HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

McCormick Taylor strives to foster a company culture that feels more like a family. We’re dedicated to improving the work-life balance of all our employees. This Father’s Day, we asked a few dads about how they juggle family responsibilities and work commitments. Read on to learn how these dads do it, and how McCormick Taylor helps.

Jeff Drumheller, Visualization and Multimedia Designer II

What does McCormick Taylor do to help you improve your work-life balance?

McCormick Taylor has always been incredibly understanding and supportive of work-life balance. I firmly believe the key factor is the people who make up the company. From leadership to the interns, we all have the same mantra: we are a family at McCormick Taylor. When you are family at work, work-life balance becomes second nature.
 

Do you have any advice for new dads in the workforce?

I think the best advice I can give new dads is: YOU CAN DO THIS. Not only that, but you can do this better than anything you have done before. It isn’t going to be easy, but it’s worth it. Don't just tell your kids you love them every day, show them.

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Nestor Kurtz, Marketing Manager

What does McCormick Taylor do to help you improve your work-life balance?
McCormick Taylor offers a great amount of flexibility when it comes to ensuring a happy and healthy work-life balance. The ability to arrive early/leave early or arrive later/leave later has helped with both child care and attending milestone events!
 

Do you have any advice for new dads in the workforce?

As a new father, the best advice I can give at this time is to make sure to try and spend as much time with your child as possible. They’re developing so quickly and being present for their firsts is rewarding! Also, two items that have been a life-saver with helping my daughter sleep are the Marpac Dohm Elite White Noise Machine and the TaoMix 2 app.

Mike Maholick, PE, Vice President, Transportation Services

What does McCormick Taylor do to help you improve your work-life balance?

I feel wholly supported by McCormick Taylor at all levels to have a healthy and balanced lifestyle. I am encouraged to equally give my family, my career, and my personal needs the care and attention they need. McCormick Taylor offers me the flexibility to adjust and shift my work schedule and work commitments to help me maintain a healthy balance that works for me. Even more so, my friends and colleagues treat me like family and are willing to adjust their own schedules or take on things for me to help me with my work-life balance.

 

Do you have any advice for new dads in the workforce?

Enjoy every minute of it and share in all the aspects of parenthood and fatherhood. Take time to notice all the small things with your child. Take time to share in the wonder and amazement of each new experience your child has each day. Always be there in a responsible and caring way—but also be present and enjoy the moments of all the emotions you will share. Every chance you get, hold and hug your child gently and tightly. Be a steadfast father, but also connect with your own inner child and sense of wonder while doing that.

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Andy McLean, PE, Project Manager, Water Resources

What does McCormick Taylor do to help you improve your work-life balance?
The flexible hours and culture at McCormick Taylor allow me to work at the schedule that works best for me and my family. If I need to take time for appointments or other unexpected things that pop up, there is never a concern. I like to live by the work hard, play hard motto, and I think the culture at McCormick Taylor conforms to that mentality. I was able to use my sick bank time when my son was born to take two weeks off, which was a great experience and allowed me to really enjoy my time as a new dad.

 

Do you have any advice for new dads in the workforce?
Prioritization is always important, but it is even more so when you are a new dad. It always seems to be a juggling act, but through prioritization, you can make time for those fleeting moments of newfound dadhood.