Yes, it is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate our Mother and the good works of all Mothers that we know. My mom’s work always amazed me growing up, and now my wife’s tireless works amaze me even more (and make me appreciate the hard work all Mothers do day in and day out).
Every year usually there is a survey that says if Mothers were actually paid for their duties they would earn $X, and this year is no exception. This year’s value says mothers should be paid $126,593.00 according to Salary.com . Given the hours Mothers work that isn’t as big a salary as you might get (working 12-14 hours a day 7 days a week), and my bigger concern is who pays that? I can’t afford to have a Mother on my payroll if I had to pay that much! Guess, I’d have to get a second job, to pay.
“But they should try cleaning their house with little kids running around and messing it up right after them.”
The salary calculation for mothers also took into account the roles they fulfill as laundry machine operators, computer operators, facilities managers, van drivers and janitors. With overtime work averaging about 54.4 hours a week, stay-at-home mothers worked a hefty 94.4 hour work week.
Points are well taken and well understood by most Fathers as well.
If a Mother works in the home her entire life, she gets CPP at the end of it, but not much else either, so the job has lousy benefits too.
Another interesting point about Mother’s Day is it used to be the day when the most long-distance phone calls were made (according to AT&T in the U.S.), however, Father’s Day was the day the most COLLECT phone calls were made, which sums it all up nicely.