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Sin Studly
02-06-2006, 01:10 AM
I'm curious. What does/did your mother, father, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, etc. do to make their dollar?

Endymion
02-06-2006, 01:26 AM
my father is an electrical engineer in various capacities (professor, contractor, etc), my mother teaches middle school english and math. her father was an aerospace engineer and then a math professor. my father's father was the vice president of a bank and then owned and operated a small motel on a florida beach. my stepmother was a database designer, but now she's a working on a masters in philosophy and ai. my stepfather was a truck driver, and now he's trying to get back into school (currently in a community college) and wants to study law. an aunt is a substitute elementry school teacher. an uncle works for the government--i don't know exactly what. the other uncle writes, designs and debugs vhdl code for government satellites, planes, etc for raytheon. my sister works for some organization attached to our school that teachs english to green cards. my younger brothers don't work. i use to do maglev train research for the agile port ccdott project, but now i do high tc superconductor research with the physics department on campus.

Izie
02-06-2006, 03:12 AM
Oh, my family is SO exciting.

My dad is a civil engineer. He works for the city and basically takes care of the roads/bridges in the city/throughout the country. My mom is a civil engineer for a private company. They build houses and whatnot.

My mom's mom was an accountant of some sort. My mom's dad was a civil engineer for yet another big company. My dad's mom was a housewife, and his dad was a civil engineer. My aunt has/had a bar. My uncle is a professor.

My sister is planning on being an architect. I'm such a black sheep in the family =(

wheelchairman
02-06-2006, 04:01 AM
hmm my mother is an author, two books published. Before that she worked in the American Embassy in El Salvador and has interesting stories to tell from that. And *before* that she was a truck driver and stoned all the time. Her mother didn't work, but her father was a banker (like her grandfather.) Before that he served in the US military as a bomber pilot in the south pacific.

My Dad just quit teaching school children. In America he was a foreigner so he took the crappy jobs you can get being a foreigner. For a few years he sold Life Insurance, and before that he was a Real Estate agent, both jobs he hated. Before he moved to America he was a Captain in the Danish military and served in the embassy in Moscow and later in the embassy in Poland. His mother did not work and his father was a blacksmith.

My Uncle used to work in the police, now he's a claims investigator. Another works upstate with the government, I have no idea what the 3rd does. On my dad's side, my Uncle works in the Danish embassy in Mexico City.

Sin Studly
02-06-2006, 04:12 AM
Endymion, that explains why you're a libertarian.

Anyways, I'll go.

My father was a miner, then mining engineer, a semi-talented rallycar driver and then an automotive engineer for the hated zaibatsu.

Mother has been a nurse, a kitchenhand, a real estate agent, and is now a nurse again.

Fathers father was a winder driver on the mines.

Mothers mother was a nurse. Mothers father was a rigger for the mines, a drover, a horse rustler, horse breaker, a farrier, and a truck driver.

One paternal uncle was a chemist, another was a relief worker in some nigger country.

One maternal uncle is a boilermaker, other was a nationally famous (ie; generally considered the best in the nation) greyhound breeder and trainer. Maternal aunt is a nurse.

Sister worked a few shitty kitchenhand jobs but is too sick to work them anymore.

neocon58
02-06-2006, 04:25 AM
Both my parents do a fair bit of IT work. Father used to work at Holdens (wayy back before they moved to Elizabeth). Funnilly enough, my dad left his well paid job at holdens for a more local job when we moved out north. Ironically, holden relocated to Elizabeth, and about 10 minutes from us, not long after. His job was long gone by then, though.

Grandpa - Electrician and Miner in broken hill
Grandma - Bus conductor in london, worked on a production line when she moved to Aus in the fifties, dunno what after that.

Other grandparents - no fuckin idea what they did.

the_GoDdEsS
02-06-2006, 04:32 AM
My Dad studied machine engineering. During the commies he was a simple worker, then a clerk of some kind, later a teacher at a vocational technical high school. Then for a few years he was the burgermeister of the shithole village I grew up in. Now he teaches at a voc technical high school again.

My Mum's been a school teacher all her life. She's went through several ideologies during her teaching so it must be funny for her. 37 years of teaching, I think. She retired last year and plays the housewifey now.

Dad's father was I don't know exactly what. The only thing I know about him is that he was working for a commie Czechoslovak travel agency and was a successful ski person. His side of the family were mostly military men.

Dad's mother was a simple tailor. And she'd participate in competitions in sailing down the Danube.

Mum's father was a worker. I think he built houses, at a point worked as a construction worker in France too. Probably illegally. And he was a sliv maker and consumer.

Mum's mother was a housewife and worked on the commie farm.

Andy
02-06-2006, 04:32 AM
Mother - Nurse

Father - Engineer for Coke

i have no idea about the rest of my family

Tizzalicious
02-06-2006, 04:38 AM
My dad is head facility manager (no idea if that's what it's called in English, but it sounds nice), for a city nearby.

My mom works in the computer area in a school where foreign people learn Dutch. They are only allowed to speak Dutch to them, so they will learn faster. This is why my mom always thows in Dutch when she speaks English (Per, just a little warning, you won't understand my mom. Just nod when she talks pretending you understand her). Originally she was a geography teacher, but she isn't really the type to be a teacher, way too sweet. And she quit because of her migraines.

My mom's dad was a teacher too. And my dad's dad used to own a clothing store for fancy women's clothing. He went bankrupt because he wasn't a really good business man. Then he started selling houses. Which didn't work very well either. Then they got poor and he died. (That sounds really dramatic, hmmmz)

My grandma's didn't work :p

My sister is a secretary in a law firm.

Then the rest of my family...a whoooole lot of teachers.

platinumpt
02-06-2006, 05:35 AM
dad is a doctor, mom is an economist.

granddad and grandma (from the side of my mom) are farmers. grandad and grandma from the side of my dad are (or were) respectively, chemistry engineer and housewife.

I've got way too many uncles and aunts to describe exactly what they do, but mostly they're nurses and engineers. My sister is still in school.

TheUnholyNightbringer
02-06-2006, 07:13 AM
My Dad's an accountant for Lex Commercials, a car/van company. Fairly high up, aswell.

My Mom's a credit controller. Basically, if another company owes money to the company she works for, she calls them up and yells at them until they pay it. It's incredible how well suited she is to this job.

nieh
02-06-2006, 07:37 AM
Dad was store manger for a bunch of random retail stores (Woolworths, Caldor, Sears, Michael's Arts and Crafts, etc). He's now on disability.

Mom was a teacher's aide at elementary school, then she became an aide for autistic kids in a different school system. Then she was a school bus driver, then she worked at a pet store and now I honestly am not sure what she does.

My brother works for an insurance company and does pretty much the same thing I do (though he works for a car insurance company and I work for a title insurance company)

Dad's brother works for Lockhead Martin but he's not allowed to talk about what he does. From what I was told by someone else in the family he works the accounting end of things.

Mom's brother owned and operated two local restaraunts in Florida but sold one of them on account of it being too stressful to run both. His wife works for Blue Cross though I'm not sure what she does. One of their sons works as a manager at the restaraunt and records music in his part time (he recorded in the studio owned by one of the guys from Lynyrd Skynyrd and apparently Ted Nugent asked him to co-write a song with him, though I don't know why). One of them was also a minor league baseball player until he got injured. I think he coaches kids now or something.

I don't know what the rest of my family does.

killer_queen
02-06-2006, 08:03 AM
Mom is a retired banker. Dad is, I don't know. You know, when you invent something you get(?) patent. Well my dad does that. I don't know what it is in English. Also he has a middle sized place where the workers make ceramic products for house building.

My father's father was a pilot and both of my granmas are house wives (they were also tailor but not in a professional way). I don't know about my mother's dad.

Endymion
02-06-2006, 08:18 AM
Endymion, that explains why you're a libertarian.
i dunno, it's more of a republican background. they're all republican except my mother (who is libertarian).

Preocupado
02-06-2006, 08:30 AM
My father started working on his father's movie theater and later, at his father's restaurant. That's when he started drawing comics for a newspaper and started a graphical designing business with four of his brothers, where they still work nowadays.

My mother retired recently after working her whole life as a geography teacher. Her parents came from Italy and started working in Brazil growing grapes, grain, making wine, flawer, etc. and creating caddle, untill my grandfather became the mayor of the small town where they did all of that and grandma started a tissues and clothing business. Now they're both retired and living a happy and healthy life in there, just taking care of the farm.

JoY
02-06-2006, 08:57 AM
my father is a lungspecialist. my mother started two small companies, that hardly make any profit whatsoever. they only seem to cost her money. she used to be a speech therapist, but she stopped doing that a long time ago.

Sunny
02-06-2006, 09:04 AM
dad - railroad engineer
mom - her position confuses me.. medical researcher of sorts.
both grandmas - secretaries
grandpa #1 - painter
grandpa #2 - had a million jobs, all in the administrative/planning end of things
aunt - microbiologist
uncle - dean of a university, writes polish-latin dictionaries
other aunt - dentist
husband - IT specialist
dad in law - architect
mom in law - administrative assistant

yep.

sKratch
02-06-2006, 09:10 AM
My father's a doctor of chemistry and worked for a long time with polymers before recently switching to flame retardants for circuitry. My mother has an education that would allow her to teach Polish in Poland, but it's fairly useless in the US. She privately teaches piano.
My mother's father was a professional viola player and traveled across Europe playing operas. I believe he also taught at a conservatory as well as privately. He was part of the underground movement in Warsaw during the Second World War. His wife, my mother's mother, had a background in law (I don't remember what exactly) but stopped working to take care of the three kids. My aunt works at a bank in some sort of management position and my uncle is a professor at the Warsaw Polytechnical Institute. I think he's an engineer of sorts. I'm not too clear on what either of their spouses do, but I know my aunt's husband used to be a very good professional chef.
I'm not really sure what my father's parents did for a living. He was an only child, so there's not much for me to talk about there. His father spent a while in a few concentration camps and later wrote a book about it called "Nie tylko w Ravensbruck" which translates to "Not only in Ravensbruck".

BREAK
02-06-2006, 11:19 AM
My dad is a vocational rehabilitation counselor. He runs his own business with my mom. My other dad is some kind of engineer.

darko
02-06-2006, 11:32 AM
Dad was an electrician
My Ma is a carer
My Ma's father was a missionary, His Wife....housewife i guess
My Dad parents both farmers....not sure about my greatgrand parents

Kitten
02-06-2006, 12:32 PM
Dad - Retired farmer
Mum - Teacher
Mother's father - Journalist and author
Mother's mother- Secretary
Father's father - Aeroplane engineer
Father's mother- housewife

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-06-2006, 01:51 PM
My daddy sells chemicals. Mommy predicts how many cars Ford will sell. Grandpa did something with Chrystler, then he died. My other grandpa did everything with the town, had a ton of jobs, and had kids to take care of. My one grandma is retired, makes cookies and babysits my cousin. She used to be an elementary school janitor. My other evil grandma used to be at home mother and will run hell when she dies.

Betty
02-06-2006, 02:07 PM
Mom: Took journalism out of highschool. Wrote for a few local papers. Then ran a couple of businesses with my dad when they got married (grocery store, weight loss clinic). Then became a registered nurse. Is now director of care at a nursing home.

Dad: Has always worked in the grocery business. Used to own his own store and wants to again. Is now assistant manager at a Food Basics.

Mom's mother: Nurse.

Mom's father: Relatively high up in the army. Some sort of gun corporal or something. Shot and died in a hunting accident when my mom was 16. Kinda ironic. This was also on November 11th.

Dad's father: Not quite sure, but I'd imagine he did manual labour, like carpentry type work.

Uncles (Mom's side): Lawyer, chartered accountant, surveyor, health inspector, fisherman

Aunts (Mom's side): Nurse, teachers (2), social workers, ministry of environment government job

Uncles (Dad's side): WAY too many... some are electricians and one is some fancy schmancy business guy in the US who is pretty rich.

I'm gonna get my PhD in Chemistry. My sister is studying to be a nurse.

killer_queen
02-06-2006, 02:15 PM
Chemistry? *jealous* I want to study chemistry but my parents doesn't allow me. I just find chemistry lessons enjoyable right now. You know, all those organic chemistry, hydrocarbons are great subjects. You're so lucky. And I'm not.

arak0r
02-06-2006, 02:17 PM
grandfather = worked at a tree nursery and at a howard johnsons
grandmother = worked at a railstation when she was younger
father = corrections officer
aunt = school teacher, her husband is an pretty successful lawyer
no clue what my other aunt/uncle do on that side

grandfather = police officer for the town of natick till he retired.
grandmother = housewife (raising 7 kids isnt easy)
mother = banker
oldest aunt = nurse, husband works with trucks
oldest uncle = senior vp of construction & engineering @ stop & shop inc (largest grocer chain in new england), his wife was a teacher, now works in the luxury boxes at gillette stadium for mr kraft :|
second youngest uncle = owns his own laminating business (dunno about his wife, shes a jew :| )
youngest aunt = hair dresser (dunno about her husband)
youngest uncle = used to work in a patriot missile building lab, now works with HP (dunno about his wife either)


brother = works in car manufacturing plant
sister = works for www.bluestreak.com while shes in school
myself = retail store for the time being. lovely innit

Nirushika6789
02-06-2006, 02:17 PM
My mum is a psychologist and my dad is a bouncer :p

igniton/pyro
02-06-2006, 02:20 PM
my father is a truck driver and my mother is working in a stoore

Betty
02-06-2006, 02:21 PM
Chemistry? *jealous* I want to study chemistry but my parents doesn't allow me. I just find chemistry lessons enjoyable right now. You know, all those organic chemistry, hydrocarbons are great subjects. You're so lucky. And I'm not.

Awesome to hear. From most people I get the response: "Chemistry? Ugh! You're crazy! I hated it. I almost failed it in highschool!" It's really interesting. I highly recommend it.

Tired_Of_You
02-06-2006, 02:32 PM
My father works in a shop
His mother did nothing
No idea for his father

My mother works for a pharmaceutical company
Her mother cooked food for students
I don't remember for my grand-father

The rest of my family has more interesting jobs.

Sinister
02-06-2006, 02:36 PM
Both my parents work with computers, don't know exactly what
father's father was a telegraphist then worked in electronics
fathers's mother stayed home & took care of 7 children
mother's father had a bus company
mother's mother was a teacher

thats all I know.

Jebus
02-06-2006, 02:45 PM
My grandparents in both sides of my family were farmers in El Salvador and still are except my momís mom.

Back when my mom lived in El Salvador, she was a registered nurse but moved here and worked as a hotel room cleaner. At the same time she was studying to become nurse again but she fucked up her back so instead she studied for a psychology major. Then for a little while, she was working with autistic children but Iím not exactly sure what she did. Now sheís a teacherís assistant for a class with kids who have learning disabilities.

My dad arrived to the US and became a random beaner construction worker. Now, heís just buying shitty houses and gets them fixed up. Then he resells them for a nice profit. Iím not sure what this would be calledÖ

Nirushika6789
02-06-2006, 02:51 PM
My dad arrived to the US and became a random beaner construction worker. Now, heís just buying shitty houses and gets them fixed up. Then he resells them for a nice profit. Iím not sure what this would be calledÖ
It's called a Property Developer...:cool:

darko
02-06-2006, 03:02 PM
My other evil grandma used to be at home mother and will run hell when she dies.

She will have to fight my Gran for that

coke_a_holic
02-06-2006, 03:31 PM
My dad has a Ph.D in electrical engineering and he works for DARPA. He can't really tell me what he does, but I know he helps decide what companies get funding. He helped out at that race thing in Californa/Nevada, he was one of the officials or whatever they call them. My mom cooks for us and does our laundry.

I don't know
02-06-2006, 04:17 PM
my dad is a judge and my mother is lawyer, my granparents are all dead, so they don't do nothing for living, hehe :D and the rest of my family I don't give a fuck what they do for living

Drummerguy123
02-06-2006, 05:13 PM
My dad works for the Air National Guard as a Sergeant/Supervisor and my mom is a teacher. All of my grandparents are retired.

Mota Boy
02-06-2006, 05:15 PM
Mommy predicts how many cars Ford will sell.
She should just hand in a diagonal line that intersects with the x-axis and retire.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-06-2006, 05:18 PM
She will have to fight my Gran for that
My Grandma threw a glass plate at me once. But it sounds like your Grandma is pretty bad too. It will be quite a fight. Except, my grandma's so fat I do not think she could fit threw the gate to hell.


She should just hand in a diagonal line that intersects with the x-axis and retire.

She tried that. It didn't work.

Isolated Fury
02-06-2006, 06:40 PM
My dad works for PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation). He's one of those guys that stands on the side of the road and holds the flag while one guys does all the work. The only thing is...he's that one guy. In the winter he works 12 hour shifts. And in the summer he teeters between heat exhaustion and physical well being.

My mother...sucks. She has had about 12 different jobs in the last ten years, ranging from secretarial work, to fast food, to greenhousing. Currently she works at a factory, building computer boards and such. She's already considering a new field and also going back to college! Yay!...Let's just call this her twenty-year-long mid-life crisis.

My brother, who is 22, works at a juvenile rehabilitation center that also functions as a school. He is also a full-time college student (secondary chemistry education major) AND the head coach of my hometown's elementary wrestling team. He's perfect.

I don't have a lot of family left in the work force, but those that are, I will list.

Aunts - Pharmacy technician, nurse, McDonald's manager, baker

Uncles - Nurse, unemployed alcoholic

wheelchairman
02-06-2006, 07:18 PM
ha! one of my uncle's is a functioning alcoholic!

Isolated Fury
02-06-2006, 07:25 PM
Damn, you beat me there...

Paint_It_Black
02-06-2006, 07:31 PM
My mother worked on a farm when she was young. She's also been employed to drive kids to school, and for the last several years she's been a housekeeper. Mostly she's been a mother and general slave for my father.

My dad has been a mechanic all his life, and also part time truck driver. He is now semi-retired and just does the part time truck thing for some extra money. He also owns some storage garages and a couple of apartments that he leases out.

My brother works for a small company going around to customers homes, fixing shit like washing machines and vacuum cleaners.

The only other member of my family I really give a shit about is one of my uncles. He works with wood, mostly making things like packing crates and exporting goods for customers. I worked with him for a while doing that. Oh, and his wife is a nurse and my brother's wife is an accountant.

Nothing really interesting, but I'm quite fond of my working class family. They're good people.

yay
02-06-2006, 08:22 PM
Endymion, that explains why you're a libertarian.

Anyways, I'll go.

My father was a miner, then mining engineer, a semi-talented rallycar driver and then an automotive engineer for the hated zaibatsu.

Mother has been a nurse, a kitchenhand, a real estate agent, and is now a nurse again.

Fathers father was a winder driver on the mines.

Mothers mother was a nurse. Mothers father was a rigger for the mines, a drover, a horse rustler, horse breaker, a farrier, and a truck driver.

One paternal uncle was a chemist, another was a relief worker in some nigger country.

One maternal uncle is a boilermaker, other was a nationally famous (ie; generally considered the best in the nation) greyhound breeder and trainer. Maternal aunt is a nurse.

Sister worked a few shitty kitchenhand jobs but is too sick to work them anymore.Your mother was a nurse? So where on Earth did you end up getting so much hate for people when your mum was so caring? It also sounds like your father had a good job to, so I'm interested to know how you ended up getting into drugs?

Anyway my mum is a kitchen hand, my father is the manager of a plastics company and my younger brother works at Mcdonalds. I work at Woolworths. My grandfather was a builder, my grandmother was a cook, one of my aunties is a doctor, another a massage person (I don't know what they are called), another a teacher, another works at a gas station in New Zealand. One of my uncles is an Electrician, another a graphic designer, another works on computers. I don't know what my uncle in New Zealand does but I know he's at the top of the company.

kamikaze
02-06-2006, 08:30 PM
My step-dad is a full time pastor. Which he gets paid nothing for. I'm not sure what his "wordly" job is. He just got laid off from some church thing. My mom works as a clerical at the local welfare office and is also a pastor. My real dad used to be a mechanic, and a damn good one. That is, until he got too heavily into the drinking/drugging, had a heart attack, I guess, and died. My grandpa is a self-employed exterminator. My grandma is the assistant manager at a big local clothing store. My aunt is a self-employed hair stylist. My uncle is a head guy at the GM manfacturer around here, but no one knows how steady that will be anymore. And I work at the local Burger King.

Betty
02-06-2006, 10:45 PM
ha! one of my uncle's is a functioning alcoholic!

I have an uncle who drinks a LOT of alcohol and smokes a LOT of weed (he grows it, I believe) and has a good job, family, home, etc. I'd hesitate to call him an alcoholic or stoner, but I'm definitely in on this one.

XYlophonetreeZ
02-06-2006, 11:04 PM
My dad is a lawyer in educational law. He and a partner head up a law firm here in Raleigh, and basically he's always traveling all around the state as he works with many of North Carolina's public school boards. Lately he's also been doing lots of work with NCCAT, the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Everyone's been advising him to give that a rest because he got very, very sick this past summer and he hasn't been devoting as much time to work since then, and his firm has unfortunately suffered some as a result of his inability to be involved. However, he's stubborn and he's still devoting a lot of time to NCCAT.

My mom spent a few years designing clothes back in the day, but more recently she's been working from home in the stock market and has become quite good at it. She's just starting her own online day trading service providing commentary and advice and stuff.

My younger brother's in high school. He's a serious athlete (point guard for basketball, goalie in soccer) and doesn't have a lot of time to work, but he worked very-very-part-time last summer at a nearby Italian restaurant that I hate.

My maternal grandfather, who died when I was really young, was a doctor. My paternal grandfather was a high school principal (interesting fact: he was Billy Crystal's principal and suspended him once for vandalism. Much later, Billy Crystal named a cow, in the movie City Slickers, "Norman," after my grandfather). My maternal grandmother had a desk job at my grandfather's hospital for quite some time, and my paternal grandmother was a nurse.

My paternal uncle is a geographer at the US Department of State. That would be the kind of job I'd want to have. Maybe he'll be able to get me a job someday. Another paternal uncle, related by marriage, was really successful as the vice president of a hospital supply company, and he's retired really early. He's got the nice beach house that I and many others leech off in the summer.

My maternal aunt is a violin teacher, and my maternal uncle is a professor. My older cousin on that side of the family works at a Nissan dealership in Chicago.

And I'm a full-time student double majoring in Biology and Cultural Anthropology. I'm not working right now. In high school I worked at a Schlotzsky's Deli. Last year I tutored high school freshmen and sophomores at this homework management clinic run by a friend of my family's. And this summer I'm hoping to get a job compiling GPS data. It sounds like an awesome thing, although I'll have to hike in northwestern Alabama and be out there for a couple of months.

Sin Studly
02-06-2006, 11:05 PM
Everyone has at least one alcoholic/druggie uncle, a gay uncle, and a molester uncle.

I'm certain of this.

Sunny
02-06-2006, 11:33 PM
All this talk of alcoholic uncles reminds me.. i have an uncle who's generally a sober person.. but he has a paralyzing fear of flying. i mean, panic attack style. my aunt has a taste for exotic vacations, so the poor man has to face his fears at least twice a year. so, he always buys himself at least a bottle or two of hard liquor in the duty-free... and basically CHUGS IT before the plane takes off. by the time they're in the air, he's passed out drunk. apparently my aunt had to *drag* him off the plane a bunch of times.

embarrassing. =/

wheelchairman
02-07-2006, 05:22 AM
All this talk of alcoholic uncles reminds me.. i have an uncle who's generally a sober person.. but he has a paralyzing fear of flying. i mean, panic attack style. my aunt has a taste for exotic vacations, so the poor man has to face his fears at least twice a year. so, he always buys himself at least a bottle or two of hard liquor in the duty-free... and basically CHUGS IT before the plane takes off. by the time they're in the air, he's passed out drunk. apparently my aunt had to *drag* him off the plane a bunch of times.

embarrassing. =/
I think that's fair enough. She takes him on to planes which he's deathly afraid of. He drinks himself into a stupor to handle it.

You think cruising would be the obvious choice though. :/

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-07-2006, 03:43 PM
Everyone has at least one alcoholic/druggie uncle, a gay uncle, and a molester uncle.

I'm certain of this.

Well... I have a druggy uncle who was on drugs and tried to rape his wife in the early morning. Plus, another druggy uncle who lives in his truck. And I have a lesbian aunt. No gay uncle though. So HA!

Original prankstA
02-07-2006, 03:56 PM
i have a bi aunt, normal grandparents, a gay uncle complete with partner, and i druggy cousin that's the only wierd shit in my family


on topic: my dad and my mom originally worked at blue cross blue shield of america... if you've ever been in one of those places you'll see a computer animated portrait like so...
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/beardslee/stuff/dadspic.jpg my dad made that

China Boy
02-07-2006, 03:57 PM
I have very a limited knowledge of my family's professions.

Dad: Works with Logistics at Ericsson. Fairly good amount of pay, especially since he dropped out of High School.

Mom: Used to clean trains/sell tickets. No fucking idea what she does now. She works at Ericsson though.

Uncle: He works at Volvo

Grandfather: Retired carpenter

Other Grandfather: Used to work at Ericsson. Now retired.

Grandmother: Never had a job.

Other Grandmother: Secretary

Great-Grandfather: WWII Soldier

Great-Great-Grandfather: Spy for the Russian government.

Majority of my great uncles: Alcoholics and drug addicts.

0r4ng3
02-07-2006, 04:38 PM
Everyone has at least one alcoholic/druggie uncle, a gay uncle, and a molester uncle.

I'm certain of this.
Not me, but one of my uncles is crazy. I mean, mentally unstable. At least, that's what I've heard.

XYlophonetreeZ
02-07-2006, 06:48 PM
Stealing from Chris Rock is the cool thing to do. Even Good Charlotte did it.

ThrashedThrasher
02-07-2006, 08:33 PM
My mom sells automotive insurance. (She's had god knows how many other jobs though...she never even made it to highschool haha).

My dad is the decant manager/maintenance tech. at the City of Redmond. Basically he takes samples of water in storm drains and such. The maintenance tech part is him making sure orders for certain supplies and such are correct. Before that he worked at a big restaurant in Seattle where he met Chris Cornell's mom (gave him a $100 tip) and later Chris Cornell himself among quite a few other musicians from the area.

My Uncle (I have one Uncle..no Aunts) works for the Snoqualmie Tribal Office, he's a ... Community Health Representative. He basically drives people to and from rehabilitation meetings, events, doctor's appointments etc. etc. He is also a "master" mechanic (he specializes in all 8 areas of automotive mechanics, mainly does anti lock brakes though).

My Mom's Mom was an accountant...

My Mom's Dad was in construction, specifically a pipe layer.

My Dad's Mom had various jobs the last stable one she had before she retired was manager at a Bank Of America.

My Dad's Dad was a head chef in the Navy during 'Nam. After that he became your basic restaurant chef.

All the rest of my family (for the most part) on my Dad's side of the family (at least the males) are mechanics...

I don't associate much with my Mom's side of the family with the exception of my Great Aunt who is a nurse and her husband who...doesn't have a job but he spends most of his time up in/working on his Cessna.

Great grandparents on my dad's dad's side were 1/2 - full blooded Natives so they never really had jobs since people in this area are racist rednecks.
Great grandparents on my dad's mom's side were in the military.
Great grandparents on my mom's dad's side, also military.
Great grandparents on my mom's mom's side, I have no idea...

Nobody in my family has really gone to college (obviously except my Great Aunt) so I'll be the first! Unless I join the Army instead...which is quite possible, but I'd still make my lazy ass go to college for something else anyways just to have a back up plan lol.

Revolver-2005?
02-07-2006, 08:48 PM
Mom- Private Investegator

Step Dad- Works building military satallites

Dad- Worked for NASA fixing computers and the AP fixing computers, currently unemployed

Grandpa( Paternal)- Dock worker, yankees minor league base ball team player, macys employee

Grandma(Paternal)- Macys employee

Grandpa( Maternal)- Owner of a Mason company in Arkansas, original investor in Wal-Mart

Grandma( Maternal)- Beautician

Uncle( Maternal)- Lawyer

calichix
02-08-2006, 12:17 AM
Mamma- convalescent nurse (once in a blue moon)
Dad- prison guard
Brother- paratrooper
other brother- in rehab
other other brother- construction
(step)Gramps- retired/ worked for the BBC
Grandma- retired/ psychologist
other Grandpa- dead/ author
other other Grandpa- dead/ boxing coach

step dad- installs kitchen counters
former step dad- attack dog trainer for the south african police

XYlophonetreeZ
02-08-2006, 12:23 AM
Really? In what way? (I'm serious, I just want to know.)

edit: Nevermind, you're being sarcastic. I realized this when it occured to me that you said Good Charlotte was cool.
They really did rip him off. That line in Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous that goes something like "You know if you got caught smoking crack, McDonald's wouldn't even wanna take you back, you can always just run for mayor of DC" was a direct ripoff from a Chris Rock stand-up joke. The part about McDonald's in particular.

WebDudette
02-08-2006, 12:30 AM
I have 3 druggie uncles and one molesting uncle. No gay uncles though. What the hell is wrong with uncles.

calichix
02-12-2006, 11:30 AM
b-this was interesting-ump.

offspringisoldschoolpunk
02-27-2006, 08:54 AM
my dad is a tattoo artist in b.c, my grandpa is a body piercer, my step dad works as a forman at a hydro company, my mom is a waitress.

clokey43
02-27-2006, 09:09 AM
My dad, His dad, his 5 brothers. my 2 brothers and any other male relations on that side have all been Scaffolders at some point. One of my brothers now works for Audi but I dont really know what he does.

My mum works for a supermarket and my Grandma is now retired but worked in schools. My grandad was and Anti Aircraft gunner in the war but went on to drive trains.
Nothing to exciting here.