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Job-Related Columns

History Lessons  by Bebe Vaughan
Jobs are all about fathers.  Work, on the other hand, is not.  Work is all about relationship  To the Self.

Single  by Jesse Young
I want my sons to find jobs that make them happy, where  They Want to Go to Work on Monday.

What Women Want  by Laura Barrett
I miss working at the library, because even jobs without a paycheck can provide  A Big Pay-Off.

Empty Nest  by Mark Wiertalla
My daughter listened to my career advice, and I’ll take hers, too, in order to stay  In Good Company.

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Pithy Quotes

“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.  I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it.  I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh – anything but work.”
 –– Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), 16th president of the United States, born of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, two uneducated farmers, in a one-room log cabin on the 348-acre Sinking Spring Farm, and father of four sons, only one (Robert) surviving to adulthood

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“You know, you get famous and you work in these weird jobs and you don’t have a lot in common with people. But once you have kids, you have everything in common with everybody.”

 –– Chris Rock (born February 7, 1965), American comedian and actor, father of daughters Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah

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 “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”

–– Indira Gandhi (from November 19, 1917 to her assassination on October 31, 1984), prime minister of India and daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, and granddaughter of Motilal Nehru, a prominent nationalist leader

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Founding Father

The Man:  Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011), businessman and digital whiz

Father of:  Apple computers (with Steve Wozniak).  Jobs was its CEO until months before his death.  He had three children with Laurene Powell, whom he married in 1991, and a daughter (pictured above), Lisa Brennan-Jobs (born 1978), with painter Chrisann Brennan.

The Story:  Jobs, born in San Francisco, was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of nearby Mountain View.  Paul and Clara also had a daughter, Patty.  His biological parents, Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali later married and gave birth to Jobs’ sister, novelist Mona Simpson.
        In the late 1970s, Jobs co-founded Apple.  It was immediately successful but, in 1985, after losing a power struggle with the board of directors, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, sleek black computers for the higher education and business markets. When Apple bought out NeXT in 1997, Jobs soon returned as CEO.
        In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm (spun off as Pixar Animation Studios), which was acquired by Walt Disney in 2006. 

Whaaa?   When Brennan got pregnant but refused an abortion, a rift occurred in the relationship.  Brennan briefly raised their daughter on welfare when Jobs denied paternity, claiming he was sterile.  He later admitted he was her father. Apple’s Lisa Computer reportedly is named after her.

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Fascinating Fact

About $36,000 a year

According to the most recent census (1997), fathers in families with an employed
mother earn about the same as fathers in families with a non-employed mother.

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