With the holidays approaching, I'm curious how you all deal with the awkward family gatherings. More specifically, does anyone else feel despised by their own family now in regards to their career choice?
Personally, I have a VERY blue collar family. My immediate family consists of welders, production workers, and those in the construction business. I'm the only one in my family to have earned a college degree. Needless to say, I have very few commonalities with my aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.
Although I noticed a few relatives become distant shortly after declaring my major in college, I honestly feel like the black sheep of my family now that I'm working. I was extremely close with these people growing up, so I'm not sure what changed, but I know I can't be the only whose gone through this.
Just to confirm I'm not some self centered 25 y/o douchebag out of touch with reality---at the last gathering, my nieces 1st birthday party, my uncle made a comment about my car, which is leased, along the lines of "did my mortgage buy that car?".
I'm at a well respected firm, but I can't even imagine how they would react if I was based in NY at a BB.