I didn’t need a national survey to tell me what working women (especially moms) need: More money and more time. Duh. Don’t we all? There’s never enough of either, and we’re too damn tired to figure out how to invent a time-maker or plant a money tree. (But we totally could, if we had the time and money.)
I was slightly curious about one factoid from the new 2008 Working America Ask a Working Woman survey:
If working women had more available time, they are most likely to say they would work another job, ahead of spending more time with friends and family, exercise, taking a class and getting more sleep.
Really? I guess I’m in a better financial place than a lot of people, because a second job is the last thing I would do with extra time. I would definitely spend more hours with friends and family–and maybe squeeze in a little nap. Take a class? What the …?
I, too, find it sad that eight in 10 respondents said having children hurts their career and job prospects. It’s probably true in many cases (though I don’t think it’s been for me), which is both ridiculous and wrong.