Bring your daughters to work.
April 25, 2002 8:13 AM   Subscribe

Bring your daughters to work. A few daughters are in the office today. I'm going to show them stuff like Blogger, CNet, Loobylu and Habbo Hotel. What would you show them?
posted by o2b (38 comments total)
I don't have a daughter, but if I did, she'd learn a lot about reading Metafilter.
posted by transient at 8:16 AM on April 25, 2002

I think I'm going to avoid Metafilter...

"No zero tolerance for ass hunting priests !!"
posted by o2b at 8:19 AM on April 25, 2002

Try Fark, then =)

(ok, I didn't say that)

Try Banja.
posted by XiBe at 8:21 AM on April 25, 2002

This explains the little girls hanging off the back of the garbage truck this morning.
posted by pracowity at 8:22 AM on April 25, 2002

pracowity. . .you have given me my first real out loud laugh of the day. . .thank you.
posted by Danf at 8:28 AM on April 25, 2002

I could have sworn everyone around here looked younger. And more productive.
posted by adampsyche at 8:36 AM on April 25, 2002

Aside from showing my daughter how to do cool things with the copier, how to make a macrame vest out of paperclips and where all the free food in the company is hidden, i'd sit her down infront of flipflopflyin and himonkey with a snack and keep her out of my hair for the rest of the day.
posted by amphigory at 8:42 AM on April 25, 2002

I'm working at home and my daughter is here. Say "hi" honey.


Isn't she cute?
posted by MaddCutty at 8:52 AM on April 25, 2002

Show them Groovechamber. 100% Daughter-At-Work-Day safe!
posted by macadamiaranch at 8:55 AM on April 25, 2002

I haven't got a daughter, but if I did, I would show her the shredder.

Kids love to shred. Hell, I love to shred !
posted by Frasermoo at 8:56 AM on April 25, 2002

netbabyworld is quite entertaining
posted by dagny at 9:07 AM on April 25, 2002

o2b - If you don't mind my asking, why in the world is CNet on your list? I mean - ad-heavy technews?
posted by Marquis at 9:15 AM on April 25, 2002

<anxiety>I'm working at home today, so where do I bring my daughter?</anxiety>

I tried interesting her in Peanut Butter Jelly Time, but her response: "I want dancing hamsters." Boy, that was NOT a good scene when we found the Dancing Hamsters site has not only gone all commercial and stupid, it's apparently gotten rid of the original animation.
posted by agaffin at 9:30 AM on April 25, 2002

For me, today is "Catch a cold from your Daughter" day.

*Cough Cough* *Sniffle*
posted by jazon at 9:43 AM on April 25, 2002

goat what?
posted by KnitWit at 9:52 AM on April 25, 2002

Usually I take this day off as I am not paid enough to spend a day around other people's children.

I forgot this year though. So today I will be showing all the children the scowl that says "you DON'T want to come over here."
posted by obfusciatrist at 9:59 AM on April 25, 2002

Let them read quality literature at:

Sound the Sirens.
posted by lostbyanecho at 10:02 AM on April 25, 2002

Male or female, if a child can't work out for themselves that they might need a job when they grow up, they'll probably require a bigger hint than this.

I think it's wierd, frankly. Always have.
posted by Grangousier at 10:11 AM on April 25, 2002

You should give them a tour of the extinct dooce archives. God I wish she'd come back for an evil "bring your daughter to work" post.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 10:18 AM on April 25, 2002

"Ok, the red seven goes on the black eight. Uh oh, here comes the boss. Press Alt+Tab. Quick! Ok, now this is Excel. With this I make spreadsheets to forecast the future profability of the company. Ok, he's gone. Press Alt+Tab. Ok, put that King in that empty place..."
posted by billder at 10:20 AM on April 25, 2002

Oh great, bore your colleagues' children to death by showing them the Internet. At least show them kitty.mpg, that 'scary' Chinese Flash animation, or Stile Project.
posted by wackybrit at 10:28 AM on April 25, 2002

I'll show them the other side of my office door...
posted by sbgrove at 10:38 AM on April 25, 2002

What about people who don't have daughters? Can they dress their son up in drag and bring him to work? (Junior you're old enough to put on your own mascara.) Or play dress-up with thier pets and haul them in to the office? (Fluffy, take smaller steps in those heels and you won't fall over so often.)
posted by amphigory at 10:45 AM on April 25, 2002

i second RJ's suggestion, and I might add that Jezebel's Mirror is pretty terrific too.

creative, PG, amateur digital photography
posted by tsarfan at 10:47 AM on April 25, 2002

Since I only have a son, I won't celebrate this sexist holiday. That's OK, I'll retaliate by not hiring women this year.
posted by patrickje at 10:59 AM on April 25, 2002

Today is bring your daughter to work day, or as Aaron Spelling calls it, Thursday.
posted by Settle at 11:07 AM on April 25, 2002

I presented "How to Build Web Pages" sessions to four groups of visiting teenagers and shared my favorite webpages like Dancing Paul. And it's been changed to "Bring Your Child To Work Day" to avoid offending anyone.
posted by treywhit at 11:13 AM on April 25, 2002

I would show my daughter (or my son, btw) some great sites designed and run by women. Like netdiver and breathewords and thorny rabbit and mirror project and future farmers and you grow girl and goldtop and milky elephant and elephant cloud and photomontage and ndroid and ot-to critter corporation and avocado lite and soap box girls. And a few estrogen-powered weblogs, while I was at it. I would show her MetaFilter, but she's seen the blue screen of death over my shoulder almost every day for over 2 years now.

Take Your Sons To Work Day is coming, by the way. At least I think it is. The "official" website is sort of unofficial and doesn't seem to have been updated since last year. There should just be a damn "Take Your Kids to Work Day". *upon preview I see that there is! Thanks treywhit*

o2b, is one of the daughters your own? If not, how did they all end up at your desk? Answer carefully, now ;)
posted by iconomy at 11:26 AM on April 25, 2002

All this makes me think of a James Bond villain bringing his daughter to work:
"Uh, dear, the reason the ladies who work here all wear black leather is, uh..."
"No, honey, that's the self-destruct switch. Please don't touch that!"
"...Now the reason the laser-cannon is pointed at the White House is so that daddy can afford to take you and mommy on vacation to Disney World this summer."
"Remember, sweetie, if one of daddy's henchmen offends you, you have to kill him right away, otherwise it will make your daddy look weak, and we don't want that."
"Dear, please stop hunching Mr Bond's leg like that" (18+ only.)
posted by kablam at 11:29 AM on April 25, 2002

Male or female, if a child can't work out for themselves that they might need a job when they grow up, they'll probably require a bigger hint than this.

I don't have kids, but I think this is a cool idea for both boys and girls - not that kids can't figure out that they'll need a job, but as a kid, it's hard to imagine the world of work, except maybe for firefighters and ballerinas. :)

in the modern world, so much work is essentially invisible, or at least indistinguishable....

then again, from the other comments in this thread, it sounds like most kids are going be learning that work sucks.
posted by epersonae at 11:32 AM on April 25, 2002

I picked up my son from pre-school at lunchtime, ordered a pizza and brought him over to the office. I now have a nice new picture on my wall, of a monkey in a bed of hot lava, eating two bananas. Signed by the artist!

Here's an exercise in communication for you - explain to a 4 year old the concepts of computer programming and health insurance.
posted by groundhog at 11:35 AM on April 25, 2002

I do have a problem with it being only daughters.. although many companies have shifted to having sons and daughters.. I mean, I understand women are underrepresented in many fields, and the idea os to give them goals other than traditional 'female' jobs, but I think if the dad pays any attention to his kids, he'd be more influential in directing career opporutnity than a silly day.

That being said, I once had my wife give me a class lesson plan program she had adapted and developed for school (she's a teacher) for Hershey bars.. and tracking the ingredients, where they came from in the world, mapping them, and how they got into the Hershey Bar. Great geography lesson.

Now I may try and teach them the life of a securites trade in in someplace like Singapore being executed between New York and Frankfurt counterparties, with separate F/X funding in HKD and corresponding borrow and lending with collateral movements through DTC or CREST.

Know why? Because I can. And it's still a good geography lesson.
posted by rich at 11:57 AM on April 25, 2002

I can't wait for Bring Your Son to Lunch day!
posted by Sal Amander at 12:54 PM on April 25, 2002

One word - Goatse.
posted by catatonic at 3:24 PM on April 25, 2002

wow. loobylu is awesome.
posted by babychet at 10:38 PM on April 25, 2002

W   O   R   K
Because it's safer than
taking her to Mass.

posted by quonsar at 6:55 AM on April 26, 2002

...a monkey in a bed of hot lava, eating two bananas.
...explain to a 4 year old the concepts of computer programming and health insurance.
ok, what did he miss?
posted by quonsar at 7:01 AM on April 26, 2002

I knew the kid was smart, but damn! He was drawing my freakin' job description!

quonsar - thanks for your coffee-through-the-nostrils inducing comment!
posted by groundhog at 7:42 AM on April 26, 2002

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