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2015/04/25 11:29:58瀏覽807|回應7|推薦39
帶小孩上班日

美國有好多稀奇古怪的節日,我兩年前曾有一文《美國怪異離奇的節日/四月為例》特別介紹。上週四(4/23,星期四)是「帶小孩上班日」(Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day),是在每年月的第四個星期四。「帶小孩上班日」的立意宗旨:讓自己的小孩或親戚瞭解何為上班、瞭解公司運作、探索未來職業,及感恩爸媽每日上班之辛勞。立意雖好,但小孩有大有小,極難控管,以致施行困難,難以達到原來的宗旨。

敝公司也曾有慶祝過,由人事部(HR)主辦,鼓勵員工於該日帶小孩來公司,但早已停辦多年了("抗議"聲重,自然就不辦了)。雖說人事部不主辦,其實是放任由各部門主管自行決定,別"出事"(別被抱怨),大夥也都睜一隻眼閉一隻眼!

昨天我們的辦公室來了四女一男(四印度裔、一華裔),我還特地由家裡帶來十多件遊戲(brain teasers),供小孩們消磨時間(kill time)。Joseph義務來 表演魔術及帶活動,我帶他們玩遊戲、解難題及做運動(跳遠、金雞獨立)、陳菁準備剪紙等,小孩們從早玩到下午,每一刻都是開開心心的,皆說:真希望每天都能來上班!

如果上班真的都在玩、都這麼開心,我也真希望每天都能來上班!呵呵。

[次日某家長寫來的感謝信]:嗨,您們好,感謝您倆帶領吾女,與她精彩互動。她告訴我,她好高興哦,並希望今天再來公司。在晚飯桌上,她還在想,魔術師叔叔的硬幣是怎麼消失的!您倆勞苦功高,讓吾女高興了一整天!她已準備就緒,明年還要來,所以您倆也要有心理準備,她將要再來煩您倆,金叔叔和魔術師叔叔,呵呵!


[某家長寫來的感謝信]
Hi Guys: Thank you for your wonderful interaction with my daughter. She told me she was so happy and want to come back today J.  Even in dinner table she was still thinking about how the coin disappeared J.  You guys made her day!  She already geared up for next year… so be prepared that she will follow you guys - Uncle Chin and Uncle Magician J.
 


[取自Wikipedia]
Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational program in the United States and Canada and Australia that revolves around parents taking their children to work for one day.[1] It is the successor to Take Our Daughters To Work Day, which was expanded to include boys in 2003. In the U.S., it occurs on the 4th Thursday in April every year;[2] in the Canadian province of Ontario, it occurs on or around November 7. In Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane Australia it occurs on January 5, just after Christmas Break.
Take Our Daughters To Work Day was created in New York in the summer of 1992 by the Ms. Foundation for Women and its president, Marie C. Wilson, with support from foundation founder Gloria Steinem.[3] The first celebration took place on Thursday, April 22, 1993 and has since been celebrated on the 4th Thursday of April every year in order for the 37 million children, parents, schools in over 3.5 million workplaces across the country, in addition to participants in over 200 countries around the world, to plan ahead for the annual event.[4] The day has generally been scheduled on a day that is a school day for most children in the United States, and schools are provided with literature and encouraged to promote the program. Educators are provided with materials for incorporating career exploration into school curricula on the day before or after the event.
Employees, across the United States and around the world, typically invite their own children or relatives to join them at work, but the program particularly encourages employees to invite children from residential programs or shelters who may not be exposed to many adults in skilled professions today.
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2015/04/28 10:04

帶小孩上班後遺症:

爸爸上班好好喔
都可以上網   得意

金大俠(chin8673) 於 2015-04-28 11:52 回覆:
哈哈,其實幾乎所有公司都可以上網

我目前公司上網有所限制

 啜泣

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感謝信
2015/04/26 15:25
是華人女孩的家長寫的?
金大俠(chin8673) 於 2015-04-28 11:48 回覆:
是的

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那個華人女孩
2015/04/26 12:51
是金大俠的愛女嗎?
金大俠(chin8673) 於 2015-04-28 11:47 回覆:
是同事的女兒,我只有兒子啦!

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帶小孩上班
2015/04/26 12:44

我以前在台灣的時候回覺得沒什麼,所以女兒大約七、八歲的時候,有一天 school holidays 因為沒有安排好 child care,只好厚著臉皮帶女兒去上班。

我的上司人很好,不會說什麼,其實我後來回想起來感覺不太好。(大公司不是小公司,不太好看。)


金大俠(chin8673) 於 2015-04-28 11:50 回覆:
帶小孩去公司,是不太專業•••除非公司允許、或鼓勵。

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2015/04/25 21:18
外國有好多奇怪的節日, 像這個就是, 不太能理解為何需要辦公室開放給小孩來. 不過, 我們辦公室是有媽媽同事帶小孩來, 但都只是一下下而已.也是偷偷, 沒大辣辣的.
金大俠(chin8673) 於 2015-04-25 21:48 回覆:
"外國有好多奇怪的節日"

我兩年前曾有一文

美國怪異離奇的節日 - 四月為例



「帶小孩上班日」的立意宗旨:讓小孩瞭解何為上班、瞭解公司運作,及爸媽上班之辛勞。立意雖好,但小孩有大有小,極難控管,以致施行困難,達不到原來的宗旨。誰理你

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一年一天
2015/04/25 15:04

象徵性的,倒也沒有太大妨礙。如果澳洲是一月5日,通常是比較輕鬆的日子。

美國是四月四日,就是台灣的兒童節了嗎?


金大俠(chin8673) 於 2015-04-25 21:26 回覆:
美國是在四月的第四個星期四啦,呵呵

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Interesting
2015/04/25 14:59

在澳洲沒有聽說過。

如果我是有孩子的 employee ,當然歡迎。如果我是沒有孩子的 employee,我會覺得不公平,擾亂辦公秩序。這像是又付了員工薪水,又提供免費的 child care。

我說的會被人罵嗎?


金大俠(chin8673) 於 2015-04-25 21:30 回覆:
小孩有大有小,極難控制

所以立意雖好,施行困難

達不到原來的宗旨噗~好瞎!