While filling out the new patient paperwork at a new eye doctor’s office today, I came to a halt at “Occupation.”
I had a hard enough time writing down “sales” while at my previous position. Technically, that’s what I did, but I felt more like a communications consultant. Semantics…maybe. But that’s how I approached the job, not by trying to meet a quota. It worked for me and I developed lasting relationships with clients, some of whom are still friendly acquaintances. Regardless of how I felt about the word, “sales” was the best one-word description for what I did.
But today, I didn’t know what to write. I could put down mom, but those women who work and have kids certainly don’t write down “working mother” or “paralegal and mom.” After all, a mother is a mother no matter what she does from 9 to 5.
I guess I’m a big old N/A in the occupation category until someone starts paying me for this mom gig. Any volunteers?!