(Closed) "You don't have kids, so it's okay!"

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I haven’t had the child angle but I have had the age angle.. ‘Youre only young, you can stay up late and be okay tomorrow’… ‘ when I was your age I used to stay up till the early hours of the morning and still make it to work the next day’

Give. A. Shi.. 

I know my body and I know what sleep I need to get to be 100% tomorrow.


Post # 5
2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MrsPanda99:  all the time. I don’t mind though because I DONT have kids and I feel holidays are more important to little ones who don’t know what it’s all about so in my mind is rather them the be home with their kids. 


HOWEVER, this attitude has screwed me over in the past bc when I needed time off for family issues these people never offered to cover my shift. Bullllllllshit. 

Also For some reason I thought you had told me or someone in another thread that you had 2 kids…must have been another panda name.

Post # 6
1505 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsPanda99:  trying not to be rude, by why are you still working there? You obviously are unhappy in your job and dislike your colleagues (or at least are not happy and don’t enjoy spending time with them)

I hate to say it but perhaps they have noticed your attitude and that is why some team building is necessary.

I am not trying to be nasty, but it sounds like if you don’t want to go, you should put your energies into finding a new job.


Post # 7
534 posts
Busy bee

@MrsPanda99:  Don’t have kids, ever. They are so expensive and boring. Don’t do it! Haha. But, I’m serious, don’t.

Post # 8
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Ditto! I hate the age stereotypical theories; I would pass up alcohol any day of the week for a cup of tea – hence with my hen do I was home by 12:30 and that included dropping someone else off and a half hour drive home! 

Even at the post office yesterday age was mentioned – I was with my Mum and was posting a Christmas card to relatives abroad and she mentioned I was organised and I said I’d wrapped up all the presents and written all the cards already, and the PO lady said ‘you’ll get bored of that when you get older’ – I replied saying that I really enjoy wrapping etc and she said ‘well that’s because you’re only young and you’ll get fed up when youre older’ 

Arrghhhh! MAYBE I could just like doing it and it has no connection to my age….

Post # 9
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsPanda99:  hmmm, that is odd for sure. I can’t necessarily relate to not wanting to hang out with coworkers, because we’re all friends first, coworkers second. I actually really look forward to lunch and happy hours with them. But if I didn’t like them, I certainly wouldn’t feel obligated to participate in all non-work activities. I would probably go to a few though, just so I wasnt the “odd one out.” I would think of you never go, it may hurt your chances for raises and promotions, bonuses, etc? I dont understand the no kid thing though. That is rude and has nothing to do with why someone may/may not want to go out. It’s no one’s business.

Post # 12
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsPanda99:  I agree with you. I like my co-workers. But I also like to go home during my off time. I don’t need to go out with them after work when I see them all day (or night in my case).

Post # 14
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah it was an annoying thing to say but it’s a one night thing. I’d suck it up and go even if I didn’t want to. If it was a weekly thing I’d opt out frequently.

Post # 16
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MrsPanda99:  I hate this, i work in a bar and the people with kids who only work part time have decided they don’t want to work xmas eve, xmas and boxing day which is fair enough they have a young family,but then they have decided they don’t want to work new years eve which leaves all of us without kids to work both which is massively unfair.

And when i mentioned it i just got well i don’t have a sitter….i’m sorry aren’t you married so the child has a father who could look after them after all you have no sitter so you won’t be going out.

But acording to them i don’t have kids so i don’t understand….. i actually can’t have children so this just makes me feel fantastic.

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