I was reading an article about Alison Storr.
She has made a profession out of personal concierge services and charges between $4,000 to $10,000/- per month for performing the duties expected out of an average home-maker.
In today’s world, we recognize the contribution made by our domestic help, our driver, our security guard, almost everybody, but no statistics ever captured the contribution of a housewife. It is well known that the economists do not not attach any value to the services provided by a house-maker/wife to the family, the elderly or the kids. The government take their contribution to the GDP as zilch. More often then not, even the family often does not appreciate them as much as they are worth. Its well known that whenever a guy works late, or is up all night taking a conference call from home, the person who suffers the most is the wife. Yet I have hardly ever heard of a employee’s wife being rewarded for the sacrifices she made for the good of the company.
In today’s job market the skills get outdated very fast, and even one year of break from the career could seriously jeopardize a woman’s prospects of being able to earn her own living. Then why do females give up their careers, their high paying jobs?
Maybe I am being naive, but i am always puzzled by the actions and the decisions of a lady.