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Do you let your fur babies join your calls?

Does their presence actually help with the meetings?

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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
They don't join. I've been video bombed several times, and it's made everyone smile.Β  Eases tension.Β 
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SE
I think she/he’s talking about the interns
DustFrog
Valued Contributor
+4
Business Development Manager
I don't call my dog a fucking "fur baby", first of all
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Triple upvoteΒ 
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
No
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
I guess it depends on their demeanor
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
Lol what the hell. No. Keep your β€œfur babies” out of the meetings.Β 
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Presence doesn't help, but prospects sometimes ask to see when they hear him barkΒ 
Biznasty
Opinionated
+5
Lead Business Development Manager
I don't exactly send them a calendar invite but they are always sleeping on the couch behind me. My youngest dog is a 1 year old pit mastiff and he does what he wants so he has his own chair at my desk and likes to use his RBF to scare people into buying for me. He's like the unofficial mascot of my work and is always entertaining people.Β 

Zoom calls can be so yuck so any ice breaker is good.Β 
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Same, they can take any awkward silence away
Biznasty
Opinionated
+5
Lead Business Development Manager
once when my dog was a puppy I put him on my desk and he turned around and showed the entire sales team his butthole in a meeting. He's legendary.Β 
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Lol, quite a campuppy!
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Nope
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Don't think so
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Gtfo with the β€œfur baby” stuff.

hearing that is like nails on a chalkboard for me (and I sincerely apologize to every Chewy rep that is forced to say it - like β€œI’m so sorry your douchey Mgmt makes you sound like a toddler β€œ. They’re so grateful that someone understands).Β 

*edit* ok that was really mean. Sorry.Β 

yes I let my cats join sometimes if the audience is right. Sometimes it’s involuntary.Β 
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