Japanese company finds the purr-fect solution to help stressed employees

Japanese company finds the purr-fect solution to help stressed employees
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Stressed and bored at work? Maybe it's time fur some feline therapy.

Employees of Japanese company Ferray Corporation, an internet solutions business, are now allowed to bring their cats to the office to help cope with the stress and fatigue of working for long hours.

Ferray's chief Hidenobu Fukuda said: "I launched an 'office cat' policy. It allows employees to come to work with their cats. I will also give ¥5000 (S$62) for those who want to take in a rescue cat."

Cats counter stress at this Tokyo firm

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    Stressed and bored at work? Maybe it's time fur some therapy.

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    Employees of Japanese company Ferray Corporation, an internet solutions business,

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    are now allowed to bring their cats to the office to help cope with the stress and fatigue of working for long hours.

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    Ferray's chief Hidenobu Fukuda said: "I launched an 'office cat' policy.

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    It allows employees to come to work with their cats. I will also give ¥5000 (S$62) for those who want to take in a rescue cat."

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    Besides encouraging cat-loving employees to bring their felines to the office, there are also nine adorable rescue cats who roam the office daily.

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    These cats even have their own Twitter account, where their office adventures are recorded.

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    Of course, cats are mischievous and cause no small amount of trouble at times, as chief Hidenobu says.

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    But take one look at these furballs, and whatever exasperation you feel at their antics will probably dissipate immediately!

Besides encouraging cat-loving employees to bring their felines to the office, there are also nine adorable rescue cats who roam the office daily. These cats even have their own Twitter account, where their office adventures are recorded.

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Of course, cats are mischievous and cause no small amount of trouble at times, as chief Hidenobu says.

"Sometimes a cat will walk on a phone and cut the call, or they switch off the computers by walking onto the off switch."

But take one look at these furballs, and whatever exasperation you feel at their antics will probably dissipate immediately!

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