Backup Child Care

Lanette Johnson and her son

17 Dec: Best Buy adds Backup Child Care for employees

Fresh off maternity leave, Lanette Johnson found herself in a bind one day last year.

It was going to be a big day at work, and she didn’t want to feel like she was letting her team down. But the new mom didn’t have anyone to watch 4-month-old Logan. Day care had pushed back his start date, and family members who had been pitching in to help were unavailable that day.

So, Lanette — a department manager at our Best Buy store in Arlington, Virginia — brought Logan along for what became an unofficial “bring your child to work” day.