what’s Mom worth?

Posted on May 7, 2007


mother and babyStolen from Guy Kawasaki (welcome to the blogroll, Guy) who stole it from Reuters, who stole it from Salary.com, here’s a nifty little calculator to determine how much a mother’s work is actually worth, if you were hiring people to do all of that instead. Sure, it’s timed to make news just before Mother’s Day, but they haven’t forgotten fathers either: they’ve got their own Dad’s Work Calculator.

Yes, it asks for a US zip code, and the only one I know is 90210, same as everyone else who grew up part of Generation X, but go ahead and put that in if you can’t think of another. It will even print you out a pretty sweet personalized cheque and annual earnings statement at the end, suitable for framing and/or sticking on the front of the fridge. Give it to your tax auditor and watch his head explode.

But I wouldn’t take it to the bank until your kids have been out of law school a few years.

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