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    Exclamation Rules for Working Mums

    Rule 1. Accept that the rest of the world will sneer at you for having 'Other People' raise your kids

    Rule 2. You will automatically be offerred less by any employer as you have 'other liabilities' and are deemed unreliable (not to mention that you are a woman after all...)

    Rule 3. Accept that schools/kinders and SAHP's will always organise events to be held b/w 9~3 when you cannot attend

    Rule 4. Shopping at 6pm with kids in tow is now a normal part of life, when everyone else is home bathed and already had dinner

    Rule 5. Sick leave needs to be saved up for when your kids are ill, not YOU. You are expected to soldier on.

    Rule 6. No, you cannot ever have leave during school holiday time, that is ALWAYS reseved for Steve in Accounting who goes skiing that time of year...

    Rule 7. Teachers do not ever get that sending home a assignment about re-building the Taj Mahal in toothpicks cannot be done with only 24 hours notice, in fact the teacher already checked with your boss and that is intentionally the same evening that he's asked you to do some overtime.

    Rule 8. Never ever ever whinge about being tired or stressed, after all you CHOSE to work, and have kids...

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    Rule 5A - If you do happen to have a partner or ex partner do not expect him to take a day off to look after a sick child. Men's jobs are far more important than women's jobs which we can just leave for a day or a week & it makes no difference to the business at all.

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    Awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amara View Post
    Rule 5A - If you do happen to have a partner or ex partner do not expect him to take a day off to look after a sick child. Men's jobs are far more important than women's jobs which we can just leave for a day or a week & it makes no difference to the business at all.



    Also applies to Rule 6, Do not expect them to have the kids during the school hols...

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    Don't forget - our roles as a mother don't stop just because we work full time. We are still in charge of ALL child care in our non-employed hours. We have to bathe them, make their dinner, put them to sleep, be woken numerous times throughout the night (then get them ready for school). Because, as you say, WE made the choice to have children so it's our problem.

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    oh ladies.. i love it!!hahaha!!! these are the unspoken rules....(or spoken behind our backs)!
    Rule # 9: how can you turn up to work tired when you have been at home all night. 'Steve from accounting' went out drinking all night and is tired too, you should help him get through his work for the day!

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    Rule 1a - You get money from the government to put your kids in child care, so don't even think about complaining about the cost.

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    FOB doesn't work at all & I still NEVER get a day off! I work Mon-Wed. He takes DD Tues-Wed (daycare Mon) & I have DD Thurs-Sun. I might also mention he doesn't keep her over night so on Mon, Tues & Wed I gotta get home from work at 5.30 & still do all the dinner, bathing & bed all by my lonesome.

    I love every minute with my DD & would be lonely without her but it would be lovely to sleep in one day

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    Very good thread!

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    very true thread.


 

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