Perna 3Precis- In his article from USA Today, “Sick Parents Go to Work, Stay Home When Kids Are Ill”(2002), Christopher Mele explains why parents use their sick days for other purposes. He uses interviews from people’s experiences in a work environment, along with information from companies to provide supported evidence to develop his claim. His motive is to inform about how parents are forced to use time off work to provide for their families when they need it, contrary to companies giving them time off for them to complete those duties. It is informationalbecause it provides companies with knowledge from actual people about how they must lie aboutactually being sick, and this gives feedback to companies about the increased need for family time off. Parents don’t use their sick days for actual sicknesses because they need those for family emergencies, but single workers are more likely to take the day off when they are sick because they are able to, and this shows how important time off really is for the working mom and dad. Kimberly Palmer, My Mother, Myself, Her Career, My QuestionsSOAPSTone- The speaker of the article grew up watching her mother balance working and raising children while still enduring domestic activities, and now the author finds herself in that same position and is relating to the things her mother did for her. He occasions of the passage is how the author in now her mothers shoes as she must balance her work career and family life.