I was told yesterday by Bob, that he and Rich (his flying partner) think that I must have too much time on my hands. That I must need more to do since I have time to blog.(oh, really?)Rich went as far as to say that if I have all this time I must be bored and I could do something that makes money.(okay?) I laugh . and then I laugh some more. This is coming from two men who go on vacation every other week to their "job".
I decided to look at and do a comparison of our schedules. Mine versus Bob and Rich. So here we go-
This is a typical flying workday from the perspective of a pilot's wife. They(Bob & Rich) work on average about 10 days a month. Each day of work totals about 4-5 hrs. On a busy month I will stretch it to maybe 16 days. Okay, on the day they go to "work" they get the plane ready, meet & greet, go up in the sky and come down, say good-bye, get into their fully loaded 2008 navigator or Cadillac(again semantics) drive to four star hotel (where they have plushy robes and pillow tops), Watch pay-per-view, go to fancy restaurant, eat steak and chocolate moose, go back to hotel, have bed to self and more importantly the bathroom.
If they stay over night their activities may include, but not limited to movies,shopping,sightseeing,Starbucks,hanging at beach or pool ordering foo- foo drinks. When they Wake up(from there night of no interuption sleep) they go to airport, drink coffee, bring airplane home. Walk in the door and tell wife how tired they are from "working" so hard! They also have sick leave and vacation time.
Now, lets see what I do-hm. I work 30 days a month 24 hours a day. I am a full time stay at home mom, who is not actually at home all that much. I am a novice photographer,blogger and did I mention I am training for a triathlon here! I home school our 4th grader, I take care of the home, finances and school work. I cook, I clean, do lots of driving, put kids to bed, and wake them for school every morning. I never ever get the bed to myself , much less the bathroom (not even to pee)- The last TV show I got to watch had something to do with a purple dinosaur. I do not get sick leave ,vacation time or over time. Starting to get the picture?
So, let's recap-- Bob & Rich work 10 days & 20 hrs a month. Me- 30 days& 720 hrs a month(you bet I did the math!) . Who did you say has too much free time? So- Boys get out your check books because I would gladly like to get paid for all I do-
finance manager 65,000/yr
cook 350/month(not including supplies)
maid 300/month- hmmmm, I am sure I left something out? But I don't think I get paid for that?! or it would be called something else. Ha ha
So please write the check for 8700.00/month to ME and please press hard boys there are usually two copies- Also, go ahead and make that retroactive!