Do you have children? If you do then at one stage or another they are likely to ask you what you do at work.
You can explain what you do (although if you’re an accountant and start explaining bank reconciliations to your 5 year old you’re unlikely to get too much of a response).
What is becoming more popular though is taking your child with you to work. I don’t mean taking them to work every day and making them sit under your desk but rather taking your child to work to see what you do and to meet some of your colleagues.
In America they even have an annual “Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”. It’s now in its 20th year and last year 37 millions youths and adults took part.
There are lots of benefits of taking your child to the office. For example,
getting them to annoy your colleagues that you don’t like enhancing family ties and showing them the benefits of education.
There can also be disadvantages though.
Step forward the young daughter of Moroccan Newsreader Lena Alwash to highlight one disadvantage.
Lena took her daughter to work and the result is shown in the video below.
My guess is that Lena gave her Smartphone to her daughter to keep her amused whilst Lena was reading the news live on national TV.
You can’t blame the daughter though as if your mum’s phone starts ringing what else do you do apart from take it to her.
The fact that your mum is reading the news live on TV is only a minor problem.
Congratulations to the daughter for her initiative of taking the phone to her mum and congratulations to her mum for the professionalism of dealing with the interruption (only a small raised eyebrow rather than the scream that a lot of people would have made).