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MrsSlave Mon 01-Sep-14 20:31:07

when women put up on facebook, 'Full time mummy' as their job title?

Surely I can't be the only one cringing? Or maybe I am? wine

cherrybombxo Mon 01-Sep-14 20:32:14

Not just you, it makes me cringe!

FergusSingsTheBlues Mon 01-Sep-14 20:33:24

They could at least be classy about it....mine says Chief Operating Officer of home plc. Cos I am. The boss.

TessTackle Mon 01-Sep-14 20:33:52

Arrgghhh it's toe curling!
My best friend has this on her Facebook and I want to tell her how twattish it looks blush

Jessica85 Mon 01-Sep-14 20:35:42

Lols, YANBU! It defo looks knobbish, and suggests working mums are only part-time mums.

londonrach Mon 01-Sep-14 20:35:52

Yes agree. Abit like the baby on board signs for a car...

Frusso Mon 01-Sep-14 20:37:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsSlave Mon 01-Sep-14 20:39:41

Also, my husband is in the Army, I often see 'friends' on facebook write as their job description - 'Army Wife.'
I mean, REALLY? shock

canweseethebunnies Mon 01-Sep-14 20:44:28

I wouldn't put it myself, but I don't have a problem with it. What should they put instead? Unemployed?

CombineBananaFister Mon 01-Sep-14 20:45:26

Tbh, think you're being a tad harsh. Whilst I find the saying a bit twee, I also think SAHMs get shit on pretty badly for a role that's not recognized as important (you only have to look at some of the threads with the uneven financial arrangements).

It almost feels like an apologetic justification of what you do for a living when actually it's faaar fucking harder than most jobs. I go to work for a rest, seriously, I do grin

So YABU and YANBU - my arse hurts from the chaffing wood in this fence sitting grin

FreudiansSlipper Mon 01-Sep-14 20:46:48

i think bored mummy would be more appropriate

only joking grin

Janethegirl Mon 01-Sep-14 20:47:06

You don't need a job to be defined as a person. It's no one's business and you don't generally need to put anything.

MyGastIsFlabbered Mon 01-Sep-14 20:47:44

I think mine says 'slummy mummy' it's firmly tongue in cheek so I hope it doesn't make people cringe.

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Mon 01-Sep-14 20:48:09

I don't much mind "full time mummy" but don't have it myself. What I really REALLY hate with a passion is "school of hard knocks" under education. just AAAAARGGGGGGGH! angry

canweseethebunnies Mon 01-Sep-14 20:49:58

Well no one has to put anything, do they?

YouTheCat Mon 01-Sep-14 20:51:25

I used to refer to myself as 'harassed mother of twins' - which was quite true. grin

canweseethebunnies Mon 01-Sep-14 20:58:02

I agree with Combine, I personally found being a 'Full-time mummy' harder than anything. I'm about to be one again, but only plan to do it for a year or I'll go bats!

To be fair, I've never been a 'full-time working mummy'. I'm sure that's pretty tough. But I've been a LP, a WAHM and a WOHM (part-time). And a part-time student.

GaryShitpeas Mon 01-Sep-14 20:59:16

It cringes every bone in my body

Really. Why define yourself as a mummy


Crikeyblimey Mon 01-Sep-14 21:01:04

It really irks me too.

I work outside the home but I don't stop being a mum when at work. Surely every mum is a full time mum? They might not provide hands on care for their children full time - but they are still mum.

canweseethebunnies Mon 01-Sep-14 21:03:02

I don't think it's really supposed to be a dig at working mums though, is it? It's just saying 'this is what I'm doing with myself at the moment'. I think both sides of the can be a bit over sensitive!

GaryShitpeas Mon 01-Sep-14 21:03:17

And what about "full time Yummy Mummy"

I have some friends with that as their job

Absolute cringe sad


mrssmith79 Mon 01-Sep-14 21:03:42

It's on par with 'proudmummy' middle names. Gah!

CombineBananaFister Mon 01-Sep-14 21:06:13

I don't think it suggests working mums are part-time mums. I think there's a cultural expectancy in the uk to say what you do for a living occupation-wise and if you don't have a paid job you have to explain why - which is stupid.

The saying might sound a bit hmm but think it stems from having to justify why you are not in paid employment sometimes- which is bullshit, as why should it matter?

Personally, on my maternity leave I said 'raising the next generation of genuis' which was also twattish but my contribution was just AS important as the next person in employment. I do work btw, just feel a bit defensive of SAHMs.

KERALA1 Mon 01-Sep-14 21:07:31

Agree with combine. As a Sahm you are an easy target, bottom of the heap. What do you think they should self define as? Hate seeing women sneering at other women like this

canweseethebunnies Mon 01-Sep-14 21:10:37

But Gary, why define yourself as a stockbroker, or a lawyer or anything?

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