Can I be paid for this job?

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  1. Trablogger says:

    From whom are you expecting the pay is the next question. 😉

  2. Ashwini says:

    If I can outsource something and be happy with the quality, i’d rather outsource it and spend that time fuitfully. But I do some of these chores for myself, to feel at peace. So I don’t really mind doing those chores.

  3. Shilpa Garg says:

    Oh, I wouldnt mind getting paid for the household chores. And since I love doing them and I am good at managing my home and that I have been doing it for 20 years, I think my payout should be pretty handsome. But who is paying me??

  4. G Angela says:

    Important question parul 🙂 Yes sometimes I think I need to be paid for all the work in the kitchen and maintenance of the house… and I find ways and means to ensure that I am acknowledged in some way or the other:) things have improved for 18 years of living together ….. sensitivity, maturity and understanding is grown and I am glad that we are evolving together.

  5. Soumya says:

    Sigh, I hear you.

    The amount of work I do at home, I should be paid more than what I am at work. Of-course Cal helps me around once in a while, but the onus always falls on the woman for meals, clothes and keeping the house clean.

    At times I get frustrated and want to throw it all away. The unfolded/unwashed clothes, the dishes in the sink or the vegetables to be cooked. But then reality strikes and I go back to doing it.
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  6. Rajlakshmi says:

    The most cherished and precious thing in my home is my dishwasher. I don’t know where I would be without … Probably in a heap of dirty dishes. Household activities consume a good part of our weekends… From laundry to gardening… Sigh if only someone paid me.

  7. Sigh!!! I live on my own so there can be no division of work though the quantum is less too!! I agree this should be incentive/paid work so that we are more enthused about it. One thing I have to say that I feel loads better after tidying up the house – some sort of relief at it looking spic and span!!! Do you feel the same way?

  8. Mali says:

    This made me laugh. Thank you for reminding me there are others who feel the same way I do. I like to have a clean and tidy house, especially when I have visitors. But I also think that there’s no point in doing the household chores when they can wait another day! lol I’m quite lucky though – my husband does a reasonable share of the chores inside, and almost all of them outside. I do all the mental and emotional chores though – remembering birthdays, thinking about what help his elderly parents need and prodding him to do it, organising our social outings and holidays and trips, etc etc etc. He thinks I do it for fun. Sigh.

  9. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Yes, Parul, I remember this article that appeared in the Times of India years ago. I asked hubby the same question, as to how much should I get paid for all the work I do at home. In return, the guy simply applied extra cheese to my bread slice and said this is what he would rather give me than depositing 5000 bucks in my account! I had written a post pouring my heart and some of my anger in the rant I wrote on my blog. He said, I can take any amount of money I wish to, there’s really no need to “ask” for a fixed amount for the work I do! That guy, I tell you….he has a way with words and always has me stumped! 😛
    But, there are women who aren’t as lucky, so I feel there should be a fixed amount they can really earn for all the work they do in their homes…at least they will have something to support them in their time of need.

  10. Modern Gypsy says:

    Well, that is an interesting question you pose. We hear a lot about housework being one of the largest unpaid “sector”, but like Corinne, I wonder who will pay me for the housework? I think the best “payment” comes from a division of responsibilities. That way neither partner feels like they’re doing “all the work.”
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  11. Rajiv Bakshi says:

    Good to see Indian ‘ men ‘ coming of age , in helping their better halfs in cooking , laundry . 😀😄😄😄

  12. upasna says:

    I wish to be paid in amount of time spend together.

  13. Agree with you Parul. Homemaking is the most undervalued profession where someone, particularly a woman sacrifice so much for the entire family. It’s one the reasons that I prefer the term homemakers to anything else which I believe is derogatory and doesn’t honor this work.

  14. If only! But then who’s going to pay me and what will I pay my husband for all the chores he does? 🙂

  15. This question will always pop in my mind too, But as soon as it arises, it will pop out as a bubble. Since I feel always I’m getting paid for all these by the unconditional love of my hubby, son, family, and friends.
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  16. Jess says:

    I have instituted a chore-chart to try to get the cleaning to be more equally divvied up. It used to be that I did more of the inside and he did more of the outside, but he hired a lawn service and somehow we still don’t have a cleaning lady… 🙂 I’m glad the stats are climbing more towards equity. I feel that as the years go by hopefully more men will be raised to know that housework is EVERYONE WHO LIVES IN THE HOUSE’s responsibility (I know a lot of guys who never learned to do laundry because they were told their future wife would do it, WHA?). I do tend to do most of the laundry… maybe leave a sheet around that says what the per-piece price would be if you sent it out? 🙂

    • Parul Thakur says:

      I agree that raising plays a lot of part there and how men assume that they would have someone in their lives do it – mums, wives or sisters.
      i like that idea of leaving a piece 😛

  17. Michael says:

    I’ve lived in homes where the folding was each person’s responsibility especially as they got older but if you are talking little ones then either mother or father are the ones to do it and watching TV is one way to cope with it.

  18. I’m not sure how to get paid, but mundane tasks can be great for letting your mind wander – maybe you’ll be inspired for your next writing project! I like to listen to podcasts while I do things like laundry. It’s almost like reading! 🙂
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  19. Anonymous says:

    At my home, for every house work we do, we get 1 point in our jar. For adults, 1 point = 2$ and for kids its 0.25C.
    End of the week, we count how much we earned and buy pizza 🙂
    My 2 year old puts away his shoes and laundry 🙂 nothing like pizza to motivate

  20. Ugh, I wish! If I was paid, I’d be a lot better about sweeping the floors. 😉

  21. Shilpa says:

    This question pops up every time in my mind when I do the household work.

  22. Obsessivemom says:

    If one was paid for housework I’d be a lakhpati as would scores of women across the world and would perhaps be looked upon with more respect. Glad to see those stats and that the men’s share was going up in housework.

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