Just because it's national "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" day doesn't
mean you're obligated to bring them.
Momlogic's Andrea: It's that time again. That day when we're supposed to drag our kids to our offices for national "Take Our Kids to Work" day (not to be confused with national Take Your Dog to Work Day). Before you get swept up in the spirit of this annual tradition, here are 5 reasons to keep
kids out of the workplace.
1) Your child likes to imitate things he hears at home
2) Your job is like watching paint dry (or if your job IS watching paint dry)
Let's face it, most of our jobs are kind of dull. It's hard to make "Mommy stares at a screen and types on a keyboard for eight solid hours until her brain goes numb" sound exciting. Do yourself a favor: shield your children from the monotony and shattered dreams that is modern life until they're a little closer to joining the workforce.
3) Your coworkers openly hate children
Cubicles decorated with zero population growth slogans are a hint. So are the use of words like "breeder" and "crotch fruit."
4) You're a heart surgeon
The last thing you need is your inquisitive child poking a finger into a patient's aorta, asking, "What's THAT, Mommy?" during open-heart surgery.
Ageism runs rampant in the corporate world and headhunters are looking for younger and younger job candidates. Tell your kid to dumb it down in front of coworkers or you might be out of a job.
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