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What do your parents do for a living?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Nathaniel72, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. inter71

    inter71 Well-Known Member

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    Father: In Poland, retired high rank army officer with PHD degree. In Canada, reputable millwright in food industry. He also designs and builds doughnut machines, belt conveyors, etc...

    Mother: unemployed accoutnant
     
  2. East2West

    East2West Well-Known Member

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    Father: Engineer
    Mother: Economic Development in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos ( = lots of traveling)
     
  3. RedScarf7

    RedScarf7 Well-Known Member

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    Both my parents are engineers. Highly educated prostitutes, the both of 'em.
     
  4. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

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    Dad is retired lawyer/diplomat/Nigerian govt civil servant. Mom is U.S. civil servant.
     
  5. Listi

    Listi Well-Known Member

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    Dad works at big pharma.
    Mom is a retired synthetic chemist.
     
  6. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Well-Known Member

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    Union strong! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Dad is retired lawyer/diplomat/Nigerian govt civil servant. Mom is U.S. civil servant.

    I think I recently received an email from him, informing me of my winning ticket in the Nigerian lottery. He was kind enough to offer to claim my prize for me for only a modest fee.
     
  8. Bradford

    Bradford Well-Known Member

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    My father is a semi-retired MBA, lawyer and CPA who specializes in tax and corporate law and also dabbles in land investments and real estate development when he's not playing golf.

    When I was growing up, my mother spent her time on Junior League and Art Museum League projects. She now volunteers for Republican Party candidates and activities.
     
  9. suited

    suited Well-Known Member

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    Dad - all around swell guy
    Mom - nice lady
     
  10. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    Father--died December 6, 1941
    Mother--died October 6, 1997
     
  11. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Well-Known Member

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    ^
    was your father in the war?
     
  12. RSS

    RSS Well-Known Member

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    I think I recently received an email from him, informing me of my winning ticket in the Nigerian lottery. He was kind enough to offer to claim my prize for me for only a modest fee.
    I once responded saying that I didn't need any more money because I had too much ... and wondered if he might help me unload some of mine. Within a week, I had to get a new e-mail address.
     
  13. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    aside from having jobs that aren't really that interesting to most folks, my dad used to partly own a strip club in the 90s. pretty notorious even. he once told me to just go over there with my friends and sign for everything ( I don't know if that included the girls ) but I never gotten around to even step foot in it. damn.
     
  14. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Well-Known Member

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    aside from having jobs that aren't really that interesting to most folks, my dad used to partly own a strip club in the 90s. pretty notorious even. he once told me to just go over there with my friends and sign for everything ( I don't know if that included the girls ) but I never gotten around to even step foot in it. damn.

    This is probably grounds for having your ManCard revoked.
    The not steeping foot in the strip club, that is...
     
  15. HORNS

    HORNS Well-Known Member

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    Mom worked insane hours to put dad through grad school in physics, then stopped once he got a job.

    Dad worked at NASA for 35 years -- lots of stuff related to spectrum management and tracking stations. No clue where on the GS schedule he ended up, but it was pretty substantial for government work.

    He retired in January. They bought a canal boat in Amsterdam a few months ago and will spend half of every year on it meandering toward Paris. Mom volunteers at the Smithsonian. They're busier (and having more fun) in retirement than they ever were with work/raising kids.


    [​IMG] God-bless them!

    Dad was a high school science teacher, then principal, then a superintendent of schools. He retired back in 1998 at the age of 56.

    Mom was, and is, what I consider a "professional mother". This is her life, and she did a damn fine job at it. Every evening we had a sit-down dinner with food always cooked from scratch.

    They are both still very much in love and live on 400+ acre lake, in a house that they had built based on Dad's drafts.
     
  16. MumRaww

    MumRaww Active Member

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    - Dad is a psychologist with a PhD.
    - Mom is a journalist working at a fairly prominent TV station heading one of their news-related programs. One of the finest if I might say so!
     
  17. MasterOfReality

    MasterOfReality Well-Known Member

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    Mother - nothing
    Father - retired, was a bulk carrier / tanker captain. Retired 5 years ago at age 55. Was making around $180k a year before retirement, now makes around $100k from investments so they are finally relaxing and enjoying life to the fullest.
     
  18. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Father: Disaster Relief Coordinator
    Mother: 2nd grade teacher/ Real Estate
     
  19. Night Owl

    Night Owl Well-Known Member

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    My dad sells building materials to Japan. Makes around $50k

    My mom gives dying people sponge-baths part time for minimum wage. Makes around $12k

    They are divorced.


    so would you say being poor is genetic or enviroment

    Mother - nothing
    Father - retired, was a bulk carrier / tanker captain. Retired 5 years ago at age 55. Was making around $180k a year before retirement, now makes around $100k from investments so they are finally relaxing and enjoying life to the fullest.


    pretty harsh yo, mom raised you right
     
  20. dave333

    dave333 Well-Known Member

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    Mom went form pro mom to pharmacist, dad went from plasma physics to wall street to running a web design company.
     

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