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What jobs would you not want your kids to do?

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Pointlessfact Sun 25-Feb-18 11:16:41

I saw someone say on the other thread jobs they wouldn't want their kids to do there are jobs they wouldn't want their kids to do so thought I would start a thread on it

For me - I wouldnt want my kids to become reality TV stars - especially big brother stars

BonnieBlueButler Sun 25-Feb-18 11:18:04

Teacher. Bitter experience.

formerbabe Sun 25-Feb-18 11:18:31


HopefullyAnonymous Sun 25-Feb-18 11:18:59

Police officer. Also from experience

Thehop Sun 25-Feb-18 11:19:57

My dh has just left the police so he’s adamant he doesn’t want any of our children to ever join

Greggers2017 Sun 25-Feb-18 11:19:59

Drugs and alcohol practitioner

maddening Sun 25-Feb-18 11:20:11

One where his life would be in danger

SpeckleDust Sun 25-Feb-18 11:21:24

Most retail jobs. Long hours, on feet all day and having to deal with rude customers.

ScipioAfricanus Sun 25-Feb-18 11:21:58

Teacher (my job).
Dangerous - police officer, soldier

notmyredditusername365 Sun 25-Feb-18 11:22:19

Banking, venture capitalist, lawyer. Any of those jobs where you sell your soul for the money and wear suits and mix with a bunch of right wing wankers.

Tilapia Sun 25-Feb-18 11:22:30

My DC are quite bright (at the moment!) so I’d be a bit disappointed if they ended up in careers that don’t need them to problem solve or use their intelligence in some form. I’d be worried they would get bored.

It’s their decision though.

Sevendown Sun 25-Feb-18 11:22:39

Armed forces
Big Pharma
Arms manufacture
Most big corporation stuff
Anything criminal
Sex industry

slithytove Sun 25-Feb-18 11:23:06

Armed forces.
Or selfishly, anything which might endanger their lives as a standard part of the job.

Probably anything which resulted in celebrity type fame.

ChesterFuckingDraws Sun 25-Feb-18 11:23:17

Police officer/police staff
Doctor/nurse/nhs staff

karmacoma1 Sun 25-Feb-18 11:25:25

Armed forces.
Reality tv star.

strawberriesaregood Sun 25-Feb-18 11:25:33

Conservative Politician or abattoir worker.

Lilonetwo Sun 25-Feb-18 11:27:24

Not really answering your question. But I had a patient who was discussing in front of me with her DD what she wanted to be when she was older.

I piped up and said, ooh you could do what I do (a sonographer) and the mum turned her nose up and semi laughed. She said no, she thinks her DD could do 'more' (paraphrasing as I can't remember actual words)


Gowgirl Sun 25-Feb-18 11:27:44

Minimum wage, no way to advance, anything that they hated.

NapQueen Sun 25-Feb-18 11:28:36

Anything where they were demeaned or treat like shit. Anything they couldnt say "Im a ......" to people. Anything they morally disagreed with.

Id like to hope they have choices and aspirations and maintain their current levels of zest for learning and workibg hard.

Pengweng Sun 25-Feb-18 11:28:40

Military/police/fire service

Any job where they could harm themselves or another person.

Confusedbeetle Sun 25-Feb-18 11:28:58


unlimiteddilutingjuice Sun 25-Feb-18 11:29:30

The sex industry or the army would be the main ones. Only because I've seen how psycologically damaged people can be when they leave. sad

ScipioAfricanus Sun 25-Feb-18 11:32:24

Wow how rude of her Lilone. I’ve certainly had parents frightened of their child took my subject further they could end up a teacher like me! I wouldn’t want it for my D.C. because of workload/stress/pay but several of those parents thought it was too low status for their child (as did my own DF to be fair).

Agree with notmyreddit - I want my DC to be well off enough not to worry but I don’t want him to become someone I don’t know/has totally different values by entering a profession that tends to change them like big corporate law or banking.

Moominfan Sun 25-Feb-18 11:32:56

Just out of curiosity why do people not want their kids to be a sex worker? Might seem a stupid question just currently doing a module on counselling and forensic psychology and sex workers rights are a topic...gist is sex workers want decriminlisation and work is work ect....

isupposeitsverynice Sun 25-Feb-18 11:33:40

retail - believe it or not people who work in a shop aren't actually there for you to inflict your shitty mood on, and you can get as high and mighty as you like but i can see your address on my system and my house is bigger than yours anyway you twat of a snob (what do you mean was it a rough week?grin)

also military for obvious reasons of potential death, and "sex work" for equally obvious reasons

largely though not bothered as long as they earn enough to live comfortably and are enjoying themselves for the most part

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