Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Johnson & Johnson

I am sure some of you have read blogs about the Johnson and Johnson Baby camp. I was somehow invitedto attend the camp as well. Unfortunately due to work obligations (it falls next week from April 2-4, and anyone in the accounting field knows month end close is very, very important, especially when we are down one employee to maternity leave and we are trying to go live with a new financial system) I am unable to go. I tried, but it just wasn't happening.

But the people at Johnson and Johnson have been unbelievably understanding and are sending me in the mail all the information they were going to hand out at the camp.

Some of the complaints I have briefly read about through blogs is the fact that kids and babies were not invited. It stated from the beginning that this was an adult only event, meaning no childcare, Moms only. I understood this, I got it. And honestly, two nights without my kids at a nice hotel in New Jersey with 50 other Mommy bloggers? It was going to be blissful.

And no, I am not breastfeeding an infant. I understand not leaving your baby for two nights. But I also understand policies. J&J wanted this to be adult only. I get that, I have worked for large corporations now for over 10 years. You make an exception for one, you make an exception for all.

Bottom line, J&J was willing to fly me from Raleigh to New Jersey and pay for my hotel and meals for two days. I use their products everyday on my kids; lotion, baby wash and shampoo. I wish everyone that is going good luck and I can't wait to read about it.

12 comments:

Kellie said...

I'd have gone, too. Especially with J&J picking up the tab?! I love their products for Morgan (don't tell anyone, but I use the Naturals lotion on myself, too!)

Sorry you can't go. Maybe next time.

Sabrina said...

I'll go! Send me!

Julie said...

That sounds really cool - I've never heard of it.

Happy Working Mom said...

I read all the controversy surrounding this, and I agree with you. Adding kids to the mix adds a huge cost for them!

And I desperately want to know how you all you people keep getting invited to these things!

Carrie Sue said...

Sounds like a super fun trip! Maybe next time.

Laura said...

I'll go...where do I sigh up!??!?!?!?!?!

Policies are tough. I went to a scrapbooking weekend where breast fed babies coulf go...so, I took my 3 month old...it was aweful...and this time around, the policy has changed to be no children at all...I guess Madigan ruined it for all the other babes!!!

A few days away...ohhhh...I'd like that!

Christine said...

Where do I sign up?! Sorry you couldn't make it, sounds like a really nice getaway!

"J" said...

That sounds so cool! To bad you have to work but I understand what you go through at month end!!! =)

I got your comment about Easter...
COME ON DOWN NEXT YEAR!!!! =) It was GREAT!!!

Melanie said...

Ooooo- I'll take your place!! Where do I sign up?

Pam said...

I don't know how I missed this, but wow! I would have loved to do that....though getting away might have been hard- I would love to have tried!

Kelly M said...

Thats awesome J&J paying for you...too bad you can't attend. It's cool they understand are are willing to send you the info. What is the two day retreat about?

SJ said...

I'm bummed for you that you cannot attend. And yes, I think all the drama around this whole event is nuts.

I'm bummed that I wasn't invited, I think I could have used the 'break'.

Booooooooo!