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A MASSIVE 84 per cent of female employees believe they bear the brunt of housework at the office according to a Morgan & Banks survey.

However, the 1,000-person survey found male employees did not agree, with only 49 per cent saying it was “woman’s work” to do the cleaning up.

Morgan & Banks director Peter Emmerton said more women in the 45 to 54 year old age bracket were likely to wash “those grungy mugs” than any other age group and men over 55 were more likely to play their part than men of any other age.

This could be because men in the 55 plus age group have been better trained.

“Those earning between $50,000 and $100,000 are more adept with the dishcloth with the least likely to scrub up being people earning up to $30,000,” Mr Emmerton said.

“In spite of the hip and equal opportunity image that advertising agencies hold, 80 per cent of employees in that industry believe females bear the brunt of office housework.

“Construction and property firms, which tend to be male-dominated, also relegate the housework to the ‘girls’ with 90 per cent in this industry saying housework was a job for the women.

“There were absolutely no industry sectors who said housework in the office was equally shared by both sexes,” he said.

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