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Leave Your Sprog At Home Day: Its Time Has Come

Old 03-12-08, 12:43 PM
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Leave Your Sprog At Home Day: Its Time Has Come

I got the first email today from HR about Bring Your Child To Work Day, which is approaching in a nauseatingly short time.

I would rather they skipped it. At my last job, a coworker brought her baby to work from the time she came back from maternity leave at 8 weeks until he was over a year old. It was ridiculous.

So I decided to put 'er to a vote, as Ulysses Everett McGill would say.

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Old 03-12-08, 12:58 PM
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Man, talk about being bitter....Geez...


It's just bring your child to work day. Most kids are curious about what they mother and / or father do all day when they're away.
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I support bring your hot (legal) teenage daughter to work day. I guess that's a 'Maybe.'
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I don't have kids, but I am for it, only if I can slack off and accomplish nothing* like the host parents.



*NOTE: Slack off and do nothing in a greater extent than what I do on a normal day.
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Originally Posted by matta
Man, talk about being bitter....Geez...
Man, talk about being presumptuous.
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I'm votin' for your's truly.
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Old 03-12-08, 02:22 PM
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I think it is a good idea for the kids to see what their parents do at work. Maybe a lower age limit would be in order, tough.

A selected day, when people can expect to have to cope with the presence of children, and not really get that much done, seems a good way to do it.
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Old 03-12-08, 02:32 PM
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It would be a bad idea in some workplaces.

"This is where the chickens get beheaded." Splort. "Isn't that neat?"
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Old 03-12-08, 02:56 PM
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It would be a bad idea in some workplaces.

"This is where the chickens get beheaded." Splort. "Isn't that neat?"
What if Mommy was a porn star? "See honey, this is how you suck a dick."
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Old 03-12-08, 03:00 PM
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I think it is a good idea for the kids to see what their parents do at work.
oh hell no, I don't want them to realize that my job is as easy for me as it is.

It takes away my best line "I work like a beat dog everyday to be able to provide you xyz..."
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My kids don't need to hear me cuss that much. I can filter myself at home.

Besides, I wouldn't trust some of the dirty bastards here around my daughter.
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I'm votin' for your's truly.
Well, okay, I'm with you fellas.

You guys are making me laugh so hard I'm about to have an accident. Business as usual.
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I suppose it could be of use to kids, but on the whole I suspect largely it is a big annoyance to all involved.
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I think < 1% of the people here actually bring their kid in on that day. So no skin off my nose.
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My kids don't need to hear me cuss that much. I can filter myself at home.

Besides, I wouldn't trust some of the dirty bastards here around my daughter.
You work with Bando?
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Ok, so when I was working in the paint shed, I would not have wanted to bring my kid to work. Well, maybe if they made a bunny suit and gas mask her size...
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
I got the first email today from HR about Bring Your Child To Work Day, which is approaching in a nauseatingly short time.
I’ll bet you wouldn’t be complaining if it was still “Take Our Daughters to Work Day”.

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I support take your kid to work day. I don't think it's relevant for an 8 month old. My company does it for kids 3rd grade or 6th grade and up, (somewhere around there) and some kids have expressed serious interest in what they saw.
It's a program where for half the day they learn about our company and have a tour of our buildings which contain a wide variety of things to learn about and many different career paths, then a couple hours in the afternoon where they can actually be with their parent to observe their actual work.
If it's "Bring your Kid to Work" and the kid just hangs around in the office all day, that's pretty worthless.
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I don't see a problem with it, as long as the child is old enough to understand the concept of work, it's not disrupting an entire office, and it's not an unsafe environment.

When I have kids, I don't see what the point of them coming to an office were I sit around in a cubicle all day.
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I hate children, so why would I ever want to be around them?
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I've never known of a place that actually participated in this, actually. Not a bad idea, in theory, if the conditions are right.
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Old 03-12-08, 07:35 PM
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I've never known of a place that actually participated in this, actually. Not a bad idea, in theory, if the conditions are right.
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Hey, honey! Watch how Daddy performs a felony stop!

"If you see that Daddy is getting in trouble, I've got this little drop gun under the seat..."
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Old 03-13-08, 09:35 AM
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Some people in my office who hate kids almost as much as the OP just take that day off. Seems like a no-brainer.
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