Apr 25, 2024

What They Said: POWER Kids Explain What Their Parents Do for Work in Honor of National Bring Your Child to Work Day

Culture What They Said: POWER Kids Explain What Their Parents Do for Work in Honor of National Bring Your Child to Work Day

Part of what makes POWER a great place to work is our conscious effort to create a more supportive workplace for our parent community like providing generous parental leave, adoption & surrogacy benefits, and our newest offering — subsidized child care.

And at many events throughout the year, from team outings to our annual end-of-year retreat in Mexico, POWER employees have the opportunity to invite a significant other, child, or family member to celebrate their professional milestones and share these unique experiences with the ones closest to them. Let’s not forget the unofficial invites  (or uh, surprise appearances) during Zoom calls.

So for National Bring Your Child to Work Day, we wanted to give POWER kids the mic to share their take on what exactly their parents do at work every day. 

When London Tilghman — a Remodeling Consultant Mentor in Atlanta — asked her nine-year-old son what mom does for work, his response was pretty spot on:

“My mom fixes windows and makes friends.”

Nick Falcone, Director of Talent Acquisition asked his three-year-old what daddy does every day when he goes to work, and the response is so accurate, that we think this little guy should be POWER’s newest hire:

“Daddy gets to the office and starts his computer and types some emails and runs our businesses and talks to some Vince.” 

When Clayton Still  — Vice President of Military Affairs — sat down with his daughters (ages 7 and 9) to get their take on dad’s job, it felt reminiscent of a Comedy Central roast:

“He goes on his laptop, he calls his friends, and then he has some work to do that’s really important, but I think he’s just texting his friends or playing on his phone.”

“He plays on his phone.”

The seven-year-old daughter of POWER Confirmation Agent, Kaitlyn Jennings, wasn’t quite sure what her mom does, but we’d say her guess was close to perfect:

“You call people and you ask them if someone wants to go over their house and check their windows, roof, and like their house? Is that what your job is?”

Matt Kirk is the Senior Manager of Video Productions in POWER’s Brand department and father of two. His seven-year-old son explains what POWER and dad do for work — we have no notes. A solid 10 answer. 

“POWER helps people, they make videos, and they just work. When you’re at work, you unpack all of your stuff, you grab your computer and go to the room on the top floor and then you start working on the computer and you film a video and then put it all together on a magic computer and then after that you probably have lunch and then you come back and continue with the video and then you’re done.” 

Christine Holman is a Remodeling Consultant Mentor in our Nashville office and mother to a 13-year-old daughter. Her explanation of what her mom does every day at work was pretty “cutesy”:

“My mom’s job is basically selling things to make a house look cutesy and then she gets money.”

Paula Beckert is a Culture Interviewer for POWER who asked her tribe of three (ages 5, 8 and 9) to explain what mom’s job is and what she does all day. The responses will have you laughing and maybe even shed a tear — not that we did or anything. 

“I think mom is a detective. You ask people questions and make them happy.”

“I think mom is a judge. You make funny videos and talk to your friends all day.”

“I think mom is a president. You laugh a lot and tell jokes.” 

David Lopez is a Regional Manager of Military Affairs and father of four boys. Yep, David’s wife is in fact a saint. Check out what his troops (ages 7, 10, and 12) said below:

“Dad sells windows, answers calls, and basically tries to get people to work here.”

“Dad calls people and has Zoom meetings.”

“Dad has a bunch of calls and does papers.”

David, would your boys like a job at POWER?

The daughter of our Senior Vice President of Brand, Kerry McGovern, explains what her marketing maven mother does professionally:

“You tell your job to people, and make videos. You make art and stuff and TV shots.”

Not bad for a six-year-old.

The seven-year-old daughter of Remodeling Consultant Mariah Fink, might have devliered the best answer. We promise there was no bribery involved:

“You sell roofs, gutters, windows, doors, and solar panels. When you go on appointments you ask people questions like you’re doing right now. I also just want to say that I love POWER and I think they might be the best company.”

If you ask us, we may have found the next generation of POWER employees. 

Interested to be a part of this supportive community that welcomes families and loved ones into the mix? If so, you can explore open opportunities on our careers page

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