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A Real Mother Daughter Team

If asked, “Could you work with your mother?”, many would say “No”. However at Aker Eye Center we are fortunate that someone said “Yes!” And her mother wasn’t even in the room when she was asked.

Tracy has been a part of the Aker Eye Team for 16 years, and 8 years ago her mother, Doris, made the decision to join her.

Why Working With Your Mom Is Awesome

For some, seeing our mothers on holidays and special occasions is enough to remind us why we flew the coop so many years ago.

However, Tracy and Doris literally embrace the opportunity to work with each other. They both ranked the easy access to a warm hug as one of their favorite parts of working with each other. They enjoy having a front row seat to each others’ accomplishments at work and having a source of comfort within walking distance to lean on after a rough day. Doris and Tracy have a rare relationship that many professionals wish they had, which is a person to talk “shop talk” with.

Tracy and Doris can openly talk to each other about work without having to dive into back stories. Their kind of closeness and understanding only comes from working side by side day in and day out.

Everyone Knows Moms Give The Best Hugs

Doris enjoys having an even closer relationship with her daughter that “makes going to work each day a true joy!” and the opportunity to see “how Tracy’s caring nature brings happiness to patient’s lives.” Tracy adds, “My mom inspires me more each day and I can sneak a hug anytime I need one, because everyone knows that moms give the best hugs.”

Dr. Aker even takes notice of the special bond between mother and daughter. His favorite part of hiring a mom and daughter duo is, “they start each day with a hug.” He jokingly said that his least favorite part is, “when they plan a family vacation and both are out of the office.”

Doris and Tracy really have a special mother daughter relationship that should be treasured and acknowledged. I still couldn’t imagine working with my mother, but having my own personal cheerleader and bear hug giver around the office would be nice.

How About You?

How about you? What would be great about working with your mother or which one of her quirks would drive you crazy?

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