i agree with helpinneed , but no planning in scrums or anythings works, people just ping whenever they want to and say that things are urgent, so pls look into it.
It is saddening to see how many women with careers are also expected to do housework. - that too in India - where hired domestic help is cheap and abundant. Hire a cook and a cleaner - that's not going to cost more than a car EMI, often even less. Come home and eat, sleep, read and play with your kid. The cook will cook everything, the cleaner will clean everything. There is NO need to slave like this and if in a dual income family that can well afford hired help, someone is expecting the wife to do housework - I'd say consider divorce.
I wish delegation was so easy! Sadly, in most of the times, the in-laws and even the husband expect the woman to wake up before everyone, make breakfast, lunch, pack tiffin, set the table, do the laundry, make the bed and then go to office. After coming back, immediately cook dinner, set the table, fold the laundry, do the dishes.. While the entire family would just come to the table to eat... They do understand that the husband had a hectic day at work and needs rest.. is offered water and the family will surround him and chit chat watching TV. However, the same people still complain that the woman still doesn't do "enough"
I think this is the concern for all working women. How can we draw limits to each responsibility? The problem is worse when your partner is also in a highly demanding profession and can't share your responsibility even though he understands the issues.
Even I am having the same concern. I do not have a work life balance. Work, family and baby. Less sleep, but in laws do not understand and they have their own expectations. I do not even find a "me time" for myself. I have a one year old baby, but I am not able to spend enough time her because of the household work
Agree with sshali. How does one makes the in-laws understand? Although its not rocket science to understand that when a lady is working 16-17 hours a day [including household], she is ought to get tired. How difficult is that to see and grasp? ironically, weekends become more tiring than weekdays. :(
This problem exists mainly because Indian IT companies have a fetish for long working hours. Try having a disciplined fixed work hour schedule. Do planning/estimation as they do in Germany and see how things fall in place. Since you work closely with companies make them understand this.
Salute to all the Women in this World..
Yes..SShali is right...We should make our loved ones to understabd this..so that they can least expects from us..
yes that is ture we cant keep people force to understand us.
What if we as a woman understand it but other people in family have their own set of expectations from us?
I would also like to know "How can we make this thing understand to our In-laws as well"