So I'm not going to comment on most of the substance, such as it is, of the article. But there was something in it that I can't resist.
"It was Merrill Lynch. Now it's sell, sell, sell." The company holds a parents' day for interns' families to tour the trading floor. But it's involving parents in recruiting that's been a real shift. Subha Barry, global head of diversity, recalls running into a colleague having lunch with a potential summer recruit and someone she didn't know. It turned out to be the boy's mother.First of all, unless he's exceptionally unusual, a student in college is not a boy. It would never have occurred to me to bring my mother to such an appointment in college. Heck, it wouldn't have occurred to me to bring my mother to such an appointment in high school. I find it shocking and dismaying because of the infantilism and the lack of professionalism that it bespeaks; and if Nadira Hira is right that such behavior is more and more common among today's twentysomethings, then God help us all.