Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Cheer up, Dads doing double duty is healthy
Our newspaper had about 100 stories about Father’s Day last year and now it's almost upon us again. Man, did they like Father’s Day.
However, Rick Montgomery, McClatchy Newspapers, is worried that working women will soon outnumber men.
It’s this darn recession. One guy was home with the new baby and bleating about being emasculated.
More than 4.2 million men have lost jobs nationwide since 2007. Keep this up and women will outpace men in the workplace—but not, of course, in salary, which is another reason we are all altered economically forever.
They even have a name for it—"man-cession."
Yes, some are glad to have more time with the kiddies, but it’s hard to have quality time when you are glugging underwater.
Only 30% of men said they would leave their jobs if their wives could pay the freight. This used to be almost half.
More men may want to transition into teaching and health care—meaning more education. Who is paying for that? Mom.
Some dads are becoming coaches to meet more dads and network.
Am I too snarky? Maybe I am. I always see dads getting bouquets for doing what moms do everyday. And a lot of Dads don’t do windows.
Around here, they don’t even do yardwork anymore.
We are supposed to feel bad because women will outnumber men in the workplace—hello, doing work as always, people!