Indeed, the report said that the average mother with children under the age of 18 works from 7am until 11pm, with tasks including those of a chef, chauffeur, counsellor and teacher, to name but a few.
In terms of challenges involved with the role of mum, 80 per cent said emotional demand was the toughest part, followed by 69 per cent that said physical exhaustion and 37 per cent that said lack of training.
Meanwhile, sacrifices included girls’ nights out for 53 per cent, drinks after work for 42 per cent and missing TV shows for 40 per cent.
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Interflora calculated the £172,000 grand salary using government data to calculate the average hourly rates for the time-consuming jobs a mum tackles.
1. Housekeeper – average of four hours a day at £11.53 per hour
2. Head Chef – average two hours a day at £16.83 per hour
3. Teacher – average of two hours a day at £17.79 per hour
4. Psychologist – average of one hour a day at £47 per hour
5. Chauffeur– average of one hour a day at £12 per hour
6. Entertainer – average of one hour a day at £30 per hour
7. Personal shopper– average of one hour a day at £12.02 per hour
8. Personal trainer – average of one hour a day at £20 per hour
9. Lawyer – average of one hour a day at £48.98 per hour
10. Nanny – average of one hour a day at £10.58 per hour
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Bethany Day, brand manager for Interflora, said: “It’s one of the toughest jobs in the world; the hours are long, you’ll never get a promotion, and most of what you do goes unnoticed but ask any mum in the world and she’ll tell you that motherhood is also the most rewarding job you’ll ever have.”
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