Managers aren’t spending taxpayer money anymore, a study finds.
The findings were based on the study of more than 8,000 employees in several Fortune 500 companies, and they raise the specter of a corporate culture that seems to treat cats like a valuable commodity.
While managers are now more likely to purchase cat litter for their employees, their costs are still far higher than what would have been incurred by the public, and their costs have not decreased in recent years.
Managers spent more than $10,000 per employee for cat litter in 2013, while the average cost per litter is $2,000, according to the study, “The Cost of Cat Litter: Cost, Value, and the Management of Employees’ Cat Littered Materials,” by Dr. Michael R. Sorkin, associate professor of management and organizational behavior at Columbia Business School.
The researchers found that managers spend up to $12,000 on cat food for employees.
This is a substantial expense.
Cat litter costs about $2 per litter, and managers spend as much as $7,000 annually for cat food.
The study found that the average litter cost per employee was $4,500, while managers spent $15,000.
In the study’s second and third years, managers reported spending more than half a million dollars per year for cat feed, and almost $40,000 a year for litter.
The cost per pound of litter has decreased slightly over the last decade, but managers are still spending more money than their predecessors.
According to the researchers, the main reason for the shift was that managers began to understand the importance of maintaining quality.
“In some cases, managers’ understanding of litter management has been affected by the fact that cat litter has become a commodity that is highly valued,” Dr. Sockin said.
The authors concluded that managers have become increasingly aware of the cost of cat litter and that they are also becoming more aware of how much litter costs. “
The perception that cat care is expensive has resulted in managers purchasing products that do not meet the standards for quality and consistency required for a healthy, productive, and secure workplace.”
The authors concluded that managers have become increasingly aware of the cost of cat litter and that they are also becoming more aware of how much litter costs.
“Many managers are concerned about their cat’s health and wellbeing, but they are unaware of the environmental and health consequences of this purchase,” Dr, Sock in a statement.
“Managers who purchase cat food are more likely than those who do not to purchase litter, but the impact of these decisions on their own organizations’ bottom line is unclear.”
Dr. R. Scott B. Ross, executive vice president and general manager for human resources at the Fortune 500, said in a company-wide statement that he was proud of the work of the study.
“We are aware that some employees are concerned with their health and are purchasing cat litter as a supplement,” he said.
He added that the study underscores the need for better management practices.
“If an employee’s health is not a priority for them, it’s important for them to understand what their health care provider is getting for them,” he told Fortune.
“It is not appropriate for employees to be purchasing cat food without being aware of their own health.”