The Onion and Death Star Day-Care: Friday Fathers, Work and Family Humor

(photo from Kalexanderson’s incredible set of Stormtrooper Father and Son photos, used in accordance with user agreement)

What’s a stormtrooper and father to do?  It must be very hard to balance work and family when working in the Death Star.  In response to this, Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader have, according to The Onion (the greatest humor and satire site in the internet), opened on-site day care.

Read all about it here:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/death-star-to-open-day-care-center,19913/

Some quotes from happy employees:

“As a stormtrooper and father of three, I’m very excited about the new day care center,” Death Star citizen Ralph Sedgwick said. “It’s a safe, nurturing environment, one in which my child will learn.”

Added Gail Lindon: “For years I took my daughter to work because I couldn’t afford a nanny. Do you have any idea how hard it is to operate a tractor beam with a two-year-old pulling at your leg?”

How many of us have access to such family-related benefits at work, and we don’t even work for the darkside!

A win-win situation if you ask me.  Lord Vader did find new ways to motivate his workers!  Now about that pesky rebel alliance…

  • On a blog-related note, it was another great week for the FWF blog, with over 850 page views in its first 12 days.  I am overwhelmed with gratitude for your support in getting the site launched successfully.  Have a great weekend, and may the force be with all of my fellow working dads!   A new post will be uploaded on Monday.

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