I guess my point was that the vast majority of people who participated in this thread weren't viewing SAHMs negatively at all, they were simply responding to the question of whether they should revieve the same financial benefits as a working mum.
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10-07-2013 12:38 #291Senior Member
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10-07-2013 13:31 #292
Irl I find sahm's (in my circle of friends) do begrudge working mums and the ppl but doesn't seem to be the consensus here. Which I appreciate. I get annoyed when I read sahm's getting upset or stating they are devalued by the government because they don't get 'paid' the same as working mums. It's totally different.
10-07-2013 17:44 #293
10-07-2013 18:10 #294
As a family with one income earner no I do not believe we should receive as much as 2 income families, that's why we get FTB part B.
10-07-2013 18:13 #295
10-07-2013 18:18 #296
Ok, have read this whole thread now. I'm pretty gobsmacked by the views some people hold, on both sides of the fence.
I work part time, 2 x 12 hr shifts. It is not always easy or ideal, as my role requires me to work a flexible roster and there is very little flexible childcare out there. On the whole however, it is right for my family. I often sacrifice sleep and a social life so that I can work the hours the effect my children the least. Sometimes I hate being a working mum, sometimes it seems too hard, like there is not enough of me for everything. I often have to remind myself of my family and our goals: to live where we are happy and be financially stable.
A pp mentioned that being a SAHM means she can volunteer at school, etc. I volunteer too. I jump through hoops so that my kids don't miss out on having a mum. Being a working mum does not mean that you do not do all that stuff too.
I don't see why this us vs them attitude exists. Many pp's have made great sacrifices to be SAHMs, changing their lifestyle and going without things I probably take for granted. One even mentioned moving across the continent. To me, that is a huge sacrifice. On the flipside, many make huge sacrifices to go to work. Many work the night shifts so that they can be with their kids during the day, or voluntarily take roles they enjoy less simply because it fits in with their lifestyles.
Let's all just get along! Peace out!
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10-07-2013 18:34 #297Senior Member
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10-07-2013 18:38 #298
10-07-2013 18:46 #299
Maybe I missed something but I'm just replying to the OP. I don't believe we should receive as much government assistance as double income families.
If we had 2 families both couples- one double income one single income, both earning 90K total a year the double income family would pay less tax, the single income family would receive FTB part B which makes up for this. I don't believe the single income family should receive more $ via BB than the working family does via PPL. The single income family won't lose any income when the baby arrives the double income family will.
ETA maybe I should have said more than double income families? I think it's fair as it is basically.
10-07-2013 18:55 #300
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