It’s a truth universally known that stay-at-home mums work hard. Really hard.
They scrub bathrooms, do the accounting, make three meals a day (plus snacks) and make sure the emotional needs of every child are being met. They are (like all parents) super heroes.
But work stay-at-home mums do is often perceived as a labour of love and adoration, rarely being perceived as actual labour. However according to Salary.com, if their work was converted into a salary it would be… a lot.
The website researched a range of jobs and various tasks that stay-at-home parents complete throughout the day, such as Laundry Manager and CEO, and came to the calculation that the job is worth AUD $225,000 per annum. Wow.
And to top it off, with the average 9 to 5 job equating to 40 hours working a week, being a full-time parent equates to more than two full-time jobs.
Stay-at-home mums are on call 24 hours, and carry, among other things, the emotional and administrative weight of a home. So their work week would equate to 96 hours.
They’re essentially running a small company. But with children. Any job with a description like that is well worthy of a six figure salary in our eyes.