Just because cats sleep 15 hours a day (and some kitties get up to 20 hours of shut-eye each day), that doesn't make them lazy. And the subreddit r/CatsWithJobs is here to prove it.

This online community is dedicated to pictures of felines caught in the middle of their work, and it has amassed quite the collection since its creation in 2017.

Whether it's a serious portrait honoring a cat who just donated blood or a humorous shot of a "repair kitty" who fell asleep in the toolbox, r/CatsWithJobs has all the careers these furry creatures can "apply" for, and we are so ready for it.

#1

Reviewer Score Booster

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

This is absolutely a 5-star review. How perfect is that kitty?

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#2

Momma Mia Just Donated Blood To Save Another Kitty In The ICU, Because That's What Heroes Do... And Also For Salmon

Momma Mia Just Donated Blood To Save Another Kitty In The ICU, Because That's What Heroes Do... And Also For Salmon

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Bow, I’m a Slytherin
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6 months ago

Awesome kitty!

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To get an animal to "work" with you often means training them. And while most of us associate the words "animal training" with dogs, Layla Morgan Wilde, a cat expert and founder of the award-winning blog Cat Wisdom 101, thinks that felines are also perfectly capable of "working" with their humans.

"Cats are very trainable but methodology differs from dogs," Layla told Bored Panda. "It requires patience and short daily training sessions. [Most cat owners can train them to] respond to basic commands like come, sit, stay. Some cats are more trainable than others and it's easier with a younger cat."

Layla highlighted that some cats are also being harness-trained to walk on a leash for outdoor adventures. You can learn more about them by exploring the #adventurecats hashtag on Twitter.

#3

He Lied On His Resume, But Got The Job Anyway

He Lied On His Resume, But Got The Job Anyway

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

He looks very mean! I would be very afraid!

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#4

Fire Prevention Officer Max

Fire Prevention Officer Max

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Mihai Mara
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6 months ago

That's what heroes do.

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"Certainly young kittens are highly energetic, but you can still encourage any cat to have a spring in their step by giving them a few minutes of interactive play several times a day," the behaviour team at Cats Protection, the UK's leading feline welfare charity, told Bored Panda. "Try using a fishing rod toy with some feathers and moving like speedy mouse dashing behind the furniture or up in the air like an erratic moth to see what sparks your cat's interest. The most important thing is to make sure your cat is able to catch and 'kill' the toy. If they are teased with it, then they can get frustrated or bored."

This means that 'how lazy your cat is' may well depend on your effort to amuse it! For more ideas on how to spend quality time with your feline, check out this YouTube video by Cats Protection.

"Despite popular belief, cats can actually be trained using positive reinforcement methods like clicker training (more common in dogs but can be applied to lots of different types of animals)," the experts at Cats Protection highlighted. "The main difference is that you have to find a small treat that the cat really wants and training sessions are much shorter – often only a couple of minutes max."

"Like with any training, it's a form of two-way communication and you need to have excellent timing to reward the right behaviour. Cats can easily be taught to use a cat flap, get used to the cat carrier as well as cute stuff like a sit or high five (our CP behaviourists’ cats can do all of these!). For more information on clicking training – check out ‘Clicker training for cats’ by Karen Pryor. Why not teach your cat how to use feeding enrichment? Puzzle feeders are a much more interesting way to feed a cat compared to an ordinary bowl and encourages them to ‘hunt’ for their food and use their clever brains. Try something simple to start with like a cardboard egg box and place some dry biscuits where the food would normally sit, and then show your cat how to use it by 'pawing' out a few biscuits with your fingers. Do this for a couple of minutes and then stand back and let your cat have a go!

For more info, fire up their other video, called How to make your cat's feeding time exciting.

#5

This Is The Only Employee I Would Need Anyway

This Is The Only Employee I Would Need Anyway

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Mihai Mara
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6 months ago

"Oh, you brought in a dog. Grrreat. Today's special: Free Balls Removal"

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#6

Shout Out To Tiddles For Almost 20 Years Of Church Cat Service

Shout Out To Tiddles For Almost 20 Years Of Church Cat Service

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

Awww :'(

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Celia Haddon, the founder of CatExpert.co.uk and author of several best-selling books about cats, said that we can't compare felines to herbivores (animals that eat only plants) when we're assessing their activity levels. "Herbivores have to keep eating for long hours in order to get enough nourishment. If you watch horses grazing, they will graze for hours," Haddon explained to Bored Panda. "Cats are carnivores. They hunt other living creatures (mice, rabbits, etc.) and they have to put out a lot of energy in order to catch their prey. When they have caught enough prey and had enough to eat, they stop and preserve their energy. Usually, they sleep. Our cats follow this pattern, only they don't even have to catch their own food. So they do a lot of sleeping. It's not laziness, it's just the carnivore lifestyle."

The cat expert said if you want to give your kitty more stuff to do, you can take away its food bowl. "Hide food around the house," Haddon proposed. "Make or buy food dispensers so that your cat has to work for its food."

Haddon agreed that you can train your cat but she also added that (as with all animals) you can only train them to behave in a natural way. "For example, you couldn’t train a cat to attack criminals, as it is not natural for a cat to attack strange human beings. However, it is easy to train a cat to do little tricks like sitting on command, rolling on its back, or sitting up and waving its paws. I have trained some of my cats to jump a little jump, to sit on command, to sit up on hind legs and give high fives, and to sit on a mat."

To check out how Haddon works with cats, you head over to her YouTube channel.

#7

Caught The Repair Man Sleeping On The Job

Caught The Repair Man Sleeping On The Job

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

I forgive him. He's too cute.

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#8

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

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

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zeb hodge
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6 months ago

an actual record shop! a beautiful cat! it's a great world we live in.

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Like we pointed out in our earlier piece on working cats, there have been numerous kitties who have held actual jobs! For example, when Empirical Brewery in Chicago noticed that their grain was being eaten by rodents and insects, they decided to get four cats to patrol the 8,000 square foot brewery and look for anything they can catch.

Another notable pest control expert is Felix the Railway Cat. He has been working at Huddersfield Railway Station in the UK for years and even has his own name tag and a neon vest to let everyone know he's not joking around. Although when he's on his break, Felix loves to chat with travelers.

Some experts say that keeping a cat is actually a really cost-effective and humane form of pest control. Firstly, it eliminates the need for harsh chemicals and poisons, which is better for the environment. And as for the humanity of it, the introduction of cats to a vermin-ridden area alone can eliminate pests without any killing — the feline scent and droppings alone are enough to drive out rodents, because rats won’t even reproduce near these predators.

So it sounds like cats still have a place in the workforce!

#9

The Security Guy In Istanbul, Turkey

The Security Guy In Istanbul, Turkey

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Kitty takes his job very seriously.

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#10

Cat As Luxury Background

Cat As Luxury Background

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
6 months ago

Obligatory "photograph me like your french kittens" reference?

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#11

Lawyer Cat

Lawyer Cat

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

I remember this avogatto from Brazil. He had his own badge and uniform.

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#12

Professional Actor! Cactor? No?

Professional Actor! Cactor? No?

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

He even posed for pictures! ^.^

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#13

The Whole Kitten Receptionist Team, Working Hard!

The Whole Kitten Receptionist Team, Working Hard!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Okay, that's it. This is too adorable! I'm done.

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#14

Office Brochures Came In Today

Office Brochures Came In Today

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Friday
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Unofficial document shredding, what could go wrong :)

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#15

Melon Cop

Melon Cop

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
6 months ago

It's got "My precious!" eyes.

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#16

Today Mia Was A Blood Donor For A Tiny Kitten With Flea Anemia! As Payment She Got Wet Food, A Tiny Bit Of Ice Cream, And The Entire Blood Bank Toy Bin

Today Mia Was A Blood Donor For A Tiny Kitten With Flea Anemia! As Payment She Got Wet Food, A Tiny Bit Of Ice Cream, And The Entire Blood Bank Toy Bin

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Bow, I’m a Slytherin
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6 months ago

Good kitty!

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#17

How Are You Feeling Today?

How Are You Feeling Today?

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troufaki13
Community Member
6 months ago

Dr. Kitty Paws!

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#18

Head Of Security. His Name Is Portakal (Orange In Turkish) And He Loves Watching Security Footage

Head Of Security. His Name Is Portakal (Orange In Turkish) And He Loves Watching Security Footage

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
6 months ago

Verrry strict on the 'no dogs allowed' policy.

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#19

Major Chivas - Cat Firefighter From Kyiv, Ukraine. He Has A Rank, A Uniform, And He Sleeps In A Paper Tray Inside The Chief's Office

Major Chivas - Cat Firefighter From Kyiv, Ukraine. He Has A Rank, A Uniform, And He Sleeps In A Paper Tray Inside The Chief's Office

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Major Chivas is the whole kitty package!

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#20

Bookstore Employee In Kaui’i

Bookstore Employee In Kaui’i

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Of course, the cat is the boss.

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#21

Cat Hangs Around A Hospital For A Year, Ends Up Getting Hired As A Security Cat

Cat Hangs Around A Hospital For A Year, Ends Up Getting Hired As A Security Cat

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Zena Marsh
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6 months ago

How lovely. Cheers up the patients I bet.

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#22

Construction Worker Kitty

Construction Worker Kitty

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

I love that he has his own hi vis vest.

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#23

Our New Receptionist Started Today.. I Feel Like She Lied About Her Experience On Her Resume

Our New Receptionist Started Today.. I Feel Like She Lied About Her Experience On Her Resume

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

She's 6 months old with 2 years experience!

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#24

Academe Cat Portraying For, And Proofreading Book

Academe Cat Portraying For, And Proofreading Book

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Zena Marsh
Community Member
6 months ago

And why not?

Vicky Z
Community Member
6 months ago

Let's make it a rule for math textbooks!

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glowworm2
Community Member
6 months ago

This makes a math text book slightly more tolerable.

Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
Community Member
6 months ago

Now instead of thinking "math book solve your own problems" I could think "math book help me solve this kittens problems"

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Ms.M.
Community Member
6 months ago

best Class EVER

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
6 months ago

Wish I'd had a math book like that. The cats would calm my nerves and make it easier to learn.

Brivid
Community Member
6 months ago

That would be the only math book I would enjoy.

Billy von Mierzwiak
Community Member
6 months ago

I am shure, the cat forced him to do so!

Hannah Lande
Community Member
6 months ago

The first cat looks so majestic and proper

lil_gremlin
Community Member
2 weeks ago

yes.

Lynn Morello
Community Member
6 months ago

Absolutely need the Purrfessors point of views.

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
6 months ago

That is a math book I could get behind! Still wouldn't understand it, but could get behind it!

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
6 months ago

keeps their attention

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
6 months ago

Perfect addition to the book!!

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
6 months ago

AWW 😻😻💖💖

Paige Garberding
Community Member
6 months ago

Gotta have SOMEthing in there to keep you awake.

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
6 months ago

I like that math!!

MAKtheknife
Community Member
6 months ago

Makes sense to jme.

Patzpie
Community Member
6 months ago

Might get more women interested in math..........🤣🤣🤣🤣

_Thirteen13_
Community Member
6 months ago

An excellent proofreader.

Caroline Dougherty
Community Member
6 months ago

Finally.....a math teacher with a sense of humor.

Zophra
Community Member
6 months ago

Wouldn't have finding spending so much for textbooks if there were cats.

Paul Budhram
Community Member
6 months ago

purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect

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#25

This Is Lola. She Works At Lowe's

This Is Lola. She Works At Lowe's

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

I suspect that Lola will be the only employee that won't run away from me.

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#26

Steve Loves All The Fresh Mountain Air He Gets With His Trucking Job. Your Freight Is In Good Paws With Him

Steve Loves All The Fresh Mountain Air He Gets With His Trucking Job. Your Freight Is In Good Paws With Him

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Zena Marsh
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6 months ago

Does he take selfies with dogs, too?

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#27

The Kitten My Boyfriend Found While On A Job Now Works At The Flower Shop With My Mom

The Kitten My Boyfriend Found While On A Job Now Works At The Flower Shop With My Mom

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Friday
Community Member
6 months ago

That’ll be $29.99 and one Salmon please

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#28

The Public Relations Officer At My University Campus

The Public Relations Officer At My University Campus

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

"I'm Batman."

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#29

Tailor Cat

Tailor Cat

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Zena Marsh
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6 months ago

"It will be ready next Tuesday"

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#30

George Is A Great Administrator

George Is A Great Administrator

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

Maybe he was trying to say that he still had all his 9 lives! :)

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#31

The Elections Are In Good Hands

The Elections Are In Good Hands

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Marcellus the Third
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6 months ago

YOu sure? Looks a bit corrupt, these fat cats running the election.

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#32

Owner/Shop Manager For 14 Years

Owner/Shop Manager For 14 Years

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tw 72
Community Member
6 months ago

"OK. You guys stay on it. Imma take a nap."

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#33

This Is Narco, The Cat At The Pharmacy I Work At. Instead Of Helping, He Just Rips Up Our Chairs And Sleeps All Day. Somehow, He Still Gets Paid The Most Though

This Is Narco, The Cat At The Pharmacy I Work At. Instead Of Helping, He Just Rips Up Our Chairs And Sleeps All Day. Somehow, He Still Gets Paid The Most Though

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parmadillo
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6 months ago

Because he’s very good at it.

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#34

My Dormitory Guards

My Dormitory Guards

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DARKNIGHT131
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6 months ago

One pet per person

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#35

Cat Helping Owner Sell Jewelry

Cat Helping Owner Sell Jewelry

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Friday
Community Member
6 months ago

My precious on precious floff

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#36

Late Fee Enforcer

Late Fee Enforcer

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tw 72
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6 months ago (edited)

"Your late fee is two chin scritches."

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#37

Local Garden Store Cashier Is Employee Of The Month... Coworkers Blame Nepotism

Local Garden Store Cashier Is Employee Of The Month... Coworkers Blame Nepotism

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

This cashier should be the employee of the month every month.

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#38

Looking To Protect Yourself, Or Deal Some Damage?

Looking To Protect Yourself, Or Deal Some Damage?

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DARKNIGHT131
Community Member
6 months ago

“I know a guy”

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