A few weeks ago, my daughter proudly brought me here permission form to participate in the city-wide grade 9 program, Take Your Kid to Work Day. If you are not familiar with this program, it’s exactly how it sounds. A day that you bring your child to work with you. They spend the entire day shadowing you, working and learning about your career/job. For my daughter, this was the day that she would learn how unglamorized I spend my work days.
November 2, 2016. It was going to be a fantastic day. It was 7:35 am and my darling daughter was still asleep all snug in her bed. I promptly woke her up and sternly told her to move her booty or we’d soon be late.
We skipped breakfast to make up for lost time as we jolted to the bus stop. I work downtown and parking is nearly impossible and crazy expensive – almost $17 a day. That works out to be approx. $340 per month, when the city public transit pass costs less than $115. A side from a few delays and the occasional drifting BO, it’s really not that bad.
A little recap of my employment, my role and my responsibilities. I work in a law office that houses 8 lawyers with various backgrounds and experience. Primarily, I work closely with two lawyers on our firm’s real estate practice. Basically, there is a lot of data entry and a lot of paper-pushing.
With that being said, I had prepared several tasks that she could easily complete on her own. She completed our firm’s banking at the nearby bank, answered telephone calls, opened and prepared new files and updated the electronic database of closed files.
I know, these tasks sound hideous and so boring, but they are essential for day-to-day management. My daughter handled these duties like a champ and was a tremendous help. I am so glad that I was able to spend this day with my daughter and that she was able to see how hard I work every day to help provide for our family.
Here are a few photo memories of my daughter hard at work.