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@riyasam (16571)
India
September 10, 2008 6:09am CST
why is a house wife not considered as working??????is only working outside home considered as work???
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9 responses
@Cannonball (3635)
• France
11 Sep 08
I suppose people don't call it work because they're not getting paid for it and if I'm correct working is considered as earning money right. But,yeah it doesn't mean what they do is not honouring,I would be happy if I had to stay home and take care of it
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
11 Sep 08
hope people have your mentality!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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• France
11 Sep 08
Thanx a lot, It just started with you and me
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@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Anyone who has been a housewife will tell you it is a harder job than any other. It is just getting the husbands to realize that! Especially if there are children in the mix. It isn't a 9-5 job, it is a 24/7 job!
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
12 Sep 08
i am a housewife and i know how hard,especially when i am not appreciated.
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
11 Sep 08
Of course not. They are working.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
12 Sep 08
thanks.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
10 Sep 08
Because traditionally that's what the husbands got to see. The hard work outside, come home, everything is nice and orderly, and on weekends, when Sundays were still rest days, not much was done. They didn't and sometimes still don't get to see how much work goes into the upkeep of a household. Especially since we now have laundry machines, vacuums, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, .... well shouldn't life be super easy for a housewife..??? Lol. Anyhow since sharing of responsibilities became more popular and men began to pitch in with the housework, there is a bit more appreciation for it. Some institute calculated that a full-time housewife and mother covers so many responsibilities and jobs that if you would have to pay for it the woman would make $130k plus per year. My husband sometimes takes me for granted and gets upset when the house is not up to par, but he quickly gets a reminder when I tell him to go clean it himself to see how much work it is. He also gets renewed appreciation, when he has to take care of everything when I'm sick and out of commission. Last time I was out for a week and at the end he asked how I do it all.... well, sometimes some things just don't get done, lol.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
11 Sep 08
i think the blame should go to mothers who brought them up with that thinking.
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• Indonesia
10 Sep 08
Opinion aboout this is different. I aggreed if house wife is a job. She take care of usiness in a home. Take care of the kids, cook a food and bring the kid to school, anything kind of house job. That's what we call "job" too.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
10 Sep 08
it a 8-hour job?????does she get payed????????
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@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
Here in the Philippines, it is already recognized that housewives are part of the working force and that in their own way they contribute a lot to national development. In the past, housewives were not given such recognition but lately it is now accepted that the work they do in the house is also very important as taking care of children and the family in general is a very indispensable contribution to the national economy. If men tried to change places with their wives for one day, they would realize how difficult the work done by by their wives is and they would not readily change places again.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
10 Sep 08
good thinking!!!!!hats off to you!!
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
12 Sep 08
Riyasam, this probably is one of our society's greatest mental blocks! Its really unfair to underestimate the job of a home maker. She is always on 2zx7x365. And guess what its a thankless job! I make it a point to appreciate my mom wherever and when ever possible. She feels good. That's the least we can do for them. It doesn't take much actually.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
12 Sep 08
you are so right,mimpi.i donot go out of the way to appreciate my mom.the feelings just comes and i become so happy when she is elated.
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I am a working woman myself. In the house! Yes, I am a domestic engineer.Lol! I do take my job seriously. Of course a house wife is working. Busy keeping the house in order, cooking,doing laundry amongst some other miscellaneous things. Also raising a child or children. We just don't get paid for it. I would like to work outside of the house at some time in the future. I like to be with my son and raise him while my husband is out working. One day I think I might like to return to school for some higher education. I will do this when my son gets a little older if possible.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
12 Sep 08
domestic engineer!!!lol.if only all thought so!!!!!
@biggerb (2028)
• India
12 Sep 08
Let me tell you I am a full time house-wife.I have never taken up a 9-5 job ever in my life.But to generate some extra income and to keep myself busy I have taken up part time jobs, done small businesses from home etc.For all this, if I commit a mistake no one has shouted at me or I've never had targets to fulfill.I have been at leisure with myself and I have been my own boss.Let me tell you inspite of all the work we do at home I would never trade places with someone who works outside the home.Its really tough.The tension and stress they undergo is tremendous.Maybe they bring home fat pay packets I tell you they really undergo hell.This is my personal view.Hats off to those who are able to do something which I can never do.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
12 Sep 08
thanks for sharing.