On the About Paul McEntee page of this blog, I told the story about hosting Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, which was four years ago. My son Ryan then described my job as, “Goes and gets coffee and sits at his desk.” I don’t know what my daughter Kira would have said about my job, as she was too young to attend back then, but ever since I took her brothers she has been asking, “Daddy, when do the kids get to go to your work again?” So, of course, we just had to have this event again this year on April 30.
While everyone was arriving, we took a little time to have family portraits taken:
After that it was off to our training center where our CEO Karen Colonias introduced herself to the children and talked to them about careers. Our President Terry Kingsfather told them about what we did at Simpson Strong-Tie and followed that up with a great hands-on demonstration to show how weak connections using only nails could be: