05/02/2013 05:06 am ET Updated May 02, 2013

'Modern Family': Claire Loses Her Cool Talking About Being A Mom For Career Day (VIDEO)

Claire came along to help Phil give a presentation for Career Day in Luke and Manny's class on "Modern Family." But when the presentations went a little short, the teacher suggested Claire get in front of the class and talk a little bit about her career. Being a stay-at-home parent may be the most misunderstood job in the world. Unfortunately, Claire didn't make any headway in clearing up the misconceptions.

Especially when one girl in the class kept challenging her, asking her if she'd ever wanted to do something else with her life, and then why she hadn't. "People aren’t exactly lining up to hire a woman who’s almost 40 and has been out of the job market for 15 years," Claire snapped.

My mom went back to work when I was four," the girl responded.

"Oh, so there was no one at home to teach you not to interrupt!" Claire said. The AV Club loved this back-and-forth, while TV Fanatic gave Claire props for not losing it entirely on the girl.

Phil's rival, Gil Thorpe, offered Claire a job with a project he was involved in, and it made her feel good to be valued for more than being a mother. Unfortunately, she underestimated what a pig Gil is and didn't even make it one full day before she quit.

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