Work with no paycheck no disqualifier for a job

info@islandpacket.comAugust 23, 2013 

In an Aug. 16 story about Jenny Sanford considering the job of president of the College of Charleston, the reporter wrote this:

"Sanford, 50, has no experience working in academia. Her last full-time job was as an investment banker on Wall Street in the 1980s."

I beg to differ. It seems to me that her present full-time job (being a mother to four boys) should certainly help her understand young people. I assume the reporter meant her last full-time paying job. This reminds me of the Hillary Rosen quip about Ann Romney not having worked a day in her life.

Why is it that if a person does not earn a paycheck, one is not considered to be working? Although I have a bachelor's degree in education and taught school, I was a stay-at-home mom for 26 years, and I worked every single day. The pay was hugs, kisses, thank-yous, etc., from my husband and four children.

I say Jenny Sanford is qualified to do whatever she chooses.

Anne S. Grace


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