Too Tired To Screw, Exercise
A web-based caregiver service conducted a study that resulted in an unsurprising finding–working Americans are on average, too tired to screw their spouse or workout. According to a recent survey commissioned by Care.com, 62% of working parents are too tired from managing their work and home lives to phone a friend, have sex with their spouse, or hit the gym.
The survey of 600 parents ages 18 years and older was conducted online from February 22 through March 1, 2011. Results also showed that 25% of those surveyed would take a job with a pay cut if it offered more flexibility. Furthermore, 34% said they depend on nannies or babysitters to keep their lives running “smoothly,” and 62% find childcare crises stressful. Though 58% have backup plans when schools close or caregivers are unavailable, just 10% depend on their employer for a such a benefit.
Finally, 35% of parents think the work-life balance is most stressful while 24% think finding a provider to trust with their kid is more stressful than maintaining a good relationship with their partner, 18%, or succeeding in their career, 11%.
I suppose the only answer the survey is offering is to use Care.com. I wouldn’t search for a childcare provider online but maybe I’m alone in doubting the screening capabilities of a website.
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