What do we want our kids to be when they grow up?

8 07 2008

A recent survey from recruitment consultancy, Hudson, says: One in five (21%) UK IT professionals are so dissatisfied with their role they do not want their children to follow them into IT.” While the dissatisfaction statistic from the survey is obviously a concern for the industry, I’m not sure that the link with what they / we want for our children is relevant…  I’m pretty happy doing what I am doing and I manage to pay the bills but I can’t say that I want any of my kids to become PR consultants.  Did my dad want me to become an IFA?  I shouldn’t think so.

“Even more discontented than IT staff were male lawyers. Almost one third (32.3%) said they would not want their children to follow them into the law.”

We all want our kids to be happy / happier than us, healthy and comfortable.  We want them to live stress-free lives and have few worries.  Maybe a better and more interesting survey would be to find the industries where people DID want their children to follow in their footsteps…  I can’t think of too many.

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