What do your parents do for a living?

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  1. 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)
     


  2. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Mother - Calf model
    Father - Professional Jai Alai player
     


  3. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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


  4. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

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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.
     


  5. 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."
     


  6. Stazy

    Stazy Senior member

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    Mom - Nothing.
    Dad - Oil & Gas Tycoon.
     


  7. Treen

    Treen Senior member

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    Father - No idea. Don't care.
    Mum - Nurse.
     


  8. RSS

    RSS Senior member

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    Mom - Nothing.
    Dad - Oil & Gas Tycoon.

    Murphy Oil by chance?
     


  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    My father has been dead for decades and, as far as I can determine, my mother's sole occupation was smoking, eating, and living off the pension she gets from my dead father. She was quite a role model.
     


  10. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Dad owns/runs several businesses, primary one is a mortgage brokerage.
     


  11. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    Dad is a dental technician (not as lucrative as it sounds [​IMG]) Mom is a dental assistant
     


  12. RSS

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    ... mother's sole occupation was smoking ...
    My mother chain smoked Lucky Strikes ... which might explain why she is now six feet under.
     


  13. Geoff Gander

    Geoff Gander Senior member

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    My father was in the air force and my mother was a nurse. Both are now happily retired and running a B&B on Lake Ontario. During the off season, they vacation (currently in the D.R., but they're going to France in the Spring - not that I envy them or anything).
     


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    mother former nurse, now acupuncturist. father, specialist on clean room tech. stepfather, tycoon.
     


  15. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    Mom: CPA, but currently working as a nurse's assistant
    Dad: Chef at a chinese restaurant.
     


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