Working with mom

  • Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2024, 9:48 am

May is the month to celebrate the mothers in our lives. Some lucky employees even have the privilege of working with their mothers on-site.

Y-12er mother and son, Patty and Bryson B.

Meet Y-12er mother and son, Patty and Bryson B.

Bryson B., roads and grounds laborer for Y-12 Infrastructure, joined Y-12 in 2021 and thought it was especially neat to see the place his mom and dad worked for many years.

“The best part of working in the same company is being able to spend time with each other more often and occasionally spend time together at work as well,” Bryson said.

Patty B., scheduler in Y-12 Project Controls, who started at Y-12 in 2011, says while their fields of work aren’t related, as a mom, she loves that they have a shared mission at work.

“It’s awesome knowing we both have the opportunity to help our site and our nation in some small way,” she said.

Bryson is grateful for the example his mom has set for him throughout his life.

“My mom has always shown me hard work, respect, and honesty with everything she does, and I try my best to replicate and follow these great examples,” he said.

To say that Patty is proud of her son would be an understatement.

“Bryson has accomplished many things in his life,” she said. “I am thankful and proud of each one, but I am most proud of who he is. He is such a wonderful person. He is a sweet soul, always keeps you laughing, and makes life fun. He is a complete joy to be with, and of course to me, the best son in the world.”