I think it's great that Jeanne Goodman-Nelson can afford to raise her two daughters rather than pursue a salaried career ("To Mother, Cost of Working's Too High," View, Jan. 13). However, she needs to realize that not all women have the luxury to exercise the option she has chosen.
Many women, especially those raising children as single mothers, are forced to work at jobs that pay the paltry $1.85 an hour (after allowing for the hidden costs of job related expenses) that Ms. Goodman-Nelson is so proud to turn down.
If Ms. Goodman-Nelson were to find herself without a source of income for a period longer than two months, she, too might be willing to accept such a low-paying job.
It's clear that the middle-class status she already enjoys is what enables her to reject a less-than-enticing job. However, women from less comfortable situations cannot afford to be so discriminating.