I'm a stay at home mom now but I was a receptionist for many years. I didn't have a doll back then but I don't think I would have been distracted from work if had brought one. It really varies from person to person. Not only what type of job you have but what type of person you are. If you think you would want to play with them then don't bring them to work. For me I would have just liked to look at her. No more distracting than pictures of my family I had next to the computer.