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Monday, May 12, 2008

My Salary as a mother

Job title
Annual salary
Child Day Care Worker
$20,259
Teacher
$44,824
Taxi Driver
$27,346
Facilities Manager
$73,239
Short-order Cook
$27,477
Laundry Attendant
$17,917
Janitor
$22,440
Counselor
$27,638
CEO
$545,268
Administrative Assistant III
$37,143
Accounting Clerk III
$34,842
Licensed Practical Nurse
$38,111
Plumber I
$33,155
Automotive Mechanic I
$30,725
Cake Decorator
$21,340


I know this is a day late but I wanted to get it on my blog anyway. This is what a typical stay at home mom should get paid. If you are a working mom you should get paid this plus your salary from the other job. WOW!! Somedays I can sit around and spend that money in my mind, it's very easy if you know what you're doing. One of my favorite writers has a book series where moms in the future get paid as professional moms. I think we need to look into that.
Don't get me wrong most days I'm happy with just a thanks or of my own accomplishments and Yes I did choose to do this job. But other days I just want that paycheck and a 10 minute uninterrupted break!! I'd like to shampoo and condition my hair at the same time without someone "needing" me "RIGHT NOW". I'd also like to shave both legs at once, I think my husband would too. I want to eat a candy bar without having to share. Somedays I just want more "atta girls" then I get and maybe the paycheck won't compensate for it but I could try. I like shopping my own personal air(head) mall.
On the other hand, I get to be the one to share the candy bar with those kids with one leg shaved and most likely conditioner still stuck in my hair. The kisses and hugs are good, seeing my kids grow into young caring adults is good. Being able to adjust my schedule is priceless to me. I don't really like working for other people I didn't either marry or give birth to. This motherhood thing may not be my first career choice but it truly is the best job I've ever had. Even if I don't get that $1,001,724 paycheck.
And to any of the working moms I know. YOU ALL TOTALLY ROCK because it's hard enough for me just to do this one job let alone a second one.

1 comment:

Amberlie said...

Great post! Wouldn't a million be nice! I could hire someone at the boutique to carry my stuff, so I would be able to buy more!!