Babies at work?
Tonight at 10pm, I'd love for you to watch a story I've been working on about a Nampa business - Merrick & Rowley Accounting - that ALLOWS employees to bring their kids to work with them. I'm serious. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers even school aged kids are welcome.
They also provide a "Kids Room" with a daycare provider. If you have an important meeting or issue to take care of, you can drop kids off in that room at your convenience. Parents pay a dollar a day for daycare at the office. It's a perfect situation for parents who can't afford to stay home.
If it sounds too good to be true, it's not. This is the real deal. I spent a few hours there last week, and it's amazing how they balance work and family.
It brings up a good debate though...
When I told my husband about it, he said "How do they get any work done there?" It's a good question. So, of course I asked it. The women who own the firm say their employees actually work harder - and get more done because they are so much happier with their kids with them. It's an interesting concept, and one that few companies embrace. I found it refreshing...
Tune in tonight at 10pm!
Tell me, what do YOU think about kids at work?
*Would you want to bring your baby to work with you?
*Could you get your work done and have your child in your office?
*Would you be annoyed if your co-workers had kids with them?
*Would you be more loyal to your employer, and more productive?