Basin Electric took part in the national annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 24 by inviting employees to bring their children to work with them for the day.
This year’s theme was “Plant a seed – grow a future.” Employees were advised to go about their day as normal so their children could get an accurate picture of their work day. A lunch was provided in the boardroom along with a presentation explaining the various jobs at Basin Electric. The group also toured the Marketing & Trading area.
Glynda Janz, senior administrative assistant, coordinated this year’s event. “We support the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day because Basin is about families. The hope is that the kids can spend quality time with their parents learning about what they do at work and make the connections between what they are taught in school and their future aspirations,” Janz says. “It’s exciting for us as a company to show the kids that work is important but so is family and having some fun.”
Nine-year-old Callie Bosch’s parents both work for Basin Electric. Callie went to work with her mom, Sonja Bosch, Basin Electric contract administrator, and was able to connect with her dad, Russ Bosch, instrument/controls supervisor at Leland Olds Station. “I got to call my dad on this headset thing and tell him about my day,” Callie says.For ten-year-old Kacie Hoffman, daughter of Jolene Hoffman, Basin Electric quality assurance coordinator, going to work with her mom for the day was more than just a day off of school. “I wanted to learn more about what she does. First my mom introduced me to some people and then we went in her office and she told me the schedule and stuff,” Kacie says. “I think my mom’s job is really cool.”
Nine-year-old Grace Miller, daughter of Darla Miller, Basin Electric senior accounting analyst, was excited to attend a meeting with her mom. “I even saw one of my friends’ dad in the meeting and I got to meet a lot of new people. I also learned how electricity gets from place to place,” Grace says.