Does Having a Family Cause Your Career to “fizzle out”?

Being a family man in my forties, I can relate to the topic of this article (link below). Children can consume (and deserve) a lot of time and family resources. So, it’s reasonable that workers with families have a lot to juggle, in addition to nurturing and growing their careers.

READ: Most Men Stop “Leaning In” To Their Career By Mid-Thirties

In a lot of ways, however, having a busy family and also loving my work has helped me learn to work smarter in addition to harder — making better use of my time, eliminating chatter or non-productive activities (when I can), and constantly re-prioritizing to make sure important stuff gets done.

Ultimately, I’m not sure I like the perception — if it exists — that family men will work less or be less productive or flexible in their jobs. Even if it is sometimes true, it lays the foundation for discrimination. I suppose women have been battling this perception in the work world since the dawn of time…

Article Link: http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/most-men-stop-leaning-their-career-their-mid-thirties/66662/

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1 Comment

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