While breaking bread with a former colleague , she told me that a recent hire's mother called her office after a poor performance review. I believe my eyes were bulging in shock at this disclosure. Granted, that employee was a recent college grad and may have been a bit green, which is okay, but bad behavior is bad behavior, hence the basis for the unflattering review. The unflattering remarks were not about the actual work product, it was more about that young woman's unprofessional behavior - e.g. eye rolling, chronic lateness, too much time spent texting, etc. My friend, also a parent, exclaimed, 'this is the worst case of helicopter parenting that I've ever seen in real life!'
Needless to say, she has an even more negative view of her colleague. Do you think that mom went too far? And, might have that constant hovering fostered a sense of entitlement in her daughter?