IIN, "if you become a janitor, you'll never get another job"?
I was between jobs and living at home. I was sending out a wide net of applications and one of the jobs I got a reply for was janitorial. It was lower-class than I was comfortable with, so I decided to ask my parents first if it was a good idea. Maybe I should just suck it up?
My parents looked at me like I told them I wanted to make my living by simultaneously selling drugs and blowing people, and in a much darker and illicit fashion than being a gay pharmacist who happens to have a boyfriend on-site. It wasn't a long conversation, since I didn't want to take the job anyway, but the main sentence I got out of it was them saying "you'll never get another job". Just the fact that, from what I've seen, I would have been the youngest janitor in the city was enough to make me look elsewhere.
By the way, this happened about a couple of years ago, I'm doing a lot better now. How true is that statement, though?