When we go to work, it is an unwritten rule that all other roles are dropped. We are no longer the parent, comedian, writer or whatever else we do when we’re at home – we are our job. While it may be easy enough to forget about our hobbies at work, forgetting our responsibilities as a parent is far harder.
Parental policies have changed in recent years, but sadly it seems as though the culture of work has not really caught up. Women are still expected to be mothers, while men are expected to focus on their career and ‘bring home the bacon’.
Parent passports have the potential to help fathers become more visible at work. They would be voluntary documents available to human resources which could hold all the relevant information on employees that have (or are expecting) a child. The passports would be gender specific to men in order to dispel…Read more