Being a single parent is never easy – but being a single parent to eight children is extremely taxing both emotionally and financially. And one would think that a mom would do whatever she had to do to make sure her kids were taken care of, right?
She receives almost $40,000 a year in welfare benefits because she just can’t keep a job.
Why? She says she can’t get hired because she’s too attractive.
“They’re not really after me working there, they’re looking for something more,” the former stripper told The Daily Star. “I think they’re just dirty big perverts. They’ll say things like, ‘What do you do when the kids aren’t around, would you fancy going for a drink, would there be anything else you’d like to do in the garage other than work on cars?'”
“I’m sick of driving into a garage where most mechanics seem to think, ‘We can rip her off, she’s a woman,’” she said. “It’s always been my dream and women are always getting ripped off — I want to put a stop to that.”
“You’ve got women in the police force, in the Army, we have the skills, it’s just that men see us as sex symbols,” she said. “I’m not going to be able to get the experience I need in a garage full of men. But there aren’t any women mechanics in my area, so I don’t know where it’s going to come from.”
Marie, dubbed “Octomom”, previously served as a personal support worker, but since she only logged 16 hours a week, she was still able to claim benefits. The problem is that $6,000 was cut from her welfare total AND her kids no longer qualified for free lunches at school, so Marie insisted she was “better off not working”.
However, on an appearance on U.K. show This Morning, she revealed she would rather save those care worker wages to get breast implants, because “‘child tax credits and working tax credits pay for the kids.”
What’s that now?
“I am doing this for myself not for anyone else,” Marie told The Daily Star. “I feel after having eight children I need a little bit of help firming things up.”
For what it’s worth, she noted her boyfriend would be footing the bill. Now that’s love.
“I’m trying so hard,” she lamented. “If someone would just give me the opportunity, I would prove them wrong. I know exactly what I’m doing.”