Would your parents be disappointed if you don't earn that much?

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For instance, if your peak salary is 10k less than what they thought it might be? Will that bother them?
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Who cares what they think?
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yes, but I'm already a disappointment in their eyes anyway it wouldn't be a surprise for them
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I think they'd possibly ask if I'm aiming high enough and could be earning more, but they'd respect my choice as long as I'm happy.
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Probably because they've invested and spent a lot on my education, but they'd probably just try to support me
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Nope because I [will by this time next year, hopefully] have a degree and my English is great (cos I grew up in England lol) so I will probably have more than a factory job, which is what they have, and so will most likely earn more than them which will be good enough for them.

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Nope because I [will by this time next year, hopefully] have a degree and my English is great (cos I grew up in England lol) so I will probably have more than a factory job, which is what they have, and so will most likely earn more than them which will be good enough for them.

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Same as my parents actually, so they'd probably be fine now you mention it
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I think if they're saw me earn very little and struggle they'd be disappointed.
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They would be disappointed if I did not get a job. But hey they would still help and encourage me.
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The wage mine own parents has't given me i has't hath paid all backeth
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Asian parents so yes.
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For instance, if your peak salary is 10k less than what they thought it might be? Will that bother them?
Sorry, whose parents have a 'peak salary expectation' for their kids? :lol: Is this an immigrant thing?
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Sorry, whose parents have a 'peak salary expectation' for their kids? :lol: Is this an immigrant thing?
Haha It's just that some parents never went to university and still manage to earn, for instance, £40k in their late career. So they decide to invest in their children's education by paying for their full tuition fees. If their children then decide to enroll in a not-so-highly employable degree, e.g. Media Studies, it is unlikely that their salary will exceed the parent's. Surely, in this circumstance, the parent would feel somewhat disappointment?
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If their children then decide to enroll in a not-so-highly employable degree, e.g. Media Studies, it is unlikely that their salary will exceed the parent's. Surely, in this circumstance, the parent would feel somewhat disappointment?
Not really, no. I don't know a single parent who is 'disappointed in how much their child earns'. The whole concept is just a bit bizarre because it's not some financial transaction or investment - it's your kids!
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100%, my mum wants me to buy her castle and a unicorn with chicken nuggets on it so anything under 10k will be suink else
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They can **** off if they get disappointed. But they won't do 'cause that's a bit weird
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Same as my parents actually, so they'd probably be fine now you mention it
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Asian parents are never satisfied. My dad thinks 60k isn't enough. He's still kinda disappointed in my brother for going LSE instead of Cambridge.
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Nope.
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