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    Sun Aug 22 2010

    I wasn't aware it was a "job".Do they have to fill out W-2s ? Joking aside,it can probably be a lot of work,but is "good" or "bad" depending on the situation.For example, a housewife with one well behaved kid & a nice husband probably has it made while a woman with 5 brats and an abusive hubby is destined for misery.

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    Sat Jul 31 2010

    That description sums it all up, if you're living in the 50's. The majority of couples nowadays both have to work to pay for expenses. In many cases, housewives who stay at home do so because their husbands have a salary which permits it. This often means that they can also usually afford small luxuries, sometimes larger ones, depending on the husband's profession. I've met a few dozen housewives in the NE US both in business and in social settings. Many of them had husbands who had jobs that earned 6 figure salaries (or close). I can count on one hand the number of housewives who actually fit the description written for this category, and that was usually because they had several kids (their choice) involved in many activities. Some of these housewives would pay hundreds of dollars for language instruction and not even show up for their classes (and thus waste their husband's money). A lot of these women were the most arrogant and judgmental tools I've ever met. Worst job in... Read more

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    Mon Jan 11 2010

    Depends on a lot of factors. My mother had it pretty good. I was a well behaved boy after a line of some what well behaved girls.

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    Mon Jan 11 2010

    Perfect job for those involved in a love - hate relationship. In other words, love it when you hand me your pay check...just hate to see you sticking around while I spend it.

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    Thu Dec 24 2009

    I think a housewife is a job in itself. It can be challenging but at least their isn't a boss yelling at you unless you count the kids.

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    Sun Dec 21 2008

    depends on who you are married to

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    Tue Dec 16 2008

    This varies too much on an individual level - I think it is what you make of it.

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    Fri Oct 17 2008

    It is not bad!

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    Wed Oct 08 2008

    Ok so this review sucks because this is the best place to be. Home!!! It's where the heart is!!!

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    Tue Oct 07 2008

    well, it doesn't have to be like that per say I don't think it's quite the worse job out there....

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    Mon Oct 06 2008

    i dont like the choices for reviews they give on this one. it isnt the worst job ever its just extremely stressful!

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    Tue May 06 2008

    not bad if it is your choice. it was mine. after baby number two was born we decided I would quit my job and stay home to take care of kids. do errands. cook, laundry etc. no pay for this job. but has not been bad. If someone was forced to stay home when they wanted a career, or if they were treated like crap could see why they would be miserable. for me I have been fine.

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    Mon Apr 09 2007

    It depends, some find it more rewarding to be home with the children and taking care of their family because it's more hands-on than not being home. I could see it getting a bit boring when all the kids are in school, but I don't think it's a bad thing for a woman to stay home if she so chooses...same with a stay-at-home dad.

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    Mon Mar 26 2007

    oh yeah, rough

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    Thu Dec 07 2006

    I wish I was able to stay home and raise my kids instead of sending them to a sitter all day. It's painful to know that my babies are seeing seeking someone else's care for 9 hours a day. You truly lose something when you don't have that time with your children. Where I live the living expenses are so high and the taxes are so impossible there is no way I couldn't work. I consider it a luxury to be home. The ease of knowing you are taken care of and are not a slave to the alarm clock is worth whatever bordeom that could arrive. The only time I have time to do something with my family is on the weekends - and I'm usually swamped with chores and bills. If you are a housewife count your blessings.

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    Wed Nov 29 2006

    I can see that as being a bad job in someone's eyes because it doesn't pay or it gets boring day after day but don't criticize it because some actually enjoy it.

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    Sat Jul 16 2005

    I've never been a housewive, and don't plan to make the changes necessary to become one. I would imagine that it has it's ups and downs, but a job that is ultimately rewarding when done well. I'll certainly agree that it's the most unappreciated.

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    Wed Jul 13 2005

    The description is inaccurate of ALL housewives. I enjoy being a housewife. Yes I end up cleaning a majority of the time, but I don't mind. A woman should be able to be relaxed while taking care of the children. If a woman is happy and relaxed, she will most likely make good, loving desicions for her family. If a woman is home taking care of the house and being relaxed, the man can come home to a relaxed environment after working hard all day. I am happy after all those years of work, work, work, that I can finally have a relaxing relationship with my family. One thing I do believe is that some men consider it nothing that housewives can't understand what goes on at work, etc. But that is not true. We do understand, but one part about being a housewife is you are always at home, you don't get to have a break or vacation days, etc. You are always the housewife. I don't believe it's the worst job, far from it. But I also do know it's the most underrated.

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    Wed Jul 13 2005

    To quote Bill Cosby: I've seen the boss' job, and I don't want it.