Following my earlier post about “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” I recently heard about another event taking place on November 10, 2017 – “Bring In Your Parents Day.” My initial reaction was utter disbelief. Have we really come to the point where helicopter parents are officially invited to buzz the workplace? I’ve had a number of clients whose employees’ parents have tried to intervene in work issues on behalf of their offspring (typically of the millenial generation). Unless the employee’s health condition required that someone speak for them, I have advised my clients that they can (gently but firmly) insist that the employee’s parent not be involved in the employment relationship. (And, frankly, if the employee is not embarrassed by having their mommy call their boss, they should be!!!)
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