Bring Your Parents to Work Day Is Officially a Thing
LinkedIn started the fake holiday three years ago, According to Bloomberg, when a few of the company's employees realized none of their parents knew how they spent their workdays, and found out via research that one in three parents don't understand their kids' jobs at all.
During Bring In Your Parents Day, parents have the opportunity to change that, and learn about what their kids are doing at their jobs. It's still a fairly new concept, but over 70 businesses have participated this year so far. At LinkedIn, for example, parents are given breakfast, a welcome by Chief Executive Jeff Weiner and a panel where employees talk about their jobs, for starters. Then, they head to lunch later in the day and get an office tour.
"It's a moment of gratitude," Catherine Fisher, a career expert at LinkedIn, told Bloomberg. "The sense of pride that you see in parents' faces when they get to meet their child's boss and have a super understanding of what they do day to day."
That's really what 'Bring Your Parents to Work Day' is all about – showing your parents that all of their hard work paid off and giving them a glimpse at the work you do every day...so they can go brag to their friends (even more) and stare at amazement at the things you're able to do on your computer.