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Gender pay gap again

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
A Finextra member 27 May, 2008, 12:24Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes Or pay someone else to do it and keep the weekends for fun and pleasure like your partners do.
Elizabeth Lumley
Elizabeth Lumley - Girl, Disrupted - Crayford 28 May, 2008, 15:57Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

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.

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 02 June, 2008, 16:24Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes I couldn't agree more.  Life is too short for housework and cleaning. 
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