Do you re-do your partner's chores?
Women spend up to three hours a week re-doing household chores that men did to an unsatisfactory standard, according to a study by U.K. supermarket chain Sainsbury's.
According to the Daily Mail, chores and housework women re-do after an unsatisfactory job by men include throwing clothes into drawers without folding or arranging them, fluffing pillows on couches and beds, and wiping down the worktop of the bathroom or kitchen counter after washing up.
A spokesman for Sainsbury's clarified, however, that four out of 10 couples are splitting their chores evenly. "Modern day men do more household chores than ever before, and nearly half of all couples now share working and looking after the house together," he said.
The study also said that two-thirds of women appreciate when men help with the housework, even though they often end up re-doing the work themselves.
"Although it's impossible for women to do everything themselves...if jobs aren't done to the desired standard by their partner, often many feel they could do better themselves.
"Perhaps it is the case that men just don't care as much and don't realize how much work goes into having a clean and tidy home - and after a long day at work they are more concerned about putting their feet up than plumping pillows or pairing socks." Sainsbury's spokesman said.
A study by Statistics Canada from July said that women in Generation Y (born 1981 to 1990) spent more time in the workforce and less time on housework.
And a cover story by Time last year declared the "chore wars" over in the U.S., finding that men and women work roughly equal total hours when both paid and unpaid work is factored into the equation.
When we asked the CBC Community who did the chores in their household, 44.2 per cent said they split duties equally with their partner or spouse.
Are you satisfied with your spouse or partner's housework? Do you end up re-doing the chores if they aren't completed to your standards? And for parents, how satisfied are you with your children's chores? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)
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