Sunday, May 7, 2017

"Take Your Children to Work" Day

My husband works at Industrial Scientific, the leading provider of gas detection service and portable gas detectors.  I love that they are  family -oriented and that they value each   employee and their families.  Every year, they host  a "Take Your Children to Work" day to commemorate the Workers Memorial Day.
 
Workers Memorial Day is celebrated to  remember those workers who  have suffered and died on the job.  Industrial Scientific  aims to  educate  the children  of what the company stands for and  the importance of the services and products that they provide to people and companies.  This event also gives the children a glimpse of what their parents do on a day to day basis.
My husband  showed the kids all the different kinds of gas detectors.
The company building is humongous.  They used to have different offices but  now they have a new building built where they can all work together as a whole.
Before we went to the orientation area, my husband  took us to the  place where he works and we met some of his co-workers.
The registration was on the top of the building.  Every child was given a gift pack, snacks, and  materials that they need  during the sessions.  Before the activities   starts, the CEO   did a speech and ask questions  where the children  are encourage to participate.  It was nice.
Our children was not interested in attending last year but this year, they were definitely on board.
The set-up in the lobby reminds me of Google Complex, it's very modern.
Just by sitting in the lobby, you will learn what the company is all about  because they have a huge TV and it  displays   all about the  mission, vision, and services of Industrial Scientific.
Parents were  not allowed to be with the children so my husband gave me a tour inside the building.  It also gave me  a chance to take photos where it is allowed.
I was trying to  sneak and see what the children were up to.  I can't help but take some  photos where they at.
Every child was given a clip board and  the people in charge   posted   clues  or  situation on the wall and  they have to evaluate whether the situation is safe or not.
I am glad that  both of our children were  participating, they learned new things and they also have the chance to  be with other children.
After all the activities, the answers of every child  was tabulated by a group of IT's and their scores are displayed on the white board  on the lobby.  The highest score is 42 and both  of them got it.
It was a  special day  not just for  our children but for all of us.  The kids said that they will definitely  attend again  next year if given a chance.  I am grateful for  the  company for hosting this event.

18 comments:

  1. I love the idea of take your children to work day, how awesome to get to see what your parents get up to on a day to day basis.

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  2. I always thought this was such a cool idea. My husband doesn't have an offical day to bring the kids to work, but was planning on taking our boys one day over summer vacation.

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  3. I think it is wonderful the employers allow a kids day at work with their parents when possible. The children get to understand just what you do all day long.

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  4. Oh cool, this would be so fun to check out for kids. My husband works in the military and wasn't allowed to take the kids to his job since he's a training instructor.

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  5. When I was the secretary at my church, I always took my son to work! I've not been working outside the home lately, so I guess every day being spent with my son negates needing to take him to work :)

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  6. My coworker was talking about how this day used to be take your daughter to work. I'm glad to see how it is updated to children instead of only being one gender.

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  7. I love the concept of taking children to work for a day. I think children should understand what work is, why parents do it and what it's like.

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  8. Bring my daughter to work with me are some of my favorite memories of when she was young. We had such a great time.

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  9. It sounds like a great event for everyone. Kudos to Industrial Scientific for having this event for the families who work there. It is a wonderful thing they are doing and teaching the children. Thanks for sharing this awesome event.

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  10. Giving kids exposure to work will make them appreciate hard work and perseverance which I think are basic values and skills in life. Kids seems having fun in there.

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  11. This is a great experience for the children. It’s a way for them to appreciate hard work.

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  12. I always loved going with my parents to Take Your Children to Work Day! Not only was it a break from school, but it was interesting to see the day to day of what they did.

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  13. My hubs was a cop. Most days on take your kid to work day, my son stayed home. One year they went together and stayed in the office for four hours, boring, but it was the only year he could go watch dad boss people around.

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  14. Oh, good to know that your company are into work-life balance. Family day is a nice initiative to let their employees bond with each other including their families.

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  15. How great for your kids to learn a little bit more about where their dad works. It is nice that your company is invested in their employee's families.

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  16. My husband takes my son to work once a year. It's a great way to bond and to teach kids about our workplace.

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  17. Thats a really great way to make children see what work is like and motivate them. More companies should do this.

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