Parenting in 2013: Going on Your Kid's Job Interview, Killing Bedtime Stories - Alexander Abad-Santos - The Atlantic Wire: Today's parents aren't like the men and women who raised them. Case in point: a disturbing survey out today says that there are parents who are now accompanying their adult children on job interviews. Another poll, equally frightening, provides proof that parents have begun to abandon the cherished bedtime story.
"A 2012 survey of more than 500 college graduates by Adecco, a human-resources organization, found that 8% of them had a parent accompany them to a job interview, and 3% had the parent sit in on the interview," reads the key line from a highly distrubing Wall Street Journal trend piece today.
So that's 15 kids out of 500, three out of every one hundred adults (who are generally old enough to be considered legal adults) if extrapolated, that thought it okay to have a parent sit in on an interview. And those parents (generally grown-up adults) thought that accompanying their adult children to their big-boy and big-girl job interviews was okay too.