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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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    Awesome thread!! So nice to be reminded that we working mums are not alone, I think any one who can jugle the kids a house and a job deserve a big thumbs up.

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    Rule 23: When you get asked the question "What do your children do when you're at work?", you MUST smile sweetly and answer with every detail of your care arrangements. It doesn't matter how many times you've been asked this, or how sick you are of the question, or how irritated you are with the implied sexism, or that a man is NEVER asked this questions ...

    wow, it's been at least 6 months since I gave a sarcastic answer to that and was told, by my manager: 'That's not fair, he was just asking a perfectly valid question' ... and I'm still p'd off about it.

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    Rule 24 Seeing that you only work part-time, do not make any appointment during your work hours - even if the only time the teacher/dentist/specialist etc can see you is during your normal working hours. Steve in accounting has a regular 2.45pm appointment of Fridays with his chiropodist because he works full time. All appointments are to be made during your FREE time - ie the hours when you do not work...

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