A couple of years ago Amazon hosted a “Take Your Parents to Work” day here at HQ in Seattle. They expected no more than a few hundred participants. Instead, 5000 parents and grandparents showed up, including people who traveled all the way from India to see where their son or daughter worked. I went to the first one, and I must say I loved it. I got to meet Sara’s team, see her work space, and in general poke around areas of Amazon usually closed to non-employees. I got a free banana at the banana stand that Amazon operates in the middle of its urban campus, not just for this event but all the time. Actually, anyone can walk up and request a banana. I got a goodie bag of Amazon branded things to take home. And Amazon generated a ton of good will.
Last year Sara was out of town, and so I missed the event. But it’s on again for this year, and Sara expects to be here. We’ re already signed up. 🙂