BEING A WORKING WOMEN – STILL DO HOUSEWORK…..Perfect management

Working women still do housework – Isn’t that stating the obvious…? Women today are working harder and earning more money than their mothers at the same age, and that’s helped some of the nation’s poorest families move up the economic ladder. There has been a “huge increase” in women pursuing their careers, and availing of higher education, they’re still expected to keep things ticking over on the home front.

As for the less fortunate, middle and lower class working women, it’s a daily, non-stop 5 am- 11pm routine for most part of their lives…with no domestic help either in the form of maids or in-laws at home. The lower class working woman is generally the bread winner with often a husband who is an alcoholic and wouldn’t hesitate to beat her up or the kids if his wishes are not fulfilled. It’s an accepted and a natural way of life for the Indian working women to do housework. It’s no big deal! From the time they are born, the conditioning starts. House work first starts like a game with dolls and toys that consist of a set of pressure cooker, gas-stove, mixer etc. As she grows up, her gradual initiation into household chores is a natural progression.

When a woman enters her professional career, she is told to think like a man, act like a lady and work like a dog if she aspires to compete with her male counterparts. However, at home, it is dinned into her that she is just a wife, a mother, a daughter, a daughter-in-law and a mother-in-law She should not bring office work home or talk shop at home. It is perfectly natural for the man to be in a “discussion” on his cell phone or a conference call on the dining table, in the bed room and even the bathroom. But ……………………..why people forget that she is the one who stands on her one feet from morning till bed time. She manages all her work very efficiently whether it be the office work or the housework. At home she spend most of her time in doing house hold work like cleaning , laundry , cooking varieties (as per her family members taste…..something for her in-laws ,for her husband and for her kids).

In India, doing housework is still and largely considered a woman’s job – whether she is working or not. If the maid or cook doesn’t turn up, then it’s the woman who quickly enters the kitchen to rustle up something and clear the sink…Not everyone can afford to order food from outside. Work life balance hardly exists for the Indian working women.

So, working women (still) doing housework – I repeat – is stating the obvious…! …..AND the Indian working women are the perfect role models for multi tasking .

 

HATS OFF TO WOMEN……

 

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Shalini Abhishek

Shalini Abhishek

She is an HR manager by profession. She loves cooking, shopping and travelling to different places. In her free time she reads news stuffs and does blogging for the same.
She is happily married and has a beautiful family.
Shalini Abhishek

Shalini Abhishek

She is an HR manager by profession. She loves cooking, shopping and travelling to different places. In her free time she reads news stuffs and does blogging for the same. She is happily married and has a beautiful family.

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