Job Vacancy In Your Area
Do you thrive on the details? Are you up for the slog?
Answer yes to these questions, and you could get this job.
Are you warm and reliable, whilst firm and composed
And do you mind saying goodbye to cash flow, free time and nice clothes?
This is a position, for only those without fear;
There are daily self-appraisals, and workloads vary year on year.
There is no formal training, and no union support
But you may choose a significant other to back you up when times get fraught.
Experience is desirable, but not essential to the role;
A flexible approach is an advantage, but you must be willing, on the whole.
You’ll be an excellent team player, yet also able to take the lead.
With an ability to furnish charges with any items they may need.
Duties will include, cooking, personal care and giving lifts;
Fun providing and education also feature on this non exhaustive list.
There will be a monetary element, and your wisdom will be called into question
And you must be able to motivate those resistant to your suggestions.
Another desirable quality, is the ability to drive
As escaping the base facility, may make it easier to thrive
This is also beneficial for the hunter-gathering rites
And could form part of the strategy, for those endless sleepless nights.
Your regular working hours, will not be entirely set in stone
Expect irregular overtime, but with the benefits of working from home.
This is a highly dynamic environment, that changes day by day
And though this may surprise you, there is no financial recompense or pay.
That’s right, this is a vacancy, and a job unlike any other
For the role of household CEO, also described as mother.
There are many different areas, that make this an all round career
On the understanding, that once started, you’re in for at least 18 years.
Whilst you are in employment there will be time for nothing else
As you encourage your little charges, to discover their sense of self
All responsibility, will be yours and yours alone
To be considered a job well done, when they’ve grown up & left home.
So if you are still interested, then don’t worry about filling in forms,
You start your permanent trial, the very second your child is born.
From there, you’re on your own, but expect to be judged for all you do.
And remember, there is no manual, but the buck will stop with you.
Job Vacancy In Your Area is a poem by Ms Moem.
This poem is a fun take on the role of a mother. There are so many tasks that they have to take on, that it could indeed be seen as a job! If only the pay matched up to the responsibility!