Position: Parent

Job Description: Long-term team players needed for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment.  Candidates must possess excellent communication and organization skills and be willing to work various hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24-hour shifts on call.  Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in faraway cities.  Travel expenses not reimbursed.  Extensive courier duties also required.
Responsibilities: This is for the rest of your life.  Must be willing to be hated at least temporarily, until someone needs $20 to go to the movies.  Must be willing to bite tounge repeatedly.  Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.  Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers.  Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects.  Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.  Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, and an embarassment the next.  Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys and battery operated devices.  Must always hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.  Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.  Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.
Possibility for Advancement: Virtually none.  Your objective is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills so those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.
Previous Experience: None required, unfortunately.  On-the-job training is offered on a continually exhausting basis.
Wages & Compensation: You pay them, offering frequent raises and bonuses.  A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent.  When you die, you give them whatever is left.  The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.
Benefits:  While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered, job supplies limitless opportunities for growth and free hugs for life.

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