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Poll: Are you the main breadwinner in your home?
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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
Cyprus
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Yes Jun 1, 2013

There is just me (and two cats!).

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
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old question Jun 1, 2013

this question comes up every now and then.
Anyway, answer is yes, my wife works but here salary covers only a minimum part of our family needs (someone says because her salary covers a lot of her private needs just joking)


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Carmen Grabs
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I am the only one Jun 1, 2013

unless I asked my horse or my dog to go to work for me instead

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Teresa Borges
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Yes Jun 1, 2013

I was the main, and only, breadwinner for 30 years+ when my children were growing up. Now that they have (slowly) left the nest one by one I still am…

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I'm lucky Jun 1, 2013

I'm lucky because the answer is no.

This means I don't have to break my back and I can refuse anything that doesn't appeal to me, I don't ever have to do a translation I don't feel like doing.

Before we had the kids I earned more than my partner, but then I worked very little while they were small. I actually started working in translation while at home with the kids, and was able to acquire experience gently.

I am comfortable knowing that if I suddenly needed to earn more, it would be perfectly feasible since I'm always turning stuff down


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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
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yes just me Jun 1, 2013

I'm single with no kids, so yep, it's just me.

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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The one and only :) Jun 1, 2013

Perhaps this could be boosted by saying: the bread is earned by.. I, me, and myself. Just kidding (aside from the incorrect gramma.)

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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
Portugal
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Yes Jun 1, 2013

I have been the only breadwinner for the last 21 years.
I support one other adult - and, more recently, the Portuguese fiscus, it seems.


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
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The only Jun 1, 2013

I am the sole breadwinner for my family of four. My wife had a job, but the quit it once my freelance career took off and she gained the confidence that I would manage to keep the wolf off the door on my own steam.

But indirectly she contributes by being the sheet anchor of the family. Without her, I would not be able to spent so much time on the job and would get bogged down with household chores.


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Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington  Identity Verified
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Same here Jun 1, 2013

Balasubramaniam L. wrote:

I am the sole breadwinner for my family of four. My wife had a job, but the quit it once my freelance career took off and she gained the confidence that I would manage to keep the wolf off the door on my own steam.

But indirectly she contributes by being the sheet anchor of the family. Without her, I would not be able to spent so much time on the job and would get bogged down with household chores.


I am the only breadwinner now that our children are grown and gone and only my wife and I remain a t home, but as Balasubramaniam wrote, without her hard work in other fields I would not be able to spend so much time translating.


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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To paraphrase Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington: Jun 1, 2013

Balasubramaniam L. wrote:

I am the sole breadwinner for my family of four. My wife had a job, but the quit it once my freelance career took off and she gained the confidence that I would manage to keep the wolf off the door on my own steam.

But indirectly she contributes by being the sheet anchor of the family. Without her, I would not be able to spent so much time on the job and would get bogged down with household chores.


I am the main breadwinner now that our children are grown and gone and only my husband and I remain at home, but as Balasubramaniam wrote, without his hard work in other fields I would not be able to spend so much time translating.


Said husband retired at the grand old age of 47, but I labour on while he does all the chores
that a household needs: shopping, cooking, cleaning the loo...
Actually, I need to do a bit more now as he's started doing everything a pro musician does (concerts etc), without being paid. I suppose this is what retirement is all about: doing what you love and to hell with the money.


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Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
United States
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No Jun 1, 2013

My wife and I work together, though I focus more on translation and she is now working more on her photography career. We have a joint project that we are working on now that we're really excited about.

I promised her before we got married (just last year) that we would be millionaires, so far I haven't kept that promise, but I think we're just as happy enjoying the freedom that we thought could only come with large piles of money.

That and I think we can still be millionaires..


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Steve Kerry  Identity Verified
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Bread? Jun 1, 2013

I prefer the term "Steak and Scotch Winner" myself...

Steve K.


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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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other Jun 1, 2013

I answered other because we pretty much break even. We're never quite sure who will win 'Employee of the Month'!

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