Posted by admin | Posted in National Honesty Day | Posted on 30-04-2012-05-2008
Jackson County employees brought their sons and daughters along with them to work for National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
The day aims to give children a glimpse of what a normal workday is like for their parents or mentors. it also stresses the importance of an education for a rewarding career.
For some students, the day gave them insight to what a day in their future career could look like. Alex Ramos, a 17-year-old exchange student from Mexico, followed his guardian, Betty Blighton, who is in charge of accounts payable with the Jackson County School District. Ramos wants to be an accountant when he grows up and was able to watch Blighton look over vendor contracts. He was surprised at the utility bill at his school, Marianna High School.
Nakeya (Nicky) Lovett, the assistant chief at Marianna fire and Rescue, brought his 10-year-old grandson, Kamrine Saffold, to work. Saffold wants to be a firefighter as well, but Lovett had some additional lessons to teach him besides firefighting.
“I hope that he learns hard work, honesty, integrity and to treat people fairly,” Lovett said.
For other students, they maked some jobs off of their future career list. Jenna Sneads, the daughter of school district finance director, Kathy Sneads, decided accounting was not for her. The lessons Kathy had for her, like office efficacy, can be applied to any work setting, however.
“no matter what position you’re in you have to do grunt work,” Kathy said.
Chephus Granberry, the secretary of student services, had his daughter Cydney Granberry and niece Danielle Baker, filing forms, shredding papers, and cleaning up around the office. He planned to bring them to the warehouse to help straighten up.
“when they leave, they’re going to know that when daddy comes home and is tired, he has a reason to be,” Chephus said with a laugh.