An annual survey from by workingdads and workingmums found that men want a better balance between work and family life, similarly to women.
Around half of working dads said their career had been put on hold since becoming a father and 70% felt they needed to stay in their current role because they fear they would not be able to find another position with flexible working.
The survey also found that a quarter of working dads felt their managers did not understand that pressure of balancing work and family life.
Generally, men want more flexibility, but around half said they do not have enough in their current role. In fact, 42% said flexible options at work would be the one thing to boost their career development.
Nine out of ten dads said a four day work week would be a great way to balance work and family life better and the same statistic of moms agreed.
“These results show thousands of dads are suffering and frustrated at work. Yet the answer seems very simple,” said James Millar, editor of workingdads.co.uk. “If more employers embrace flexible working it would improve the lives of all parents by giving the option to find the right balance between work and life. More parents are researching what family support is available at the application stage when looking for work.”