How Healthy Is Your Shelter?
Don’t be afraid to find out—it will help more animals in the long run
On those days when 50 more kittens have arrived at your doorstep and some guy is screaming at you for fining him $25 for letting his dog roam, you might wonder why you stay in this field. Wouldn’t it be easier, you ask yourself, to take a desk job that lets you leave at 5 p.m. and doesn’t haunt your mind long after you’ve gone home?
Maybe. But it turns out the grass may not be greener in the business world. The things that drive people crazy in shelters are surprisingly similar to those that drive them crazy at IBM and other corporate monoliths, says Steven Rogelberg, Ph.D., an organizational science and psychology professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.