Stay-at-home mother's work worth $138,095 a yearThis is pure, unadulterated feminist propaganda, meant to appeal to the narcisstic, self-centered mentality of the typical American entitlement princess...and it's intent is to further the destruction of the nuclear family.
Where to begin....
The 10 jobs listed as comprising a mother's work were housekeeper, cook, day care center teacher, laundry machine operator, van driver, facilities manager, janitor, computer operator, chief executive officer and psychologist, it said.
First of all, this study makes it's most idiotic error based on the assumption that the average wage for a cook, a laundry machine operator, a van driver, a facilitis manager, a computer operator, psychologist etc. is a realistic basis to compute the jobs a stay-at-home mother does.
Of course, this doesn't even consider the following: the average wages for these jobs are what workers are paid to do those jobs for a complete shift of work! Stay at home moms at most cook 3 meals a day for 1-4+ people (depending on the size of her family, of course), while professional cooks will spend 8 hours in a restaurant kitchen cooking for up to hundreds of people a day. Same goes for "laundry machine operator."
In fact...who gets paid to operate a laundry machine the likes of which households have? The only "laundry machine operators" that do that sort of job full time are the folks that run machines for large hotels or something similar...and again, they are usually operating these machines for 8 hours at a time, doing laundry for hundreds of rooms to make that wage.
As for the other "jobs?" Computer Operator? Are you fucking kidding me? Surfing the Internet to find a recipe or read up on the latest celebrity gossip or carrying on an internet affair on MySpace is considered a job they should be paid for?
Psychologist? Psychologists go to school for years to attain a degree to work as a full time psychologist to build up a practice that involves seeing 8 or more patients a day to make the kind of average pay this so-called report undoubtedly used in this garbage of a "calculation."
As for "Chief Executive Officer," the claim to that job title for ANY housewife strains credulity. CEO's make executive decisions that direct an entire organization of people that affect every facet of the companies actions. Although it's true that a housewife can and does make such decisions that affect her own family, it is nowhere near the scope of what a CEO does on a daily basis.
The typical mother puts in a 92-hour work week, it said, working 40 hours at base pay and 52 hours overtime.
Such a ridiculously inflated estimate would only be accurate if you count watching Soap Operas and Oprah, gossiping with friends on the phone, shopping, carousing at Starbucks or supervising the illegal immigrant housekeeper...
A mother who holds full-time job outside the home would earn an additional $85,939 for the work she does at home, Salary.com.
IF she focused on attaining the degree and experience for ONE of those so-called "jobs" for a career profession for an extended period of time...like being a professional psychologist or cook for a fancy restaurant. Other than that...can anyone name for me where they can make 85 thousand a year as a housekeeper, day care center teacher, laundry machine operator, van driver, facilities manager, or janitor? Because if such jobs exist, I'd quit my current white collar job for one of those in a heart beat!
Salary.com compiled the online responses of 26,000 stay-at-home mothers and 14,000 mothers who also work outside the home.
AHA! Now we KNOW why we get such superficial, artificially inflated crap like the so-called results we have in this "News Story" that is really nothing more than feminist propaganda. They asked women themselves what "job titles" they have for their work in the home - which is where we get such asinine and inflated job titles like "computer operator." Why not "Director of Human Resources" for giving their kids allowance and "Fashion Consultant" for dressing the kids for school? How about "Art Critic" and "Interior Designer?" Why then we could say stay at home mothers should be making 1 million dollars a year!
The true fact of the matter is really this: having a stay at home mother committed to raising her children and creating a happy environment for her family to raise the next generation of healthy, productive citizens is PRICELESS.
But the aims of the feminist-sympathizing Reuters in releasing this propaganda is further continuation of the subversion of traditional culture by disenchanting stay-at-home mothers to make them feel underapprecieated so that they divorce their "oppressive" and "exploitative" husbands, abandon their kids in day-care, and enter the workforce to get paid their "value."
It's purposeful and malicious lies promulgated to sow the seeds of dissatisfaction and disenchantment in the minds of women who are the greatest threat to the feminist movement: the example of fulfilled Mothers that enjoy the opportunity to stay at home and raise their children while being supported by bread-winning Fathers - the very structure of the "Patriarchal" nuclear family.
This "news story" is really just another piece of evidence that the mainstream media in the Western Society is really nothing more than liberal biased outlets meant to disseminate socialist-feminist propaganda and influence the masses of useful idiots to further their goal of re-shaping society by destroying it's foundation - the nuclear family.