The World’s Toughest Job

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cardstore.

You may have seen that viral video a few weeks ago about the horrid job posting that nobody wanted…

The fake posting was created by American Greetings and placed across 27 markets through job postings, 14 market newspaper classified ads and 2 Google sponsored ad units, resulting in 2.7MM impressions.

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Not surprisingly, the job only had 24 inquiries. It’s easy to see why; based on the video, the job of motherhood completely sucks!

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Indeed, motherhood is no doubt the most exhausting, frustrating, thankless and, hello – unpaid – job most of us have ever had. I mean, is there any other job in which one can be vomited on, bitten, kicked, yelled at and generally under appreciated… all within the course of a day? No, there’s not. And we do it day after day after day and dread the day when the kids are grown and we’re no longer doing it 24/7. ARE WE INSANE?!

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No. Because what the job description didn’t mention is that it’s also the best job we’ve ever had. All of that unpaid, draining and frustrating work we’re doing is for these little creatures we love more than anything. Which makes the world’s toughest job, one we wouldn’t trade for the world.

(Though a day off every now and then would be nice…)

ag_0020_cardresI love this campaign and am excited to have partnered with American Greetings to help give moms the recognition they deserve. It’s easy to thank your own mom or another mom you love on the American Greetings website. There, you can choose from the very best selection of Mother’s Day cards, personalize them with your own words and/or pictures and have them sent straight from the site to your recipient. How cool is that? I’m sending out the above one to myself… And then I am planning a day off.

You can use code CCF4249 until May 5 to get your Mother’s Day cards for just $2.49 (regularly up to $3.69).

And then be sure to pat yourself on the back; you have the world’s toughest job, after all.
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    I respectfully disagree. Being a mother is the most underestimated job in the world. Everyone alive has a mother, so what a mother is and does is taken for granted. Add the vast majority of crappy, subpar mothers out there in the world and the appreciation levels drop even further.
    There’s a ton of jobs out there that are more dangerous, more overlooked, and more strategically vital, but my job is chronically minimized while those other jobs get recognized.

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    Motherhood is a very exhausting job. Moms do not get enough respect. It is so frustrating! The video was a little exaggerated. Most moms do not work 135 hrs a week. That is a 19 hr. day. Moms do get some breaks and chances to sit down. I do appreciate the meaning behind the video. Moms deserve more respect and recognition then they get!

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    “I mean, is there any other job in which one can be vomited on, bitten, kicked, yelled at and generally under appreciated… all within the course of a day? No, there’s not.”

    It’s not the same as being a mom… But as a teacher all of those things have happened to me in the corse of a day as well. Now as a mom I get it at work and at home. :-)

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    It is.
    But it’s Totally worth it!
    & p.s…. Some mother’s Don’t get breaks.
    My husband is a trucker who hasn’t been home for 5 months & who MIGHT be able to swing by & see us for a day or two in 2 months, he’s looking into a job closer to home, but where I’m currently living I have minimal help {+ the people that are here that don’t help tell everybody else that they help, which makes it so nobody else will help me because they think I have help), I’m lucky to get somebody to watch my 18 month old son long enough for me to take a shower{& I don’t mean every day),
    My regular “break” is when my son is Sleeping! & most of the time I don’t even get that because my son won’t stay asleep unless he’s sleeping On me.

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    I think the photo for this sums it all up…what other job (aside from nurse and related jobs) do you have to sit and wait for someone to poop? Especially when that “Oh, so wonderful, love of your life, gag, gag, gaaaag….” swings their feet and chatters relentlessly about shit you have no understanding of to the point you want to gouge your eyes out!!!

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    I’m a stay at home mom who HOME SCHOOLS. I still don’t get breaks when my boys are now getting older and should because he’s adhd and was getting bullied Soooo all day at home with him then when my other gets home its all fighting and chaos until bed then I’m Soooo wore out i fall right to sleep to wake up and do it all over again. The gave up what break i did have during school for him because it was better for him. I’ll get it some day along with my sanity.

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    I am a military spouse with 3 children who are homeschooled. We have been thru deployments and times when husband is away for weeks at a time. While I love being a mother it is the most exhausting job I will ever have. It is even more difficult when you have to be the mother and the father all while trying to do household chores and other odd jobs. I do it every day. Some days are good and then there are the days that I want to scream and pull my hair out. But I wouldn’t change anything. …

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    C'dar Pinder-Sommerville says

    It’s so incredibly exhausting! And bc I’m a stay at home mom and don’t bring in a paycheck and my house isn’t immaculate people think I don’t do anything! My husband is working at least 13 hours a day 6 days a week and I’m constantly finding ways to meet everyone’s needs, cook, clean, get homework done help my 6 yr old through all her new phases worries and fears from growing up. I love my family but sometimes I wish they understood what I have to do every day and how tired it makes me. On top of that my husband wants more kids and I don’t!!

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    Rachel Pardun says

    While I do these things at home for my kids, I also get to go to work at a mental/behavioural hospital for kids and get to do the exact same thing there. The only difference between work and home is that work I get paid.

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    I would say motherhood can be the hardest job in the world depending on what your children and other life circumstances are like. Yes, motherhood is rewarding and important. But it is important to not just spread the word that motherhood is difficult etc., but that policies and laws should change to help mothers and families. Without that, just knowing motherhood is hard is kind of meaningless.

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    Camellia says

    Can we all stop for a minute and discuss the part where this is just a piece of corporate advertising propaganda that was put on this site by money and has basically tricked you all into falling into the
    “OMG YES MOMMYHOOD SO HARD, WE’RE LIKE TAXIS AND DOCTORS AND EVERYTHING IS BAD BUT OMG WE’RE MOMMIES TREAT US SPECIAL” trap?

    Way to go, Hallmark, for proving once again that pandering to people will make them fall into line.

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