Motivational Mondays: Father’s Day Edition
In honor of Father’s Day yesterday, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition hosted a job rally in Chicago. The organization focuses on a number of issues in order to promote social change, according to its website.
These next few days, according to the Chicago Sun Times, the organization will offer courses in resume writing, interviewing, and money management with a focus on helping educate unemployed fathers.
Rainbow PUSH recognizes a cultural trend among our society: the idea that men need to be employed in order to uphold their duties as fathers.
Men have been taught that being unemployed is equated with failure. The truth is, with a national unemployment rate at 9.1% according to MyFox New York, more than a handful of fathers are unemployed.
But should that make them less of a father?
And even President Obama said that his hardest job isn’t being Commander-in-Chief—it’s being a dad.
The father who wants to provide for his children might have to work late hours or opt for a longer commute. He might search every day for a new window of opportunity, filling out countless applications and interviewing with companies that may or may not offer him a position. He’ll try and that’s what counts.
So today, the best thing any unemployed father can do is start the job search. It’s not an easy process and it’s not always quick, but if this country is going to be so persistent and insist that a “good” father is an employed father, there’s no time like the present.