Saturday, September 11, 2021

Stolen from Twitter

 This is a question someone asked on Twitter. I posted it on my FB page, and the answers were interesting.

1. What did your father's father do for a living?

2. What did your father do?

3. What did your mother's mother do?

4. What did your mother do?

5. What do you do?


My answers:

1. Sold used cars

2. Chemical engineer

3. Worked in a furniture factory

4. School librarian

5. Professor 


What are your answers?



11 comments:

Anonymath said...

1. Owned/managed rental property
2. Computer repair for a bank
3. Ran a clothing factory with husband
4. Teacher/stay at home mom
5. Professor

Bardiac said...

very interesting!

nicoleandmaggie said...

1. No idea. The family does have diamond merchants, but I don't know if he was one. I just know he was a bad person.
2. Salesman/unemployed/small business owner/truck driver/etc.
3. Flight nurse/school nurse
4. Professor
5. Professor

delagar said...

It's very cool that your mother was a professor too! I think that's the first time I've seen that.

A said...

1. Ran a small company and regretted not being a lawyer.
2. Professor.
3. Elementary school teacher.
4 professor
5. Professor.

But at least the profs are 3 very different fields.

nicoleandmaggie said...

A lot of the women economics phds I know from my generation and earlier have at least one parent who was a professor. A friend of mine thought about how we'd go about studying that to see if it's really a thing and if it has changed over time but never did collect data.

Bev said...

Cool questions!
1. tobacco farmer
2. electrical engineer
3. nurse
4. nurse
5. professor

delagar said...

N&M: That's interesting! Here in the English department, I don't know anyone whose parents were professors. We're a regional university, though. I wonder if it's different up the hill at the flagship U.

Jenny F. Scientist said...

1. Farmer
2. Firefighter, then industrial safety manager
3. Farm wife, then factory jobs (after my grandpa died)
4. PA
5. In process (currently professoring..)

nicoleandmaggie said...

@delegar-- I suspect that humanities phds are the gateway for women (my mom is a humanities phd). It takes a second-gen PhD to go into an even more male-dominated field. At least that was our hypothesis.

heebie-geebie said...

1. Basically a businessman, but at one point owned a factory that made the kisslocks on ladies' handbags.

2. Doctor

3. Research psychologist

4. Psychologist and artist

5. math prof