Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Repost: What do you want more: $$$ or vacation?

I've contributed to the Orlando Sentinel's Moms at Work blog since 2010. The blog is changing content management systems and my old posts will no longer be available to the public, so I'm reposting them here, in the order that they were originally posted.

Jan. 16, 2013

Working moms, which would you rather have: a year of vacation or a 20 percent salary bump?

A study from Working Mother magazine reports that most moms would rather have a 20 percent pay raise than take a year off from work. That sounds about right to me.

The survey, which was sponsored by the Chase Slate credit-card company, also indicated that moms are the chief financial officers of households, and as CFOs, generally are responsible for about 75 percent of household spending.

More than half of the moms say they work outside the home because they are focused on or interested in their careers, and not just for the money -- but at the same time, about 85 percent of us want to be better moms in 2013 than we were in 2012.

Do these results surprise you? Read the rest of the information from the survey at

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