: Aboutime Survey Shows Some Interesting Results

Times are proving difficult for some even if there has been an uplift in certain parts of the economy.  We have been very lucky – our customers are still with us.  Even in those difficult recessionary times many Aboutime customers wanted to stay.  They were saving in other areas but were hugely reluctant to add further stress to their lives by letting us go!

This was something that really shone through in a recent survey we undertook. Over 1000 people either in a relationship or with a family answered a few simple but thought provoking questions.

I thought I would share some of the press release information with you.

All this information confirmed that things have not changed much since I started Aboutime – the last thing I wanted to do when I got home from work was clean the house or argue about it! We have found with families or individuals who use our services that the one thing all see as an immediate benefit is the reduction in stress levels and quality added to their lives.

The removal of the need for any one person to be responsible for cleaning with the introduction of a home cleaner means a better balance within the home, and that underlies the fact that we have had very little reduction in our client base during the recession.

Did you know that at the most recent count there are just fewer than one million women in the workforce in Ireland, which shows a great advancement within the country from the dated idea of the "little wife at home". And yet, as the survey reveals, the trend of women carrying out the bulk of the housework continues.

It amazes me. Women are making huge strides within the workforce; we have had two female Presidents and recognition, equality and stability in the work place. Is it not time that we had equality in the household too?

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