Bring Your Child to Work Day was a rousing success today at FordDirect, with more than 100 kids visiting our office for a taste of life at FordDirect – not to mention the classic Bring Your Child lunch menu featuring kid-friendly chicken tenders and mac and cheese.
Children listened to representatives from each FordDirect department explain their roles, answering the age-old question of what their parents really do at work. The children split into tour groups to visit each of our four floors, worked on a scavenger hunt, and decorated cards for children in need. Later, children joined their parents at their desks to help with a day’s work.
One of the children, fourth grader Vivian Flowers from Conant Elementary in Bloomfield Hills, wrote about her experience for today’s newsletter. Vivian is the niece of Jennifer Flowers-Kolf.
“At FordDirect I had fun and learned a lot. I learned that they help sell cars and help consumers pick their car that they’re going to get. They also create tools to help sell. There’s even a whole closet with snacks for free! At school, we don’t get do to that. I wish that school was like that.
“There’s also lots of nice people. There was even a tour where you get to go all around the building and learn cool stuff. I can tell that a lot of adults have fun and make friends. At school you can’t bring pictures and get your own computer. We’re just sitting in the classroom listening to the teacher. We should get paid for that!
“I even got my own name tag. When I went around the building there was lots and lots of toys and stuff to play with. It’s way better than school when you get to type on a computer. So if you’re finding a job, you should go here.”
Great work, Vivian!
Here are several pictures from a fun day at FordDirect.