PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW RICH
adult child does
for a living.
Mom and Dad no doubt remember
your childhood ambitions-but
chances are they're fuzzy on the
details of your grown-up gig. A
recent LinkedIn survey found that
more than one-third of parents
worldwide are in the dark about
their kid's daily responsibilities.
(Americans are slightly ahead of
the curve; only 29 percent find their
child's work mystifying.) Blame it on
ambiguous job titles like UI designer,
social media manager, and data
scientist. "These jobs may not have
existed when some of the parents
were in the workforce," says Catherine Fisher, director of corporate
communications at LinkedIn. Still,
94 percent of folks are proud of
their child's professional accomplishments. Whatever they are.
MARCH 2014 SPIRIT
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