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Thirty-seven percent of working dads would leave their jobs if their family could afford it, CareerBuilder.com’s annual Father’s Day survey finds

Available Online http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?AC...
Publication Date June 11, 2007
Author Anonymous
Source PR Newswire
Source Type Press Release
Summary

Focuses on the results of the annual Father’s Day survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com. The results indicated that 37% of working dads would leave their jobs if their spouse or partner made enough money to support the family, while another 38% would take a pay cut in order to spend more time with their children. In addition, the results indicate that working dads spend more time at work than with their children. A career counselor at CareerBuilder suggests some tips to help working dads maintain an effective work-life balance: (1) Keep in touch by making a quick phone call to let your children know you are thinking about them; (2) Plan a potluck at work where employees can bring their children; (3) When at home, make sure you are spending time with your family and not thinking about work; (4) Keep your work events and family events on one calendar; and (5) Make time at least once each week for a family outing.

Keywords work-life balance, working fathers
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Anonymous (2007, June 11). Thirty-seven percent of working dads would leave their jobs if their family could afford it, CareerBuilder.com’s annual Father’s Day survey finds. PR Newswire [online]. Retrieved June 15, 2007, from www.prnewswire.com.

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