Monday, March 02, 2009

PARENT - Job Description

~ A friend sent this to me and I thought it was cute enough to share. ~


Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop


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, mysterious ugly 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 a 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.


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 i s 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,
unconditional love, and free hugs and kisses for life ...
if you play your cards right.


Larry & I sent our “resume's” in over 2 years ago … we can’t wait to get the call & be accepted for these positions!!!


OH MY #6 said...

me 2! I hope I get the same job!


Sherri said...

It's a great will love it!! And you will be great at it!

Joce and sometimes Shawn said...

On paper sounds like a horrible position but in life it second to none.

I can't wait until you start your job!!

Natalie said...

OH, I've seen this before but it's been awhile! Thanks for posting it. It is so true. I'm going to have to come back and visit your blog! You have a lot of stuff here. Looks fun. We have 2 from China but we're done. I'm looking forward to following your journey to your sweet babe!

kerri said...

ROTFL, that's my job description to a tee, the benefits are out of this world awesome. ;)

Dawn S. said...

That is awesome! Thanks for posting!!