Career Workers

Throughout my childhood, I was surrounded by “career workers”, people who had one job and they would be with that company for their entire working career. My parents were both college graduates, both had successful careers, my father graduated with one of the first computer science degrees in the country, and took a job starting at $75K in the 1960′s working for a large company who did work for the government. He made great money, but worked 80+ hours a week, he was never home, and was very tired when he was home. While we lived a nice lifestyle, I wanted more, I saw how hard my dad worked, and saved only to live a life that deprived him of his “life”. This was not what I wanted my life to be; this was not a welcomed idea, especially among my parents.