the office every Friday?"