In a U.S. News article published on June 13th, author Rachel Pomerance explores today’s challenges for working fathers taking on childcare responsibilities:
At 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Andrew Hamer logged in remotely to the network at Monitor Deloitte – the management consulting firm where he works – and sent instructions to his team. He noted that he would arrive at the Toronto office around 10 or 10:30 that morning after taking his son to daycare. As the founder of “Deloitte Dads,” a local group focused on navigating the demands of work and family life, Hamer says he’s learning from colleagues and guest speakers about how to advance at work while remaining an active parent.
“I represent sort of a new generation of dads that more and more are taking the position of: ‘I understand that there are tradeoffs in pursuing my career goals, but career versus father is not a tradeoff,” says Hamer, a 30-year-old dad to two young children. “I will have both.”
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