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Old 04-30-2015, 04:59 AM
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I noticed something organizing my files and don't know if it's just an odd quirk or if others have seen the same thing. I realized none of the 5 families I have enrolled earn most of their income from the private sector. I've had one family of teachers for years and the rest all work at nonprofits or government. The nearest city to us is the state capital, so that might skew things.

Don't know if it is important or even interesting, but I just was surprised when I realized it. Does anyone else have a similar situation?

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Old 04-30-2015, 06:38 AM
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All of my families work in the service industry...mostly customer service of some sort. Not a huge amount of income and variable hours, which is why they like my flexible scheduling options.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:47 AM
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Most of mine work in either food service or as temporary employees (sadly the only way to work for many around here although some companies will hire after x amount of temp time).
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:37 AM
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I currently have 3 teachers and 2 healthcare employees. Although in my area teachers and healthcare seem to be the biggest set of employers so I am sure that is why.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:52 AM
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I have 2 dcms That are teachers, one dcm is an accountant, 1 dcd is a chef (crazy hours), 1 dcd also an accountant and 1 dcd that works for an Ivy League college. His children receive free tuition if accepted there or half if accepted at another college. I'm jealous of that perk!
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:10 AM
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I have three dcms that work in the schools (all three are specialists though, not teachers) and one dcd who is a police officer, all of the rest of my dcps work in the private sector.
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2 rock stars here.......seriously.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:16 AM
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I have 2 dcms That are teachers, one dcm is an accountant, 1 dcd is a chef (crazy hours), 1 dcd also an accountant and 1 dcd that works for an Ivy League college. His children receive free tuition if accepted there or half if accepted at another college. I'm jealous of that perk!
That is an amazing perk!
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:18 AM
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80% of my parents are engineers. More than likely because of where I live.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:32 AM
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1 firefighter
1 police officer
1 prestigious preschool teacher
1 scientist
1 engineer
1 sales
1 management
1 doctors assistant
1 vet tech
1 racing mechanic
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:36 AM
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2 rock stars here.......seriously.
i remember and I was so jealous you got to go and party with them....

I have 2 moms who work with my county licensing, but not in my zip code.

Also have another mom that is a superior court judge..... she scares me lol
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:47 AM
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I have:

#1 Electrician/CPS Case Worker
#2 Factory Worker/Accountant
#3 Service Industry (both parents)
#4 Professor of Nursing/Mine Worker (Heavy Equipment)
#5 Shop Teacher/Nurse
#6 Special Ed Teacher/Factory Worker
#7 Public Health Nurse/Factory Worker
#8 Service Industry
#9 Doctor/Stay at Home Dad
#10 Chiropractor/Human Services Coordinator

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2 rock stars here.......seriously.
That's really cool!

The closest thing to famous/cool I've had is 2 gold medal Olympians
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:54 AM
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I have about half my clients as professors (college town, there are 2 community colleges and 2 four year schools within driving distance)

1 sheriff
1 dentist/wife is his dental assistant
1 nurse practitioner
1 surgeon
1 nuclear radiologist
1 RN/pediatric oncology


The last four medical professionals all work for the hospital (three large hospitals within driving distance)

Those are all my current and incoming clients for fall. The majority of calls are for parents from the local colleges and local hospitals as those are the major employers in the area.

Our four year colleges all have FULL paid tuition for their children. One dcm is the dean and has a HUGE amount of sway in acceptance. My dd is applying there, as they have an awesome pre veterinary department and dcm said she will write her recommendation letter and help with as many grants and financial aid as she can.
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I have 9 families with 12 kids in my child care program.

1. Electrical engineer/occupational therapist (with school system)
2. Factory worker/catering company manager
3. Nurse
4. Computer analyst/stay at home mom
5. UPS driver/Head of Nursing
6. Electric company/Eye technician
7. Dairy Farm Truck Driver (across the state and back daily)/Doctors Office Mgr
8. Truck driver (daytime)/Special Ed. Teacher
9. Deadbeat dad/factory working mom (got their kids when the parents were 14 and expecting number 3 in May. They are now 19.)

By the way, only 3 of those employed are in my county. Not many jobs here so employment is found in surrounding counties.

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Old 04-30-2015, 10:05 AM
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Special ed teacher/restaurant owner
Reading specialist/engineer
Nurse/small business owner
Preschool teacher/engineer
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:12 PM
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We do a teacher calendar, so everyone has at least one teacher in the family
1. School Administrator/Teacher
2. Teacher/Teacher
3. Insurance/Teacher
4. Park Foreman (public sector)/Teacher
5. Insurance/Teacher
6. Teacher/Teacher
7. Non-Profit/Teacher

My sister and I both have husbands in the public sector too So really it's just those two insurance guys!
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:49 PM
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Engineer/Librarian
Fire Dept/ Owns Construction Company
Accountant/Electrician
Teacher/Sales
Adoption Agency/Sales
Teacher/Construction
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:24 PM
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Accountant
Medical Supply
Nurse (dcd)
Electrician
Retail sales
Ford mechanic
Surgical assistant
Utilities Tech

I've never had famous clients, but I have had a 5 year old who was the reigning Little Miss World Queen
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:01 PM
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Wow! I find this thread very interesting! Small town girl here... No exciting jobs... Lol! I currently have a family that owns a glass repair shop, 2 teachers, medical assistant, family that owns a construction company, and a store manager.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:42 PM
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My list is longer : this is a center , so more kids .
Financial analyst/ teacher
Dr / recruiter
Engineer/ Idk
Engineer / small business owner
Executive / executive
Construction something / teacher
Engineer / sales
Human services
Lawyer/ stay at home mom
Professor/ idk
Computer systems something / teacher
Optometrist/ idk
Oil company something /teacher
Small business owners
Textile something / nurse
Sales / accountant
That's all I remember for now . Some students come and go in the centers , so it's hard to connect with everyone .
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:39 PM
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How interesting! I live in a small community. I currently have:

Chief Financial Officer
Rancher
Housekeeper
Laborer
Customer Service Rep
Electrician
Secretary
Restaurant Manager
Bank Manager
Mechanic
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:56 PM
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It's interesting to see the diversity in these lists.

Retail management/sales
Broadcast company/Cellular company upper management
Dental office manager
Small business manager/retail
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I have;
2 RNs
1 Veterinarian
1 pilot
1 fire fighter
1 office administrator
2 customer service
1 cardio Doctor

Got a well rounded group that gets along and has become friends.
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Insurance
Sales
Vet assistant
Factory Worker
Office job
Office job
Military
Office job

No rockstars
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Insurance
Sales
Vet assistant
Factory Worker
Office job
Office job
Military
Office job

No rockstars
Only rockstars I have are in my fridge. Lol
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:50 PM
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1 RN
3 going to school for nursing, one works as a radiologist, the other is a CNA, other works for the city
1 going to school and taking Generals but wants to work in social work
1 going to school for CNA
Management
Management
Customer Service Dad/SAHM, SAHM wants to start school soon for CNA
SAHM, not sure what dad does
Unemployed and Interviewing, was working for youth/Dad works at a steel factory
Works for youth/Electrician fiancÚ
Customer Service Agent/Sales
Hospital worker/Dad works as management in the local jewelry store
Car sales (family owned)/911 dispatcher

I have a small center so a lot of children are siblings with mom going to school. I attract the parents who are looking for nursing or care taking fields.
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I have

#1 M - teacher D - tax office
#2 M - food service D - car technician
#3 M - old age care D- Internet based business
#4 M & D own and run an acupuncture / massage shop

I seem to go through waves of careers, this group is all private sector, last group of kids I had (so for 4 years) were all government and the group before that were private sector again.
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#1 Teacher/lab worker for a mine
#2 Human Relations/can't remember dad's job!
#3 Banker/Engineer
#4 Office worker/Casino Worker
#5 Human Relations/Dad is a farmer
#6 Lab Tech/Farmer
#7 Both mom and dad work with disabled adults

I listed mom's job first
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#1: Police officer/ Nurse
#2: Security system salesman I think? (new job)/ Student
#3: Scientist/ Professional, something with engineering or construction
#4: Scientist/ PI and Home Appraiser
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Not much exciting here, either

Electrician/Tax specialist
City parks department/County Human Services Supervisor
Agriculture/School office job
Electrician/WalMart Department head


I just realized I don't know much about the dads' jobs, except for the electricians, lol.
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