What do you think? Should parents be able to bring their young babies to work with them?
I wonder how this works when work actually has to be performed? Do you pass your baby off to your co-worker so you can take that important phone call? Or do you pass the important phone call off?
I'll totally confess here - I adore non-relative children for about an hour or two before they start to annoy me. This is why I do not choose to work with children in any capacity.
I think this idea has merit for very small companies in which the expectation is known upfront and agreed upon, or in a pinch, but I don't understand how it could work on a large scale.
Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?
I have co-workers who bring children to work. Two almost daily, one occasionally.
It works. In part because of what has already been mentioned, the job that they do. Also because we are in a very casual work environment.
But like also has been mentioned in previous post it is not ideal.
As someone who is part of the corporate cubicle world, I don't see how this would work in my workplace.
I brought both of my children to work with me as babies (full time).
If someone works in a daycare or childcare facility, sure. I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to take their child to work.
But its not really right to bring your baby to work in a business office every day. Babies need 24/7 care and you can't give them that, and work at the same time. I do think more companies should provide on-site daycare. That would be a better option.