I believe there are many people out there, be man or woman who would rather stay at home than work. I have tried this “housewife/houseman” method. For me, I completely disagree. I pay respect to any man or woman who can competently handle this day to day life of taking care of the “homestead”, for I cannot.
Work Vs. Home. I beg anyone, be you psycho or loon to counter this blog and write for Home. I write for Work and this is why. Challenge me people will you?
I have done the dishes.
Work – People are shocked at my willingness to do their dishes, to “better” the work environment and save them a moment of dish pan hands. I am praised.
Home – Cannot see the kitchen as the dishes have piled up past the sink and are crusted with egg yoke.
I have swept/vacuumed the floor.
Work – Wow, we pay “outside” people to do that. You just saved us serious money and the customers are not slipping on M&M’s. I have just boosted customer/employee safety and saved the company money by doing something myself. I am very competent. I am praised.
Home – Do we own a broom? BTW, where did those M&M’s go?
I have put the inventory away by myself.
Work – I have placed all products on the shelves, cleaned and managed thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. I am praised.
Home – Did you put the groceries away?
I have controlled expired merchandise.
Work – I have just saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars over a very serious law suit involving an expired pregnancy test, condom and/or medication. I am praised.
Home – Was the bacon bad? Really? Are you SURE the bacon was bad?!
I have care for a lost child.
Work – “Thank you so much for taking care of my son, he just slipped away from me.” I am praised
Home – “Shut up mom!”
I have arrived at work early.
Work – I am showing great promise and my time management is above expected. I am praised
Home – Everybody is still asleep and I am forging for expired bacon.
I have handled a customer’s very serious complaint competently.
Work – I have taken a customer’s very difficult situation and “righted” it for them resulting in a repeat customer that now trusts me. I am praised.
Home – Did you buy center cut peppered bacon this time!?
I have set up the entire Halloween display.
Work – It took me hours to do this display and it looks beautiful. I am praised.
Home – I could not find a place for the fake spider webs as there are too many real ones. And yes, they are full of spiders and yes, they hiss when faced with the broom.
Two of my employees have called in sick.
Work – I have compensated for missing employees and run two separate departments while managing the store, I have gone beyond the call of duty. I am praised.
Home – There are TWO toilets in this house, you know.
I have received a raise.
Work – My management skills are above and beyond, I have been very successful and shown that I am a very dedicated and powerful worker. The company loves me. I am praised.
Home – My husband got a raise.