Notoriously known as “Octomum”, Marie Buchan is making headlines again. This time she’s claiming that she’s unable to get a job in her field due to her good looks. Previously, Marie received flack on certain choices she’s made that include:
- Collecting $2,000 dollars a month in benefits
- Money used for selfish reasons
- Hiring an agent to capitalize her fame
Marie has been criticized by some for “mooching off the system”, as she’s been living off of benefits since she gave birth to her first child at 19.
Though Marie dreams of becoming a mechanic, she claims that she is unable to find work in a field full of men. “They’re not really after me working there, they’re looking for something more,” Marie explained to The Sun.
Marie has made several television appearances voicing her opinions despite some people criticizing her approach.
She had initially made headlines when people found out she was using her “wages” for superficial things like funding a music video, and wanting to get a breast augmentation.
However, Marie believes that being a parent is a tough, full time job in itself and that finding a job in her field is even harder.
Studying to be a mechanic, Marie speaks out about sexism in the industry and wanting to put an end to it. “I’m not going to be able to get the experience I need in a garage full of men,” she told the Daily Star.
When questioned about why she continued to have children when she couldn’t afford them, Marie explained that she didn’t expect to be left alone.
She also ensured that her children were all going to attend school and university so that they will be able to give back to the system.
After all this media attention, the outspoken “octomum” hired an agent in order to handle her social media appearances.
In a recent interview with The Sun, Marie shared that she’s an attractive icon and partook in a photo shoot bearing minimal clothing to prove how “unemployable” she is.
Marie, who formerly worked as a landscaper, says that she wishes to be taken seriously in her field and is tired of women getting ripped off.
“You’ve got women in the police force, in the Army, we have the skills,” Marie tells the Daily Star, suggesting that women are much more than attractive icons.
Despite living off benefits and “cheating the system” to some, Marie is due to finish studying in March, and is still determined to achieve her dream job.
Currently living in Birmingham’s Selly Oak, Marie is determined to gain experience and work with other female mechanics.
Although some people believe that Marie is living a selfish life style and “sponging” off the system, it appears that she’s insistent to make a change and work for her own money.