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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

wordful wednesday: unemployed

it's been an interesting week in the scrappy household

on april 1st i left my job

on april 2nd the school holidays/easter break started

on april 3rd, misses 12, 13 and i flew to australia to spend a week with tara and her girls

because it was 4.34am and i was feeling playful or stroppy or both - i decided to answer the 'occupation or job' question thus...

interestingly, the australian arrival and departure cards ask 'what is your USUAL occupation', so i could answer EVENT MANAGEMENT, but i figured a stupidly open-ended question deserved an equally obnoxious answer.

...which begs the question, do i now revert to being a SAHM, or am i simply unemployed (and an official statistic)?

was i unemployed those 20 years i was a SAHM, and what sort of statistic was i then?

all those unpaid hours

all that undocumented work

makes ya think

for more wordful wednesday, visit angie over @ seven clown circus


auntiegwen said...

Just put mother, then people know all the long hours, no pay and all the skills you have.

Holly said...

Good point...I'll be pondering this. Thanks for stopping by on my SITS Day.

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mandyb said...

mmmm tricky!!!!!

cat said...

I say SAHM - it is the hardest job in the world.

angie said...

I keep wondering how I'm going to justify my time as a SAHM when I have to re-enter the workforce. SAHM and blogger by trade? :)

theUngourmet said...

That is a tough one! :)

Helen McGinn said...

Oh, I wish I was in Australia right now. Stopped by from SITS to say hullo! :O) x

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

SAHM is the hardest non-paying job ever. It really should be a counted statistic. ;)

Cecily R said...

It certainly does make you think. I always laugh in my head when people find out that I have a job (in the traditionaly sense)..."You WORK?" Um...yes? And sometimes I get a paycheck for it! :)

Tiaras said...

why did you leave your job girlie??

Working Mum said...

Only unemployed if actively looking for work. SAHM if already busy doing full time job with not training and for no pay, no status and no recognition! ;)

PS Loved the birthday cupcakes!

Brenda said...

It never occured to me to put unemployed on an immigration form. Kind of funny actually.

Elaine A. said...

When people ask me what I do I say "I work inside the home." Because I SO do... ;)