Go for it!!! You are completely right. We are often taken for granted in doing the "home" duties, even if we worked for 20 years and are receiving retirement and SSD. It's like we become the personal maids and keepers of the finanical, the cooks, the childcare, and the family go-to person. If we say no, then we are selfish because we are home all day "doing nothing". Hello....It takes more out of us to do one load of laundry than it does anyone else in the same house, but nobody even appreciates it most of the time. I'm sick of trying to pick up after an unappreciative family every morning when I can barely walk myself. I'm also sick of taking my child to school looking like a dumpster diver when I've had to iron the clothes and let everyone else shower to get ready. Then you help them do their hair or get a quick breakfast and keep the coffee pot made and ready for the next day. You almost never even get a cup of hot coffee yourself for taking care of the "little" tasks. For us, they are generally BIG tasks and take so much effort that we have to sit for hours just to get the pain to lessen for the rest of the day!
I tried the strike too and it worked for a while (still does sometimes) but I hate the smell of nasty dishes so I give in. I also have insisted I have some help around the house and now have a college student come in a day a week to vacuum, mop, sweep, take out some trash, and clean bathrooms. She's certainly not amazing, but it helps keep the house from looking like a bomb exploded after a while.
Let us know how the strike goes, please....and GOOD LUCK!!!!!
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