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Irony in the Workforce MAG

By Leah G., Glendale, AZ

     My chosen career is the toughest out there. It requires something along the lines of a Ph.D in all major fields, including accounting, business management, elementary and secondary education, history, medicine, the culinary arts, foreign studies, law, and physics. This job calls for the resolve of a dictator and the patience of a diplomat. It is recognized as the most physically demanding career in existence. In doing this job, I will be mentally, physically and emotionally challenged to perform feats most people will perceive to be superhuman. I have to be as caring as a nurse and as impartial as a judge, with the stamina of a cross-country truck driver and the inventiveness of Edison. I will be on call every minute of the day, every day of the year, with no vacations, no benefits and no salary. I will never be publicly recognized nor receive accolades from my peers. I will become neither rich nor famous. I will do it all out of love.

I want to be a wife and a mother.

And they say feminism is wasted on me.



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on Aug. 17 2010 at 10:26 pm
earlybird_8 BRONZE, Roberts Creek, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Good job! The ending was funny.

on Mar. 13 2010 at 12:54 pm
naturelover123 BRONZE, San Francisco, California
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The buildup of description and then the surprise of "wife and mother" was delightful! Definitely a tough career!

on Sep. 12 2009 at 3:15 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

Brilliant! I LOVE this! Makes you laugh, and really think (of course, I don't want to be a mother, but still). When I started I wondered what in the world required all that. Now I know, and I totally agree!

AmnyR BRONZE said...
on Sep. 12 2009 at 7:30 am
AmnyR BRONZE, Clifton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person, you may be the whole world. ~unknown

you go girl!