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Monday, April 24, 2006

Take Your Kids to Work, a farce?

Is Take Your Kids to Work Day a farce? On Thursday, employees across the country will let their kids miss school to come to their workplaces. The truth is, most kids won't get an accurate picture of what their parents' workday entails. Most business put on special program where kids color, draw pictures, go on tours and listen to speakers. Most employees who work low wage jobs -- garbage collectors, waitresses, cashiers -- are forbidden to bring their kids to work for safety reasons or because they will interfere. There's nothing wrong with instilling work ethic at a young age and if bringing kids into a work environment helps, I'm all for it. But perhaps some kids would benefit from a dose of reality, seeing up close what their parents' work day REALLY is like.


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