The job your parents do can have a huge impact on your life for a variety of reasons. For some, it's only financial, like if your dad is a medical doctor, or your mother is a lawyer, you probably had a pretty nice life growing up.
For other people, it's less about the financials and more about the SERIOUS perks that came with what, at first glance, seem like pretty normal job. I was one of these people.
My mother is a teacher and from the time I was 12 until I was 15, she worked at an exclusive all boys boarding school. I'm talking, $25,000 per year school fees, a sprawling lush green campus and over 1000 high school boys in uniform.
During this time, my parents bought a plot of land and started building their dream home, unfortunately, the house we had been living in sold really fast and the new owners wanted us out ASAP. By the grace of God, the boarding school my mother was working at offered us one of the many houses the spacious campus.
Yes, for my thirteenth and fourteenth years of life, teenage, boy-crazy, adolescent me LIVED AT an all boys school. Yes, it was the very best of times.
Scott Cunningham, who goes by @causalinf on Twitter recently asked his followers, “What perks did you enjoy as a kid bc of your parents' jobs?“ The thread soon went viral with THOUSANDS of responses and we have compiled the very best answers below.