Working mothers busy but happy…says survey
What does that mean exactly? who knows!
Another new survey that doesn’t actually tell us anything new; not really. Bottomline is mothers are working in roles they may not want to work in, so they can contribute to the household purse.
But there is another way.
It’s what entrepreneurial mothers do. That is to work out what’s needed both in terms of money and the time available to spend, and then build and design what works best for both considerations, plus the family.
The following are bits of the survey to read:
Working mothers don’t have enough time in the day and feel guiltier than stay-at-home mums, but they’re just as happy even though they believe their careers often face a glass ceiling, according to a US study.
But the study found that although 59 per cent of women work or are seeking work, many remain conflicted about the competing roles at work and a home, feeling far more guilt about how they are balancing work and children than fathers.
They are more likely than either stay-at-home mothers or working dads to feel as if there is not enough time in the day.
Four out of every 10 say they always feel rushed, compared with a quarter of the other two groups, according to data collected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with 62 per cent of working mothers saying they would prefer to work part-time.
Only 37 per cent of working mothers would prefer to work full-time compared to 79 per cent of working fathers saying they would prefer full-time work.
The researches said this study showed mothers would prefer to work part-time but the realities of the job market meant it was going to be more difficult for women to find flexible jobs.
“Working women are left to wrestle with the competing demands of work and family.”
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I repeat, it’s what entrepreneurial mothers do.
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