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For wealthy men, the grass ceiling

By Reuters Staff
October 15, 2008

taylor-two.jpgWomen have long bumped up against glass ceilings as they try to advance to upper level executive jobs.
According to research from the Harrison Group, a market research and strategy firm in Waterbury, Connecticut, when it comes to housework wealth men are dealing with barriers too, although it’s unclear where those barriers come from.
“Women handle the household’s employment, treasury and other functions” and are making real money for the family, said Jim Taylor, the group’s vice chairman who regularly researches how rich people behave.
Men work long hours at their jobs and at home they are now allowed only to care for lawns, shrubbery and maybe the swimming pool. That gives rise to the new term “the grass ceiling,” Taylor said at the Reuters Wealth Summit.

–Svea Herbst

Comments

How many times?
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
Good day all, ty Mr. Byrne,
Jim

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