Okay, now as crazy as that sounds, read the linked article and you’ll see that the two examples given are downright inspiring. Having the employer get in touch with Mom and Dad as a means of providing employee recognition sounds like a wonderful idea. But I can’t help but wonder…if your employer decides it’s appropriate to communicate with your parents about how terrific you are, isn’t there a risk that they might also decide to enlist a little parental support when a problem arrives?
I mean, imagine being called down to the boss’s office and there are Mom and Dad, already sitting there, with concerned looks on their faces.
With that unpleasant scenario in mind, let’s do one of our Friday Surveys to see how we feel about employers communicating with employee’s parents.