Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

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Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:25 pm

Parents/SO are interested in seeing what my office looks like, is it a faux pas to bring them to my office to show them around?

ETA: spelling

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Re: Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby Lacepiece23 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:41 pm

I did over my summer. It was my girlfriend and we were having lunch in the cafeteria.

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Re: Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby chem » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:45 pm

Brought my wife.

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Re: Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:31 pm

No, it's fine. Just don't be the guy who has lunch with his mother in the cafeteria once a week.

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Re: Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby kalvano » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:37 pm

Significant other is fine. Parents, no. That's just weird.

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Re: Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:34 am

IMO pretty weird for anyone unless there's a good pretext.

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Re: Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:39 am

Why not? Do it on Saturday or Sunday afternoon when not many people are around.

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Re: Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:15 pm

I totally did this, but not during office hours, preferably on the weekend when heading to a ball game before / after. I made it and wanted to show it.

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Re: Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby mmelittlechicken » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:22 pm

kalvano wrote:Significant other is fine. Parents, no. That's just weird.

It's not that weird. Parents are proud and want to see their kid's accomplishments. Just do it on the weekend.

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Re: Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby JenDarby » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:46 pm

One person I work with dropped by with her mom, husband, and her baby while on maternity leave so people could meet her baby and it was not weird.

I think if there is ANY pretext then it is not weird, even if that pretext is as simple as "my moms in town and we were in the neighborhood."

That being said, it's a big pain in the ass to get people into my building. I would have to have out main receptionist put them on the visitors list and then have them check in with security and get a temp pass. This makes a weekend or after business hours drop in not possible unless it were preplanned.

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Re: Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby kalvano » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:37 pm

mmelittlechicken wrote:
kalvano wrote:Significant other is fine. Parents, no. That's just weird.

It's not that weird. Parents are proud and want to see their kid's accomplishments. Just do it on the weekend.


I meant during the normal work day. Yeah, weekend isn't really that weird (if you're K-JD).

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Re: Bringing parents/SO to see your office?

Postby lapolicia » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:51 pm

kalvano wrote:
mmelittlechicken wrote:
kalvano wrote:Significant other is fine. Parents, no. That's just weird.

It's not that weird. Parents are proud and want to see their kid's accomplishments. Just do it on the weekend.


I meant during the normal work day. Yeah, weekend isn't really that weird (if you're K-JD).


Even if you're not a K-JD, it's really not weird as long as it's not during the regular workday.




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