Tuesday, February 05, 2008

job description - "mom"

A friend send this to me, it's quite funny and very true actually. I owe my mom a lifetime (and beyond) of gratitude, love, care and support. If it were not for her support and perseverance - my life shall not have turned out the way it is today.

Being a mom, can indeed be the toughest job in the whole wide world. So people - let your mums know the appreciation for everything they do on a daily basis, and let them know they are appreciated :)

POSITION: Mother,, Mama, Mummy, Mumma, Ma

Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an, often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organisational 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 love, hugs, kisses and smiles for life if you play your cards right.


moviemania said...

hahah that's adorable, I have to show it to my mom she'll love it!

rosh said...

Hey MM - howz it going yo? Yes, please share with your mom - sure can bring about a smile :)

BuJ said...

hey, this is freaky! i just posted a post on mothers.. and this is before i read your post!

moms are the best.

kaya said...

awwww. Almost made me feel human for a while!
That was so cute Rosh. Tho thweeeet!

CG said...

the benefits are yet to be felt.....thats the worst bit. we get so bogged down with all the crap that we cannot see the results.

rosh said...

yeehawww BuJ - mamas for president!

Quite welcome Kaya-G

CG - aha! you never gonna know when it's gonna hit you - the benefits have no predetermined payout date. Did you let your mom know of the payout date? guess not? :) It's all dependent when "realization" sets into our hearts & minds, I suppose.