The best jobs for moms run the gamut from web developer to acupuncturist, but I'm considering taking one off the list: social worker. At least if you're a social worker at the state psychiatric hospital in Napa, California where 75 aggressive acts have taken place in a six-month period at this facility, which gets more dangerous every year.
Most disturbingly, last October, Donna Gross, a psychiatric technician, was murdered by a patient who was a violent criminal, who was allowed to roam the grounds freely. Gross' daughter is suing the facility, where Gross was strangled to death in the afternoon, outside, after Jess Massey stuffed her mouth full of dirt so she couldn't scream.
No one expects that they'll die on the job, or be seriously maimed. But the fact of the matter is that some jobs are more dangerous than others. After you become a mom, you might want to think twice about your career.
As a feminist, I will always say that women can do the same work as men and that fathers are as important as mothers. So when I call out these jobs as being "bad for moms," I'm also implying that I would not want my husband to take on these dangers either. However, I do recognize that in some households the moms consider themselves the most important parent, insofar as being there for the children. If that is you, please reconsider working in a state facility like the one above, and these eight careers:
What jobs do you think moms shouldn't do?
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