The article presents an investigation into the effects of global working life has on working fathers’ family roles. The research reveals that the working fathers are prone to absence to their families, which impacts negatively on their ability to play fatherly roles. The study focused on Norwegian fathers who worked far from their homes and have little time to visit their families. Missing fathers in homes leave families unstable in terms of guidance and a general feeling of security. Consequently, this article presents useful information on how employment can create a state of fatherlessness in homes and how it impacts on the welfare of homes.