Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Six-Figure Job You're Not Being Paid For

Salary.com is getting its annual boost from its goofy story on how much moms would get paid if at-home work was valued at market rates. Not much has changed since last year -- though upward pressure on wages means a $4,000 "raise" is what moms would be worth.

Despite having a year to fix it, the survey still does the same things wrong as last year. They still assume at-home dads work significantly less than at-home moms, and they assume that the mix of work is different, with dads doing stuff around the house that has a higher value in the marketplace.

Salary.com may have very good reason for twisting the number this way, and if they ever wanted to justify their contention that the work of at-home dads is somehow signficantly different, I'd love to hear it. But as it stands now, it's just puzzling ...

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