cost of woh
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|Sat, 06-07-2003 - 11:28am|
He wrote down all the costs: the cost of the DCP, the cost in gas for the commute, the cost of the lunches at work everyday, the coffees, the budget spent on work clothes. He also found that most WOH come home and are tired, so they don't usually cook at home, so there was a cost for evening meals that were purchased factored in to some of the tallies. Anyway, he wrote down all the they were spending in order to keep this job, and what do you think he found?
In most cases, the WM was really only adding about $200-300 extra per month. Some weren't even bringing home that much, depending on the pay of the job, some were working only to cover the cost of daycare.
So, he gave them practical solutions on ways that they could save money, and be able to stay at home. Since this is what they wanted to do, they were really happy to learn that by frugal living they could cover the small amount that they actually were bringing home, and be able to be there with their kids instead.
Something to think about if you want to stay home and think you can't afford it. :)