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SOURCE Andrew Garrett, Inc.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freud famously said that after all his years as a psychotherapist, "I still have no idea what women truly want." One prescient financial services company believes it does know what men truly want-at least in one important regard-and is focused on giving it to them. That company is a full-service wealth management and brokerage firm, Andrew Garrett, Inc., which has 25 locations and a network of seasoned investment advisors serving clients throughout the world. Now actively expanding, what they want prospective employees to understand is that being highly successful in one's profession and also being a "good dad" need not be mutually exclusive, as was the case for past generations of fathers.
Says the company's founder and CEO, Andrew Sycoff: "We understand there are tradeoffs in pursuing career goals. But even the most ambitious men today want to be 'hands-on' fathers. They don't want to have to make excuses for missing the soccer game, the recital, the parent-teacher conference. Understandably, they may want to work from home if their kid is sick."
In addition to this kind of flexibility, other advantages that Andrew Garrett, Inc. offers to its registered investment advisors include a relaxed atmosphere with greater freedom to manage their workload, participation in the company's vetted deals along with being able to bring in and work their own ideas, plus what Andrew Garrett promises is "the best back-office support in the industry."
As Mr. Sycoff adds: "We encourage people to make the time to be with family. People who are happy at home are happier at work. We also want them healthy, so there are no 20-hour days. And if you need to work from home or take time off for a 'sanity day,' you will find us understanding," he smiles.
Aaron Rochlen, a psychology professor who researches men and masculinity at the University of Texas at Austin, says that fatherhood is becoming "kind of a cool part of men's identity," citing new celebrity role models like Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat star and single father who authored A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball. And according to a 2013 Pew Research report, "Modern Parenthood," the roles of mothers and fathers are converging. The report concludes that there is "no significant gap in attitudes between mothers and fathers: 56 percent of mothers and 50 percent of fathers say juggling work and family life is difficult for them." Interestingly, 23 percent of moms say they don't spend enough time with their children, while a full 46 percent of the men shared that sentiment.
"At Andrew Garrett, we believe men should also be able to advance at work while remaining an active parent, and we practice what we preach," says Mr. Garrett. "This is a great place to work, and we're looking for more good men, and of course women too, to join us."
For more on this company and its many available opportunities, visit www.andrewgarrett.com.
Contact: Robert Schaffer, Andrew Garrett Inc., 212.682.8833
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