ONE engineer ruins Take Your Kid to Work Day for everyone
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@Highlander Said no one ever...
Turbineguy-Nom de Zoom last edited by Turbineguy-Nom de Zoom
Taking "cab forward" too far.
Yep, right to the sidewalk.
Wow. That's a hi-res photo of you and your son!
Also, why does my policy state the insured value is.... candy?
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I've taken mine to work, but they started actively discouraging kids here several years back. I understand the concerns about liability, but I'm sad for the loss of exposure kids get to the coolness of experimental science.
When I was a kid, my father taught chemical engineering at the University of Illinois. They held open-house days when school kids could come into the unit ops lab. As a third grader, a 7-story tall distillation column was impressive. The lab would usually take something like Kool-aid and show the kids how to carbonate it, letting the children drink the resulting soda. I don't even know if that would be allowed these days.
There are many areas of Microsoft where you can bring kids, and my son has been in the Xbox office building often. There is plenty to show off there. My lab just has products in development. They don't want a risk of a leak. This happened to my former boss when he was a new Microsoft employee. He wasn't fired, and he worked at Microsoft for another 14 years before retiring at age 66.
@Skyfire77 In some industries it's currently called "recruiting".
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@Turbineguy-Nom-de-Zoom ruined it for railroads the way Adam LaRoche ruined it for baseball
@Skyfire77 -- Pre-pandemic, it was kind of a big deal where I work, with a formal program organized by the education and outreach people. We had an omicron surge about the time it would normally have been held, so it stayed on hiatus one last time, but I assume it'll be back next year (the surge ended in time for some of their summer programs to meet in-person).
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@facw What was it again? Objects in motion tend to somethingsomethingsomething....?
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@CarsOfFortLangley my "real" employer has an awesome bring your kid to work day, they setup tours and have things for them to do. But its also a really awesome engineering facility with lots of labs, test basins, machine shops, etc.
But not sure I could bring a kid to where I'm currently assigned. I don't think you're allowed to sign the clearance forms in crayon.
My first thought with this pic was:
Only full sends, no half sends
I don't even know if that would be allowed these days.
We make ice cream using liquid nitrogen. I don't think it is particularly good ice cream, but kids who have just used lab stuff to make their own dessert don't get hung up on connoisseurship.
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Also, legit adults just from other departments need a chaperone due to past incidents due to both injury and wrecked equipment.
This is the dichotomy of the bosses humor and an actual warning:
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True story: When I was a kid, my father would occasionally take me to his work (he owned a small factory) on a weekend and I would sometimes operate a heavy press, stamping items out of sheet steel, without the benefit of the safety guards that the paid workers had when operating the same machines.
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@bison78 Just a guess here but your dad didn't really like you, did he?
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Things were different 50+ years ago.
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@Turbineguy-Nom-de-Zoom They went full Ferris Bueller with that one.
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@bison78 I worked in my dad’s print shop starting middle school (late ‘90s). I would cut paper, run folders and help feed the presses. We would stuff my brother underneath our big press to clean out all the dropped sheets on occasion. He suffered the only injury when he got pissed and tried to punch a box of paper. He missed and hit a folder, breaking his hand. We never removed safety guards, though, on account of OSHA.