Nters with a career, do you make more money than your parents?

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  1. allreds

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    If you have a job/career that doesn't pay nearly close to what your parents ever made, does that mean you're a failure? Assuming you already have housing/food/rent covered. Does the extra income to buy luxury items really decide if you've made it in life or not? This has been bugging me for quite some time and I just wanna know your guys's opinion on this.
     
  2. thekid3456

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    Well I just started my career since I just graduated college but I do not make enough bread compared to my father. Hopefully with time I will reach him but is going to be tough. My father is a succesful business man and I work in social work lol so yeah long road ahead of me if I ever reach him. I do not feel like a failure. As long as I comfortable and not going through tough times income wise I will always feel happy.
     
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  3. al audi

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    its not too late, parents came from a different era it def makes a huge difference
     
  4. sea manup

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    not eem close

    thats the goal though
     
  5. mplsdunk

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    I probably make what my mom makes give or take a couple racks. No way in hell I was a few years ago though.

    I do a lot of side hustling. That's like 50% of my income. Just helping the homies out with their businesses. That also makes it impossible for me to know what I make in a year. :lol: I keep it all in the family. My crews economy> working for a random.
     
  6. zapatohead408

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    my father came to this country for a better life. When he started his family he worked his *** off so we could someday have a better life than he did (not that his was bad).

    I was brought up with this mentality.

    Currently I make 20-25K ish less than my old man but a good amount more than my mother. In 2 years I'll be making more than him and at the end of my apprenticeship It'll be even more.
     
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  7. mplsdunk

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    You're an electrician or millwright right? I just remember you making a thread about learning a trade. Glad it's going well for you.
     
  8. andretti

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  9. zapatohead408

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    That's right I'm an apprentice Electrician. Thanks fellas, hope you guys are doing well too.

    Let's all be great!
     
  10. mplsdunk

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    :pimp: I'm good too.

    In for greatness.
     
  11. andretti

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    Slowly but surely I'll come here one day and say I'm a ase certified master technician :pimp:
     
  12. Top Boy

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    No, but right on his ***.

    Freshly 21. Already knows he's about to get finessed by the Hustle Gang [​IMG]
     
  13. sneakaprince

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    I know for a fact I don't make what my mom makes nor will I ever unless I have my own business.

    I'm sure I make more than my pops tho. The irony is my mom is a social worker and my pops is a engineer.
     
  14. kdawg

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    Yep. It's not failure - it's that we've been screwed over by the previous generation - they got theirs and didn't think about who was coming next.

    Anyone wantin to start a business now - never mind raise a family or buy a home is paying multiples of what they paid in startup costs. That generation are benefitting from property prices etc way higher than 40 years ago but the whole thing is built on a pile of sand.
     
  15. Top Boy

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    This is the scariest part about it all.

    Now that I know what corporate is like I don't want to throw my life away trapped on this step of the ladder

    But the opportunity to take that next step looks like it's slipping away so quickly I won't even got the opportunity to try taking that next step [​IMG]

    Interesting to see what the future holds for us
     
  16. rodrigofresh

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    Yes. 
     
  17. yeah

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    I'm one of the top earners in my immediate family. My dad and uncle are the only two I know for a fact make more than I do. For what it's worth, I make more than my dad made when he was my age. I'll probably catch up in
     
  18. luckyluchiano

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    Imo corporate America is just a good way to build some capital for side ventures/investments, and have someone else cover training to be able to gain skills so that you can become your own boss, the days of staying in a job for 40 yrs are over.
     
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  19. jking0821

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    My dad def makes more then me. I make more than my mom. But the one thing that my dad passed to me (he was never really around and my parents divorced when i was 6) was the money isn't the goal. Work until you make enough to get by and try to have a flexible schedule and try to enjoy your life as much as possible.

    If i make half of what my dad makes but can come home every day and raise my future children and take care of my future wife i consider that to be a bigger success then anything he could provide monetarily. All i want is a Camry, a small house, a wife who loves me and kids who appreciate responsibility and hard work....and sports wouldn't hurt :lol:
     
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  20. jumpman247

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    My dads a lawyer/CPA I'm not making his salary in this lifetime.