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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-09-2016, 08:16 AM
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Re: wife wants to get paid for housework

Housework is an honored shared responsibility by all residing within it!

If there is only one breadwinner within the household, then "a nominal allowance" is certainly acceptable to those family or non-family residents not having gainful employment!

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post #32 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-13-2016, 04:05 AM
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Re: wife wants to get paid for housework

OP, probably your wife saw some article advocating stay at home wives that they should get paid for the work that they do.

Which of course, sadly does not take into account the "freebies" that she's already getting ...... like a roof over her head.

While I think it's important to be mindful of the value of housework; and other activities required to maintain the household ie, bill paying; negotiating better prices on important things like utilities

People / women / feminists should not lose sight of the sweet deal a stay at home wife is getting. Even my mother -- mother of 6- who has been a Stay at home since about 1964 and has never worked for a paycheck since, very unashamedly claims to be a SAHW/M is the easiest job in the world.

I remember her saying this as we were talking about current events in 2012 in which a pundit claimed that Anne Romney had it easy. The Fox News ladies went into overdrive claiming that it is "the most important job in the world."

OP, you may want to point out how much it costs to keep the household running whether it's cleaned up on a daily basis or not. And look at the "sources and uses" of the money that flows in and out of the household. If a "nominal allowance" as Abitrator suggests is not good enough for her, then let her know how much it would cost to hire a housekeeper and see how she likes that.
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