How much impact do you feel your parents career choices had on your career choic

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  1. daborn7 profile image79
    daborn7posted 4 years ago

    How much impact do you feel your parents career choices had on your career choices now and why?

  2. Treasuresofheaven profile image67
    Treasuresofheavenposted 4 years ago

    Hello, This is a great question.  I believe that my parent's career choices had a great impact on my career choices because they passed down their values and beliefs to me.  I embraced much of what they did. 

    For example, both had a gift for writing and speaking and demonstrated entrepreneurial skills.  They also served people.  My dad was a Pastor and my Mom supported him - she also was a stay-at-home mom who worked part-time jobs. 

    I had a career working for the public and now enjoy writing. But I also learned from their mistakes as well.  I hope that makes sense.

    1. daborn7 profile image79
      daborn7posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it does make sense. Sounds like you got a lot of their skills passed down from them. That is awesome! I wonder though, if your parents had been in dentistry for example, do you think you would have wound up in dentistry as well?

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    None at all. Yes, they worked manufacturing jobs and so do I, but that's the luck of the draw (so to speak) and wasn't because I wanted to follow in their footsteps. What had an impact on me was their work ethic. I do the job I'm paid to do to the best of my ability and enjoy the fruits of my labor.

    1. daborn7 profile image79
      daborn7posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Sheila, so do you feel its a coincidence that your in the same industry as your folks? I am also in the same industry as my parents, I often see entire families in the same industries and wonder how they may have influenced each other.

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      They were different types of manufacturing, but I see your point. Maybe there's something subconscious that I learned way back when about how someone has to make the things people use and I see I doing something to make other people's lives easier.

    3. daborn7 profile image79
      daborn7posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, OK. Perhaps it was subconscious, either way, you just really like helping people in that way, and decided to go for it. Your an awesome person for that smile

  4. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    None. My career has mostly been related to software and high-tech industries which did not exist when my parents chose careers.
    My other interest in writing and performing were not things they ever desired. I've always believed anything was possible for me. My parents never had any "big dreams". They were what one might call "practical" and not risk takers. Their goal was to be content.

    1. daborn7 profile image79
      daborn7posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Very cool that you went a different route than your parents. Glad to hear you have such a positive view. Mine were very non-risk taking as well. I fell far from the tree in that sense, but somehow still wound up in retail..haha..thanks for sharing smile

 
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