Monday, February 25, 2008

Another reason it sucks to be unmarried and childless

Another reason it sucks to be unmarried and childless
This hysteria was sparked by a report released Friday by Britain's Trades Union Congress finding that single, childless women in their 30s are more likely than mothers, fathers and childless men to do unpaid overtime work. Among childless women, 24.2 percent work unpaid overtime, averaging 7.4 hours a week; 17 percent of mothers put in unpaid overtime, averaging 5.7 hours. Interestingly enough, men who do put in unpaid hours clock the most overtime on average; fathers put in an average of 8.3 hours, compared with 7.4 hours for single men.
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1 comment:

Feh23 said...

To quote the article...
"Single and childless woman in your 30s, listen up. While tending to your 12 cats, freezing your eggs, desperately scanning profiles and polishing off that pint of Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby, you're also, according to a new report, doing more unpaid work than your wedded stroller-pushing rivals!"
After vomiting in my mouth, my next action was a big ol' "Thanks for pointing that out Captain Obvious".
Seriously, one shouldn't start an article insulting the people the article is supposedly geared toward. Not all single women are cat obsessed, egg freezing, husband seeking, binge eating, depressed balls of neuroses. From the tone, I'm guessing the author is probably childed, and more than happy to have her childfree, single, female coworkers pick up her slack for free.