Mother... ... Coworker  

secret_lade 45F
3372 posts
3/12/2020 3:29 pm
Mother... ... Coworker


So surreal....

The company I work for employs a lot of different people with a wide range of skill sets, as of today, my middle is now officially my coworker.

How many times does a parent get the opportunity to hire and onboard their ??

The weirdest part will be having him call me by name at work..... It just sounds so foreign to me. Seeing as he is still in high school, I doubt we will be working together often right now, but that time will come at some point.

I was explaining the dress code to him and telling him where to report on his next shift and who to ask for when my Evil Twin walked up.

"Wait... What????" She was shaking her head a little in disbelief.

"This is our newest employee." I smiled and patted him on the shoulder.

"Oooohhhhh man!!! You are SO going to have to be PERFECT all the time!!!" We all laughed because it is totally true. "You're mom is going to hear EVERYTHING about everything you do!! Does anybody else know about this??"

I had first asked the boss duo if it would be an issue for him to apply, and they said they welcomed it. I then passed along his application to one of the leadership staff and let them do the interviewing.

The last thing I wanted was for someone to feel like preferential treatment had happened.

"You WAIT until everyone realizes you're working here." She was chuckling as she walked away.

I'm certain by tonight, everyone will know. My Work BFF even made sure he took the time to introduce himself and give him a high 5. Thankfully my Work BFF is working on Sunday, which is my 's first work day. It'll be good for him to see a face he recognizes.

secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/13/2020 2:39 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Good luck to him.
    Well done... 💕❗🌹
He's going to have a tough row to hoe... LOL The fact that everyone knows me can be good, but also a pain. Not only can I keep tabs on him but I will hear about everything.


secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/13/2020 2:36 am

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    My son worked with me at my business years ago. I fired him. He has no work ethics, even now, some 20 yrs later.
This son is my most reliable son. When I'm 90 and need someone to pick out my nursing, he is the one I want doing it. He had actually worked the last 3 summers with my close family friend who had recently passed.... And would have worked for him this summer as well.

I'm sorry to hear about your son.


secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/13/2020 2:29 am

    Quoting jajo696:
    That is a great story. Such opportunities to be had...him seeing you in a diff light is one. Kudos to you both ~~
It will be a different light... He never really sees what I'm like as a professional woman, he has only ever known me as mom. It can be kind of enlightening to see someone in a different light.


secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/13/2020 2:24 am

    Quoting h4rry66:
    That's a great way to prepare them for the big would out there. I think more companies should do the same. X
This is his first real job and he's very excited, really taking it seriously. He had worked the past 3 summers for the family friend who just passed.... That was a little different as that was a friend who was a grandfather figure to him.


h4rry66 53M
1943 posts
3/12/2020 10:35 pm

That's a great way to prepare them for the big would out there. I think more companies should do the same. X


jajo696 65F
1680 posts
3/12/2020 8:38 pm

That is a great story. Such opportunities to be had...him seeing you in a diff light is one. Kudos to you both ~~


mc_justmc 59M  
5576 posts
3/12/2020 7:53 pm

My son worked with me at my business years ago. I fired him. He has no work ethics, even now, some 20 yrs later.


Paulxx001 63M  
15344 posts
3/12/2020 6:18 pm

Good luck to him.
Well done... 💕❗🌹

... is there another way to look at it.
Coincidence... or destiny The Bench


easy_going2014 53M
12404 posts
3/12/2020 6:05 pm

that's a great story

thanks for sharing

made me think of this one

hmm

Woody Guthrie - "All Work Together"

My mommy told me an' the teacher told me, too,
There's all kinds of work that I can do:
Dry my dishes, sweep my floor,
But if we all work together it won't take very long.

We all work together with a wiggle and a giggle,
We all work together with a giggle and a grin.

My sister told me,
Brother told me, too,
Lots an' lotsa work
That I can do.
I can bring her candy.
Bring him gum.
But if we all work together
Hadn't oughtta take long

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