Thursday, May 03, 2007

Even Less than the Minimum

This is appropriate, given the looming approaching Mother's Day holiday:
Women's unwaged labor. (There's a lot of it) (via feministing)
The typical mother puts in a 92-hour work week, the company concluded, and works at least 10 jobs. In order of hours spent on them per week, these are: housekeeper, day-care center teacher, cook, computer operator, laundry machine operator, janitor, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive officer and psychologist. By figuring out the median salaries for each position, and calculating the average number of hours worked at each, the firm came up with $138,095 -- three percent higher than last year's results.

Even mothers who work full-time jobs outside the home put in $85,939 worth of work as mothers, according to

Yeh. Tell me about it.

Anyway, I gotta go. The laundry needs to be switched before I pick up folks from work and afterschool activities. Later.

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