Monday, June 30, 2014

Caring and sharing

I already knew I was very much in the minority as regards having taken parental leave, but appreciated that the circumstances were right for me if not for many men. What's evident from the likes of this article is that the change in the regulations was just the start, and that workplace culture is also going to have to change if more men are to feel able to take up the opportunity. It's farcical that in the twenty-first century there should still be a stigma associated with men taking an active part in childcare.

It was also interesting (though not surprising) to see that more men are refused flexible working requests than women, though the figures are still relatively low (18% and 10% respectively) - all of which naturally makes it more frustrating that my own request fell on deaf ears...

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