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What do your parents do for a living?

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

  1. Nathaniel72

    Nathaniel72 Senior member

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    My dad is a locksmith who is self-employed and my mom does book work for a machine shop that her fiance's son owns.

    The poll is for parents annual income, you can select more than one if you'd like.
     
  2. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    You did not give me an option.

    My Dad is deceased and my Mom is retired in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. for many years.
     
  3. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    my mom is going on permanent disabilty but was director of a social services organization in brooklyn for years. my grandparents helped but i grew up pretty fucking poor.
     
  4. dshin

    dshin Senior member

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    My parents own a dry cleaners....and we are Korean. Who would have thunk it???
    They both started receiving social security in about a year ago...but they are still going strong, running their business every day.
     
  5. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    Accounting and programming.
     
  6. Davidko19

    Davidko19 Senior member

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    small business owner and receptionist for a doctor.
     
  7. Eason

    Eason Senior member

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    My dad is a professor/researcher at a uni, mom teaches french.
     
  8. BP348

    BP348 Senior member

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    Heavy equipment operator and nurses aide.

    To this day I have no idea what my parents made. Income wasn't something discussed at my house. But I have a general ballpark.
     
  9. v.freeman

    v.freeman Senior member

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    Restaurant of the Chinese variety.
     
  10. APK

    APK Senior member

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    My mom was a music/English teacher until her brain exploded and my dad was a self-employed advertising-type dude/boozer.
     
  11. Saul Silver

    Saul Silver Senior member

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    Both of my parents work for the government, in exchange they get decent salaries, good benefits and the hatred of Tea Partiers everywhere.
     
  12. Jarandas

    Jarandas Senior member

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    My father is an engineer, designs and improves turbines and gives seminars from time to time.

    My mother has a degree in literature, and was a teacher until she gave birth to my younger sister (that was 30 years ago).
     
  13. random-adam

    random-adam Senior 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.
     
  14. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Both my folks are retired. Dad used to work for a supermarket and my mom used to work for a bank.
     
  15. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Mother died in 1982; dad in 1990.
    So nothing.
     
  16. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    Father - Physician
    Mother - Software Engineer (but quit to take care of the kids, my older brother & I)
     
  17. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Mother - Calf model
    Father - Professional Jai Alai player
     
  18. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    single mom - 3 jobs, like 50k a year
    dad - idk
     
  19. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    Mom was a principal in the DOENYC, and then retired to become a principal in a Catholic School on Staten Island. Dad has been a principal at an all-girls Catholic HS for nearly 35 years, so although high school was a blast for me (my dad arranged all the European trips with his schools, thanks pop!) I basically had little choice when it came to a career...it was in the genes I suppose. BTW, yes, my childhood (aside from the girls) sucked, because I wasn't the best student. They were the children of working class Brooklynites (both grandfather were truck drivers, one of whom supplemented his income with OC) and it was my grandparents who raised me as my folks were ALWAYS working.

    They also split and got back together twice, once when I was 15, the next I was 19. They are now together and much happier than I ever remember them.
     
  20. RSS

    RSS Senior member

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    Living? My mother is six feet under.*

    My father is "retired" ... but he and I invest jointly.

    * I'll never forget the day ... "Now this coffin will protect your dear mother for twoooo hundred years." My nephew responded, "Oh no, she won't need it for that long. She liked to shop, she'll have a new one way before then."
     

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