Presumably, if you are a young adult getting ready to apply for a full-time job, you can do things like email a resume and speak to adults. But a new report finds that lots of young people have helicopter parents straight through from the playground to middle school to job-seeking — parents who call their kids’ employers or would-be employers, and even show up for their kids’ interviews.
I would find this so mortifying and unacceptable that it’s difficult to even imagine my mother even imagining doing it. Probably because she never would. I don’t know who these people are, but I can’t help having a very strong adverse reaction to them.
Anyway, how about you? Do you think this is a big deal? Or not really?
P.S. — I’m using the term “mother” here for ease of language. Please feel free to substitute “father” in if it’s more applicable to you.