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Why Being a Mom is the Hardest Job in the World

Updated on May 30, 2016

There’s no denying there are a bevy of jobs out there that will test and challenge a person’s intellectual and physical prowess to a limit not everyone is cut out for – careers in medicine, law, and professional sports come to mind. Yet none of these professions requires quite the same level of dedication and hard work that another, less recognized job does. What is it? Motherhood. I’m not a mom yet myself, but I’m friends with enough moms (including my own) to know that motherhood is just about as hard a job there is, and here’s why…

You come into the job with no training.

You always work overtime and never get paid for it.

You have no vacation and no sick days.

You always have to work the weekend, not to mention every holiday.

You manage your schedule and everyone else’s – without the help of an assistant.

You don’t have an intern to make coffee runs for you.

You have a list of company policies, but no HR department to enforce them.

Your subordinates don’t always respect your authority.

They frequently goof off on the job.

They’re always asking for more money.

They don’t always work well together.

They’re always cutting corners but never cutting costs.

They expect full privileges to the company car.

Training them takes 18 years and once you’re finally done, they leave the company.

No matter how frustrating they are, you can’t fire them.

You can’t quit.

You can’t retire early – or at all.

Finally – the hardest part of all is that you would never trust anyone else to do the job for you.

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    • GiblinGirl profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Mothers often do take on a more prominent role especially early on, but being a dad can be just as tough as being a mom. Thanks for commenting!

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      JP Carlos 

      6 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      This is so true. My wife is tired from work and has to go home and take care of our daughter. I have deep respect for moms who do not quit on their role as mothers. In many cases we dads are put on the sideline especially when the child is young. But personally I don't mind. I know how difficult it is. whatever support I can give I will provide.

    • GiblinGirl profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Thanks for commenting :)

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      6 years ago

      Very funny're right..motherhood as a doesn't sound very appealing does it!!'s a good job you love the little blighters...thanks for sharing:-))


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