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Mothers Wanted

POSITION : Mother, Mum, Mama, Mummy, Mom, Ma, Na, Ama.

Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an, often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.

The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you

None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life.

Forward this on to all the Mums you know, in appreciation for everything they do on a daily basis, and let them know they are appreciated.


6 Response to "Mothers Wanted"

Loz said...

Hi Megan
I have tagged you with a Thinking Blogger award. I hope you don't mind.


Megan Bayliss said...

Hi Laurie
Wow. Thanks. What an honour. Particularly from a fellow Aussie blogger.
I was tagged over at my other site too. Now I'll have to come up with another of my 5 thinking bloggers because I can't really use the same ones again. That would defeat the purpose.
I'll get to it in the next couple of days. I'm neck deep in marking student assignments and learning a new blog and forum platform at the moment (for our super duper new child protection conversation site).
You take care and keep coming out of your shed when you want to converse.

jumpinginpuddles said...

just saying hi

Marj aka Thriver said...

This is cute, Megan! Even tho my own mother obviously didn't want the job, I am so glad to be blessed with the opportunity to be a mother AND to break the cycle of child abuse in my family of origin. I consider it an honor.

mua sao bang said...

thanks for your blog! it help me to understand more about my mother!

mua sao bang said...

thanks for your blog!i am vietnamese!
your blog help me to understand more about my mother and i will try to study better to make her happy

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