Working mums are actually doing the equivalent of two jobs, find study
Science is backing up what mothers have known for years
People say, ‘being a mum is a full-time job’. And now science is backing them up. So you now have incontrovertible reasons for not patronising stay-at-home mums or judging those working mums who hire help. A new study carried out by Welch’s (the juice people, obviously), has revealed some key stats, toting up how long working mothers spend at the office and then doing ‘family duties’ at home.
According to Working Mother, Welch’s surveyed 2,000 American women with children between the ages of 5 and 12. Keeping in mind the traditional working week is 40 hours, the study found they worked over double that, at 98 hours a week.
If you have some sprogs over your own, this is certainly old news to you.
On average, the women in the study started their days at 6.23 a.m., finishing their ‘home’ work at around 8.31pm, that’s a 14-hour work day. Every. Day. In these hideously long days of giving to life-mooching brats (I can say that, I was one) the women only get one hour and seven minutes of ‘me time’ each day.
How are you meant to binge whole seasons of TV in one hour? That makes no sense?
Get these women some wine, ASAP.
From: ELLE UK