Cats may look like they don’t want any business with you, but they’re actually “people” animals.
According to a study, cats are bonded to their caregivers and have socio-cognitive abilities. This means that they can also be attached to humans, especially when they are already very familiar with the person and place.
So, when you see a cat in the workplace or business establishment, it means they know their business. They may not work as to how humans function, but they are there because it is a world they are familiar with.
Here are 35 photos of cats at work – or pretending to be at work. Whatever it is, they look like fun co-workers you’ll wish you have.
1. As long as he does the job.
By the looks of this cat’s uniform, it seems like he applied for the wrong position. But, hey! As long as he does his job well, he is fit for the role.
2. Best vet around.
He’s the only one in the office, but probably he’s the best vet around to be left with all the work.
3. Sleeping on the job.
Sleeping on the job is a ‘no’. But if your repairman – errr cat – is this adorable, you can just let it go.
4. Mom’s hero.
One should always be careful about lighting candles. Thankfully, for this fur parent, Max is an alert cat and alarmed her when a candle went out of hand. Good job, Max!
5. In loving memory of Tiddles, The Church Cat.
Every pet deserves this kind of remembrance. Tiddles must have left an irreplaceable mark among churchgoers to warrant this tomb.
6. Lil Kim and her hip hop beats.
Lil Kim is the best store assistant in town. If you need any recommendations, she can undoubtedly vouch for whatever genre you prefer. Her expertise is on hip-hop, though.
This is “Lil’ Kim”. She works at my local record shop and greets every customer. Last time I was in, I kneeled down to pet her and she climbed into my arms and made me carry her during most of my shopping trip. from r/Catswithjobs
7. Security is pretty strict here.
That stern look is very intimidating; you’re assured that nobody gets past him easily.
8. Purr-fect blood donor.
Even if cats were to have nine lives, Momma Mia would still be out there donating blood to save other cat’s lives.
9. 5 Star for this AirBnb Host!
This guest shared that he woke up to the Airbnb’s host’s cat licking his face. What a sweet morning treat deserving of a 5-star review.
10. Flat lay, you say?
Most people believe that a flat layout can make your photo highly Instagrammable. If you don’t have any flat or plain surface, why not use your cat?
11. “Director of Office Morale”
Ladies and gents, meet Oliver – the Director of Office Morale. We can expect the employees’ morale in this office to be good with lots of cuddles from their director.
12. What’s up, doc?
It’s not every day you see a cat in scrubs, so here it is—a cat in scrubs and ready to be of service to sick little kitties.
13. All proceeds to the “boss”.
When you own a cat, you know they’re the boss of the household. But this cat wants to remind the public further that their every purchase would go to him and him only.
14. One for the team.
These kittens can certainly welcome people with their warmth and cuteness as the receptionist team. But sometimes, they just need to take a nap to recharge – or at least one of them to take one for the team.
15. Worthy of that red carpet.
Who doesn’t know Salem? From Sabrina the Teenage Witch back in the 90s to today’s remake. And yep, he’s worthy of that “red carpet” moment. After all, he’s a celebrity.
Salem (the cat from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) walked the carpet at the premiere and it’s the most important thing to me right now bye pic.twitter.com/qK8kJ7d2UZ
— laura ✨ (@admsamys) October 26, 2018
16. Making sure everything is secure.
Chief Portakal, Head of Security, wants to keep an eye on the CCTV feed to ensure everything is secure on the premises.
17. Probably needs some training.
This cat is too young to work, but a little training would do. Once he gains experience, he’s ready for a “big boy” job.
18. “Welcome to Lowe’s. How can I help you today?”
As one of the commenters said on this post: “If she were a greeter at the Lowe’s in my town, I’d buy more things there, just to see her. She’s a pretty cat.” We couldn’t agree more.
19. He needs a hard hat.
This one can test how cat-proof the building is. But for him to start his work, he needs his hard hat as a safety precaution.
20. Everything’s secured.
Persistence wins for this cat. He hung around the hospital for an entire year, so they offered him a job as a security cat!
21. Enjoying some fresh air after that long drive.
A trucking job is never easy, especially with extended hours on the road. This cat is savoring the fresh air and sunlight before it hit the road again.
22. Fur-riendliest cat on campus.
As a public relations officer, we expect someone who knows how to deal with people. It’s safe to say that Batman is the fur-riendliest cat on campus to be appointed as one.
23. “Did I print enough copies, Sir?”
Need something photocopied? George is the cat for the job. Printing 34 pages for a kitty is no easy feat. We just really don’t know why it’s all number 9. Maybe he likes the number so much!
George was just trying to be helpful when he spent some time in an office… by printing 34 pages of the number “9.” 📃 This computer-savvy senior kitty is looking for a new home! Maybe just don’t give him access to a printer. #CatProbs #AdoptDontShop #ShelterLife #Roc pic.twitter.com/jSc8QtzAca
— LollypopFarm (@LollypopFarm) October 16, 2020
24. Most trusted tires in town.
If you need tires that last, ask around, and they’ll tell you to deal with the best in town. Well, it’s owned and managed by a cat. But by the looks of it, he means business.
25. Classy background.
Another case of having no flat lay – but there’s nothing to worry about if you have a cat around. This cat’s fur matches perfectly as a background for a couple of gold rings for sale.
26. Ready to checkout? Cash or credit?
Hardworking cats get the best recognition: employee of the month. We hope this cat gets to be recognized for more months because – look at him! It seems like he works too hard.
27. Major Chivas, at your service.
Major Chivas works as a cat firefighter in Kyiv, Ukraine. As you can see, he has a uniform and has a rank, too. He sleeps on a paper tray in the chief’s office, which is just a bunch of paperwork.
28. Well accounted for.
This cat seems like he’s trained to do accounting. And judging by the computer he works on, he’s very well-rounded in the field.
29. For fair and honest elections.
For fair and honest elections, have a cat on the board. He’d definitely frown upon any fraud or injustice.
30. “No outsiders allowed.”
Cats keep the area secured. This strict-looking one guards the entrance gate, while the other may be the roving cat. Make sure to present an ID because this one doesn’t look like someone to mess with.
31. Laser focus.
This cat needs to keep his laser focus on sewing. He’s probably pissed that he’s doing all the work or too pressured to meet the quota for the day. Somebody probably demanded to have something sewn in a rush!
32. “Do you have prescription for this?”
Training to read a doctor’s prescription is not easy. But for this cat, working in a pharmacy doesn’t require any training. After all, he’s just there to sit around and scratch on leather seats!
33. “This is beyond the due date, Ma’am.”
But if you were to return an overdue book to this cat, you’d be willing to pay for late fees. It’s not because you’d scared if he scratches or bites if you don’t. He just looks cute; you’d do anything for him.
34. “I need an ID, please.”
If you think it’s easier to get past security in a liquor store because a cat is guarding it, you’re wrong. He is trained to hiss and growl if you don’t present your ID to get the manager’s attention!
35. Buy or sell?
Ssshhh… don’t disturb him. He’s intently studying the stock market to decide if he needs to buy this particular stock or sell what he already has. He means serious business.