Here's a piece of advice for job searchers: Don't bring your mother to your job interview.
NPR has an article about "helicopter" parents -- so-called because they hover over their children's lives through grade school and college -- invading the workplace.
From the article:
With millennial children now in their 20s, more helicopter parents are showing up in the workplace, sometimes even phoning human resources managers to advocate on their child's behalf.
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Megan Huffnagle, a former human resources manager at a Denver theme park, recalls being shocked several years ago when she received a call from a young job applicant's mother.
"An employee was hired as an IT intern, and the parent called and proceeded to tell me how talented her son was, and how he deserved much more [compensation], and that he could make much more money outside of this position," Huffnagle says.
If you're old enough to hold a job, you are also old enough to send in your own resumes, go to a job interview and argue for a higher salary by yourself. You can complain to your parents after bad days at work (I do this all the time) but they can't help solve your problems in the workplace. You've got to do that yourself.
However, some workplaces are adapting to this trend by holding "Take Your Parents to Work Day." I don't think I'd bring my parents to work -- they'd probably be bored most of the day -- but it might work in other jobs.
What do you think? Would you ever participate in "Take Your Parents to Work Day"?