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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:11 AM

Has Ann Romney ever gone on a job interview?

I think what Rosen said was correct. Yes, taking care of children is work, but it's not the kind of work we're talking about. All these people complaining about what Rosen said, they must be aware of all the people "out of work", right? Does that mean they can't find their kids to take care of? No, the kids are right there, what they can't find is a JOB. So part of the kind of "working" we're talking about is FINDING the work.

So, to avoid confusion, maybe Rosen should have said, "Ann Romney has never interviewed for a job. She has never looked in the want ads. She has never been to Monster.com. She has never feared getting fired. etc. etc." And then the motherhood deflection doesn't work.

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Reply Has Ann Romney ever gone on a job interview? (Original post)
Enrique Apr 2012 OP
firehorse Apr 2012 #1
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #2
sadbear Apr 2012 #3
laundry_queen Apr 2012 #5
sadbear Apr 2012 #6
laundry_queen Apr 2012 #12
lukkadairish Apr 2012 #4
geek_sabre Apr 2012 #11
malaise Apr 2012 #7
treestar Apr 2012 #8
enough Apr 2012 #9
Tom Ripley Apr 2012 #10
safeinOhio Apr 2012 #13

Response to Enrique (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:19 AM

1. Yes, she's probably interviewed dozens of nannies, housekeepers and servants.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:29 AM

2. Maybe when Mittens took her home to meet Ma and Pa ...Other than that, I'm not so sure.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:31 AM

3. This discussion ought to be had within the context of Mormonism

If Mormon families can afford it, the wives are encouraged (or even expected) not to work outside of the home.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:41 AM

5. Not just that

it's part of their culture to encourage the boys to get a good education in a field that pays lots of money so that they can support a large family and a stay at home wife.

My brother had a mormon girlfriend for awhile. They broke up specifically because my brother wasn't mormon even though they liked him because he had a high paying job and a engineering degree. Before they broke up I learned a lot about mormonism. Basically, for guys, it doesn't matter what you really like, it's your godly duty to make a good living. And once women are married, it doesn't matter how much education you have, or if you even WANT kids, you are expected to quit your job and pop out babies. Period.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:47 AM

6. Yeah, my brother married into Mormonism

but with an education degree. Can you imagine?

Nonetheless, his wife still stayed at home and he was forced to become a chemical plant operator, which only pays well if you put in tons of overtime. He hardly ever sees his family anymore. But they have enough money now that his wife can continue doing nothing.

And as for stay at home moms, I call bullshit. What do they do extra that working mothers don't?

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Response to sadbear (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:24 PM

12. I've been a stay at home mom

and now I'm a single mom of 4 in school full time (I equate that with working time-wise, but I'm lucky I receive enough money from my ex to live frugally and pay for tuition) I can say what I'm doing NOW is harder. And my kids are old enough now that it's much easier.

When i was a stay at home mom with 3 kids 5 and under, I thought I was going to go insane. It WAS a lot of work (especially with an uninvolved spouse). But now that I am in school full time, I CANNOT for the life of me imagine having very young children and working. I can only imagine it would be pure hell trying to do both. My kids are older now (my youngest will start school in the fall) and it's so impossibly harder than being a SAHM. Of course, being single factors in as well. I think it would perhaps be easier to work if there is a supportive spouse where the child rearing is split 50/50 when both parents are at home. Being a single parent and working is like a double whammy.

But yeah, I hate how people are saying being a SAHM is WORK. Of course it is. But you don't think that working mothers don't have to accomplish the EXACT SAME THINGS with a fraction of the time? People seem to think working moms don't do the same things, like their kids are magicially cared for, their house is magically cleaned and the grocery shopping does itself, once they get home from work. LMAO!

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:34 AM

4. She never

1. had to stand in a line of 300+people for hours to apply/interview for 40 job openings
2. had to try filling in the missing months on a resume that represented no income/employment
3. exhausted unemployment benefits and resulted to selling items from her home to make ends meet
4. had to fill out forms for the free clinics or dental caravans for her children because they needed care, but had no way to pay for them
5. had to stand in line at the food pantry for a grateful handout of a box of food when there was no money left to purchase it

I could go on for days

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Response to lukkadairish (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:10 PM

11. Neither have I

You don't have to have experienced it personally to empathize with those who have.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:49 AM

7. And that was the problem

Hillary Rosen used the wrong choice of words because women at home do work but they are not in the salaried work world. That said she was correct.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:16 AM

8. Good point

And if she had, she did not have to sweat about the result.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:42 AM

9. She has never had to compete, not for a job, not for clients, not for the approval of a boss. (nt)

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:46 AM

10. Yes, they were called "dates"

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:38 PM

13. If being a stay at home job is so hard,

they should get SS credits for it.

Have Mitt propose that one.

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