The controversy continues!
There’s now some concern over just how widespread is the practice of having your au pair work more than 45 hours a week.
Let’s try to put some numbers in this — I’d love to get an empirical assessment of this practice…
Problem is that an online poll will NOT give us a SCIENTIFIC count… it will only tell us something about the small group of host parents who will actually take the poll on this blog.
- Not everyone who has an au pair reads AuPairMom, so it may be that there is higher (or lower) percentage of rule-breakers in the host parent population than among AuPairMom readers.
- And, not everyone who reads AuPairMom likes to take the polls — posts usually get 10 to 20 times the pages views than the # of voters in a poll — so a poll is FAR from exact.
Let’s do it anyway though, just to get some kind of picture. And please, if you’re a reader who is a Host Parent, vote in the poll.
Au Pairs, please do *not* vote in this poll. You’ll get your own as as soon as I can put one up.