Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Work Appreciation Day

Public school teachers can bring their kids to school and the school doesn't mind.
Government officers can also bring their kids to their office and not a big deal at all.
But for private companies (based on experience), bringing kids at work is a big NO, because kids, as they thought, can make employees out of focus at work and could hinder productivity. This reason could be justifiable, but what if yaya is not available? thus, a common dilemma of working moms and if no other option would resort to taking a day-off since... yeah, right! kids are not allowed at work! 

Every morning, we had those cute bickering with our 3yr-old explaining why mama or papa needs to work and why we can't bring him with us at work.  I don't mind having those small talks and arguments, I find it cute. At times its a struggle, at some times he easily gives in (especially if there's a buy-off like "mama needs to work so we can buy your milk or pay your school tuition or buy your cars! or firetruck! or helicopters!")

Fortunately, one sunny Thursday afternoon of May, my kids were allowed to see me at my workplace. Isn't that amazing? Yes for me and I'm thankful that the organization had this type of activity.

For whole afternoon (my half-day), my kids were able:
- to enter the company premise (accompanied by me);
- gladly received by Jollibee (thru short program at the cafeteria) and see Jollibee dance;
- enjoyed the given food treats;
- visited our different laboratories;
- get to hold and operate a printer;
- had hands-on training;
- played and socialized with my teammates and their kids; at my workplace.
I'm glad we had this activity. I could see the delight in my kiddos faces.
We're making memories right! and I do hope they would still remember this someday.

Oh now I remember getting into my Papa's workplace too! Long ago! Remembering those big machines (he's a plant mechanic) and how proud I am to know that the operation will not resume unless it is fixed / repaired by him. Surely seeing your parents work has a big influence.


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16 comments:

  1. I agree with you when you said that in general, private companies do not welcome kids on their premises. Wow! Kudos to your company that they had allowed kids even just for a day to enjoy and visit their parents' workplace.

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    1. yeah! I'm glad they have this kind of activity

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  2. Wow that is so cool! I love companies who keep families in mind too.

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    1. They live to their word - Work Life Balance :)

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  3. I know those days will come too when my toddler would ask bakit aalis ako at maiiwan sya. Hayy.. I just hope I can bring my kids to work too.. Bawal kasi sa company namin. Hayyy.. =(

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  4. What a nice experience for your kids!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    1. It is! and they really enjoyed the experience :)

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  5. Kinda looks like little on-the-job trainees! Cute :)

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  6. You are right. Ewan ko din bakit nila naisip na bringing kids would hinder productivity. Oh well!

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  7. This is something my son hasn't experienced yet, to go to his Dad's office to see him work. I hope one day he'll get to do the same.

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  8. I think it's great that the kids have a chance to see where their parents work --to give them a better understanding and appreciation of what it is that their parents do. :)

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  9. What a nice experience for you and your kids. Now thye know what you do at work.

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  10. I hope that more companies here in the Philippines will have activities like that!

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  11. aw thats nice, i dont have a 9-5, but i can imagine what a nice break from the monotony this might be :)

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