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Poll: Are you the main breadwinner in your home?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Are you the main breadwinner in your home?".

This poll was originally submitted by Lisa Simpson, MCIL. View the poll results »



 

Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:02
Member
German to English
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50:50 May 3, 2012

We both contribute pretty much the same amount. Some months he earns more, some months I do. Sometimes it gets competitive at the end of the month to see who will make 'Employee of the Month'!

 

Sonia Hill
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:02
Italian to English
Yes, at present May 3, 2012

I didn't used to be, but my husband was made redundant a couple of years ago. He set up his own company, but his particular sector is apparently leading the recession at present and so he is in the process of shutting down and coming up with another idea. I'm therefore the sole breadwinner in our house at the moment.
Edited to add we also have two small children, so I'm supporting all four of us and paying a big mortgage on my own. It is stressful at times, but I'm scraping through each monthicon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2012-05-03 13:51 GMT]


 

Paula Hernández
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:02
English to Spanish
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Glad I am not May 3, 2012

As Mary commented, we both share that responsibility. If I was the sole provider I wouldn't have any hair left, so much stress!

 

Interlangue (X)
Angola
Local time: 20:02
English to French
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Not... May 3, 2012

... just "main": make that "only" in my caseicon_smile.gif

 

Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:02
English to German
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With Interlangue May 3, 2012

...being the only breadwinner in the household

 

XXXphxxx (X)  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:02
Portuguese to English
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Count 'only' as 'main' May 3, 2012

It's just interesting to see how many people can make a living solely out of translation (or other language-related work: interpreting/teaching) and/or even support others in the process. All quick polls are flawed by the very nature of their brevity. I'm mainly trying to get a picture of what percentage bear the burden of being the main/sole breadwinner.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 19:02
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Only breadwinner! May 3, 2012

In my case too...

 

Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:02
Member (2007)
Spanish to English
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One and only May 3, 2012

My husband lost his job over a year ago and since then I've been the one-and-only breadwinner. He's a programmer and is working on a game app, but that won't be ready for some time yet. Fortunately, business is fairly good and we've been able to keep our heads above water despite the dire economic situation here.

 

Denise Phelps  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:02
Spanish to English
+ ...
Only May 3, 2012

The dog and cat have rather limited opportunities to contribute economically to the household...

 

Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:02
Member
German to English
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Cats ... May 3, 2012

Denise Phelps wrote:

The dog and cat have rather limited opportunities to contribute economically to the household...


My cat has brought me 12 rabbits so far this week! I think he's trying to do his bit!


 

svenfrade  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:02
French to German
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The only one... May 3, 2012

supporting my daughter and myself as a freelance translator since 2008.

[Edited at 2012-05-03 12:21 GMT]


 

Denise Phelps  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:02
Spanish to English
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Definitely a May 3, 2012

Mary Worby wrote:

Denise Phelps wrote:

The dog and cat have rather limited opportunities to contribute economically to the household...


My cat has brought me 12 rabbits so far this week! I think he's trying to do his bit!



more useful contribution than lizards, sparrows and old bonesicon_smile.gif


 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 20:02
Member
English to French
Yes May 3, 2012

My children are too young to contribute, and my boss works part-time (remotely too).

Philippe


 

Giuseppina Gatta, MA (Hons)
Member (2005)
English to Italian
+ ...
Yes May 3, 2012

And I have been supporting a family of 3 by myself for the last 12 years.

 
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