We can’t af­ford not to work and we need help at home - doesn’t make us lazy…

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS... -

On the topic of hir­ing maids and how much they should be ex­pected to do etc, I work 10 hours a day and, like most fam­i­lies we can’t live on one in­come in “our lazy gen­er­a­tion” as you put it. If I had the lux­ury to stay at home I would and in­deed I would clean, cook and do the school run. But I work and there is ab­so­lutely no way on earth I could do all these things alone and my hus­band nei­ther as he works even more than I do. So be­fore say­ing we are a lazy gen­er­a­tion, we are a gen­er­a­tion with a lot of un­cer­tainty, hav­ing to change coun­tries to es­cape fi­nan­cial cri­sis and risk­ing be­ing fired from one day to the next and work­ing hard to make ends meet even though we are su­per-ed­u­cated. My mom, who did not work, says it was al­ready hard to look af­ter a fam­ily, imag­ine how women feel to­day with hav­ing to work for less pay than men and putting in more hours whilst tak­ing care of the ma­jor­ity of child rais­ing and house­hold work??!!! LAZY? I don’t think so. Come on UAE

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