A Woman’s Work is Never Done
We hope you and your family celebrated Labor Day this week with some quality time together. But the annual holiday to honor the American work force got me thinking about our Consultants and the contributions they make to their own families by owning their own Pure Romance business.
Here are some sobering figures for you: In 2017, the ratio of women’s to men’s weekly earnings was 81.8 percent—that means for every dollar a man makes, a woman makes just under 82 cents for the equivalent job. That’s a drop of 0.1 percentage point since 2016, by the way!
The study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research also shows that women’s median weekly earnings in 2917 were $770, compared with $941 for men. If you follow the progression of the wage gap as it trends now, the study shows it would take until 2059 for women and men to reach earning parity!
Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t plan on still be working in 2059, and I especially don’t plan on working for less money! That’s why I am so honored to be associated with so many terrific Consultants around the world who not only value their leisure time, but their work time as well.
Because Consultants know what their job is worth: It’s worth extra income to their families to pay the bills and have a little left over at the end of the month; it’s worth the time that a flexible schedule allows to take the kids to school, to watch them play soccer, to be there when they come home; it’s worth the peace of mind, knowing you’re doing your best to provide for your loved ones.
Perhaps a woman’s work IS never done but a woman’s work is valued by her family, her colleagues, her friends. We at Pure Romance are so lucky to have our amazing Consultants working for us, but more importantly, working for themselves. So Happy Labor Day every day!!!
Want to read more about the wage gap? Check out the full study by Pew Research.