“Nah-nah-nah-nah, I work harder than you do.”
Sorry, but, for working mums, a new UK survey that finds there are plenty of women without children who feel they put in more effort at their jobs than their parental peers sounds a lot like a playground taunt.
According to the Daily Mail, the survey of British working women conducted by Red Magazine in the UK, finds 40 percent of childless employees say they work harder than the parents in their office. On the other hand, 78 percent of the non-parents do note that being a working parent seems to amount to two full-time jobs. Yes, this survey was done across the pond, but we’re guessing the results would be similar here.
For their part, the newspaper notes, most working mums surveyed (96 percent) don’t think their childless colleagues harbored any ill-will when they needed to leave work for family obligations. Guess again. Forty-one percent of those without kids said it was “unfair as they are left to pick up the pieces,” according to the Mail.