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Gender pay gap again

27 May 2008  |  2942 views  |  1

We’ve heard before that women are getting paid less than men for various reasons – they give up work for children, discrimination and so on. Now, research from the University of Essex says that women are earning less than men because they spend more time doing housework. Apparently women in couples spend up to eight hours a week longer on housework than their partners and a lot of it is done late in the day when they could be doing overtime in the office like the men are doing. So ladies, if you want to close that gender pay gap, leave the cleaning until the weekend!

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A Finextra member | 27 May, 2008, 12:24 Or pay someone else to do it and keep the weekends for fun and pleasure like your partners do.
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Elizabeth Lumley
Elizabeth Lumley - Girl, Disrupted - Crayford | 28 May, 2008, 15:57

Or just lower your cleaning standards! Learn to love dust. (and encourage husband/partners' cleaning activities by ingorning the lack of hospital corners)

Once you have put a child in the equation of work/family/life balance--let cleaning slip further down the priority list.

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A Finextra member | 02 June, 2008, 16:24 I couldn't agree more.  Life is too short for housework and cleaning. 
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