Mail readers struggle with the concept of placing a monetary value on housework. According to a survey by a mobile phone company
, the average mother spends 70 hours a week on chores and childcare, which is worth £37,000 a year at the going commercial rate.
The birds in your garden look after their offspring for nothing. Lets please have team of 'researchers' demanding payment for them too.
- Dave H., Cambs, UK., 21/7/2011 9:30 Rating 15
Well after this, I expect to read a similarly styled article about how much a wife should be earning if she charged her husband the same rates as a 'lady of the night' for every time they bedded.
- SittingOnNettles, The Thunderdome, 21/7/2011 16:45 Rating 21
Mrs Nettles would be a millionaire. After one date.
Boo hoo - staying at home is such a chore! Good job you can't watch TV, have a sleep, go for a walk, shop, eat, relax whenever you want. Sounds hard!
- BHubert Toshing , Ackrington Stanle, 21/7/2011 12:23 Rating 13
Rubbish ! My wife left me 6 years ago.I`ve replaced her with a cleaner for £90 per week.On top of that I don`t have to pay her credit card bill,feed her, buy her clothes, pay for a car ,take her on holiday or put up with constant verbal abuse. The truth is most women can`t keep themselves and sponge off men.
- m d clayton , middlesbrough, 21/7/2011 12:19 Rating 12
Wife replaced by cleaner. Classy.
Nobody forces them to breed and lets face it, nine times out of ten its the womans choice or one of those - Oops - accidents they arrange to avoid going out to work JJ
- JJ, Perthshire Scotland, 21/7/2011 11:42 Rating 2
What I can't understand is why we have to put a 'price' to it at all, for either sex. Do we not look after our family/house/self through self respect and for our own well being and not for a 'price'. This is made up by people with too much time on their hands and I'm sure causes needless aggrevation between couples.
- bob the courier, Glasgow, 21/7/2011 10:04 Rating 92
Men work for money. Women work for self-respect. And so it ever was.
should i pay my mum and sisters for cooking and cleaning for me? lol
- guy, uk, 21/7/2011 11:42 Rating 3
Oh for those halcyon days - women's lib has destroyed this. This country was far better when men worked and women stayed at home looking after the home and the children. Divorce rates were lower, children were better behaved and this country was a much better place.
- Cathy, Watford, England, 21/7/2011 8:52 Rating 72
We didn't ave much but we was appy.
WHY SHOULD THEY BE PAID FOR IT? THEY CHOOSE TO HAVE THE KIDS, THIS IS A LIFECHOICE NOT A REASON FOR PAID EMPLOYMENT. ANYWAY THEY DO GET PAID TO BREED IN THIS COUNTRY ANYWAY, SO THIS STORY IS LITTLE OUT DATED ASWELL.
- disgusted taxpayer, manchester, 21/7/2011 8:15 Rating 14
Well, It is womens work after all.
- steve, ederfvyh, 21/7/2011 10:57 Rating 30
You, sir, are cunt of the day.