Skip to comments.Study: US mothers deserve $134,121 in salary [mothers should pay money to themselves?????]
Posted on 05/03/2006 10:24:35 AM PDT by grundle
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I think the parents of the child should pay the salary.
Lets just have the government pay wifes salaries.
Let's charge the children!
A hit piece for welfare queens.
And will be on every nightly news show tonight.
My wife works about 10hrs a week at home, if Im lucky.....
I think the kids should pay after they are grown. That would definitely help my retirement.
I'll do it!!!
"A full-time stay-at-home mother would earn $134,121 a year if paid for all her work ...."
Prove it. Let's see some women pull down that salary doing all those tasks for someone. If I could earn that much money for doing the work described, I would change job in a heartbeat.
Next, the IRS will be wanting to tax this "income"...
Now com'on, what's the purpose of this survey? A salve for the oppressed? Geez.
What if you homeschool? I'd love to get the figure on that!
We'll see that proposed in our lifetimes.
Of course we could get illegal aliens to do it for $12,000 a year and no benefits.
And how many hours of housework do you contribute each week?
Mine quit. Does that mean she pays me?
If its Reuters its wrong.
HELLO FOLKS! THIS IS SOCIALITS COMMIE TALKING POINTS!
We just had a MAJOR socialist move on May 1 to make inroads to the USA.
This is third way BS. See Hitlary clinton and her third way to socialism supporters.
Divide and conquer because they must see an increase in women working at home.
They didn't figure his cost if he were to have to go out and pay a prostitute for sex.
Now...figuring they only have 3 children, the cost of sex ONCE A MONTH..... comes out to....
They forgot prostitute. </sarcasm>
So here I sit, a single man who keeps his own house, does his own laundry, cooks his own meals...way I figger it, you people all owe me. I take PayPal - you can reach me at BilltheDrill@whatascam.org. Do it today.
Well, that's it. I am going to have to lay-off my wife.
This is ridiculous.
Not to denigrate what stay-at-home moms do, at all (I have made sure that my wife can do that)... but you could hire an illegal immigrant housekeeper to do that for a lot less than $134k salary.
And, do they take into account MY extra 'careers' such as landscaper, handyman, off-hours daycare provider, vehicle driver, mechanic, security, economist, waste manager, corrections officer, tutor, gigolo, etc., that I get to do after I get home from work???
What do I get? I mean, I take care of the entire yard, the pool, the actual house sturcture, the cars and any and everything mechanical or electrical. I reach crap off high shelves and I go get hernia surgery because I pick up all the heavy junk. WTF am I worth?
It certainly proves that a stay-at-home mom is worth much more to a family than one who would sacrifice the well-being of her family in order to seek "personal fulfillment" by way of a career.
You neglected to throw in "chief executive officer" and "psychologist" to inflate the figures.
They ought to be careful -- democrats might get the idea to tax this as additional income.
That's crap. Running a house is NOTHING like running a business. They threw this "job" in here to bump up what the "salary" of a housewife should be.
Well then based on the hourly rate for psychologists, husbands are worth $400,000 per year.
I would never want to say anything to put down stay at home moms. They have the most important job in the world. But I suspect this was 'priced' out at the high end of everything, e.g. a master chef instead of a short-order cook.
a: this is a hit piece and has been used in court during divorce procedings. (a woman tried suing her husband for $120k/ annually for every year they had been married)
b: how much is the father worth? i don't know about other fathers (i assume its similar with them here tho) but when i'm not at work i feed and change children or help get them ready if we're going out, take care of the trash, do dishes, sometimes i cook dinner, vacuum, work on the yard (shovel in winter) work on improving the house... that's around the 50-60 hours a week i work.
c: how many of the jobs they surveyed would these mothers actually be qualified to do outside the home? the ones they'd qualify (unless they've had the education) for are all near minimum wage jobs.
i'm not devaluing moms.. my wife stays home with the kids, i wouldn't have it any other way, but to say that moms are worth so much and not mention that dads do alot to doesn't seem fair.
My stepmom worked a lot less. And she had no other jobs, anything.
I take care of my own lawn and kill my own spiders.
Bikini fee more than covers stud fee. ;-)
You know men who do those things? Wow. I got gypped! :)
To reach the projected pay figures, the survey calculated the earning power of the 10 jobs respondents said most closely comprise a mother's role -- housekeeper, day-care teacher, cook, computer operator, laundry machine operator, janitor, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive and psychologist.
What they are doing is called "double-dipping" . They think that a mother that has clothes washing while having a stew cooking on the stove while in an on-line chat room should be paid for laundry machine operator, cook , and computer operator all at the same time. Also, because a nurse makes x amount of dollars for cleaning up a patient that has to use a bed pan does that I should make x amount of dollars for wiping my own butt.
But you are right. It will be on the nightly news without any intelligent thought questioning it.
I am surprised by the negative reactions to this story. I read it as acknowledging the great job millions of stay-at-home moms are doing across this country - including mine.
Maybe I need to read the story again.
sounds like a class action suit in the making...who could be the defendant...perhaps they'll petition for "reparations."
Whether or not the dollar figures are entirely accurate, this article shows what stay-at-home moms have known for years. They don't get a paycheck for what they do every day (and night), but if they did, their many "jobs" would be worth some monetary value.
I remember when my husband and I purchased life insurance years ago. My husband thought that the only insurance he needed on me was enough to cover funeral costs if I died. Our agent explained to him that if I died, he would have to hire someone to do the work that I did...and that would cost money.
Also, unless I missed it in the article, they did not state that moms should be paid a salary.
Didn't notice the primary occupation on the list.
So, I wake up and make breakfast for the girls and an esspresso for my wife. At night I clean the kitchen. Some days I make dinner; weekends I help with the "big cook" for the week's food. What should I add to my salary?
Sorry. Its about the work required to maintain a household, not about salary or compensation.
I can get a good Eastern or Western European Nanny for just under $500 a week. My wife is going back to work!
Poor henpecked husbands. Now their stay at home wives will beat the hell out of them with this info.
Perhaps it serves a purpose in making women feel a sense of worth beyond the obvious benefits of being a stay-at-home mom. Also might make a few men sit up and take notice of how much their wives and the mothers of their children actually do. :)
Now we know how much of a TAX CREDIT Fathers should get, so they can pay their wife.
No one is denigrating the work that mothers do. But it is silly to overinflate them into a monetary value that is ridiculous.
It is this exaggeration that many here are having fun with. Yes, wives and mothers (stay-at-home and otherwise) perform valuable functions. So do fathers and husbands. Neither should be doing these because they expect to be compensated like a chief executive officer for it.
That's why I am divorcing my wife and marrying one of those beautiful Mexican illegals. She'll do the job for 10% of that.