I'm sure you didn't mean it, but you're reducing someone else's livelihood as lowly and not meaningful. Not everybody can be a para or taxi driver.My dad finally swallowed his pride and took a job as a para at a local school. I would also recommend taxi driver. Anyone can be taxi driver. They are always hiring.
It's possible, of course, that your dad does know why he was fired and he may even have told your mum why and they've decided not to tell you. This could account for your mum's attitude. If you think about it calmly, people don't just get fired from jobs without being told why(or rarely, anyway). It's probably illegal to do that especially in something like social work.Through absolutely no fault of his own (he was fired without being told why he was fired) he lost his job about eight months ago.
My mom, who has always been emotionally abusive, is now telling my emotionally tortured father that this is his fault, and that she wants to die because of how worried she is about money, and that's his fault, and how he should swallow his pride and just look for a job in fast food or retail (despite the fact that he spent the last ten years getting an advanced degree in social work, and it would utterly crush his dreams to throw that away and go back to retail).
My mom was discriminated against because of her age... she doesn't have the luck that young people in her school program have. She's been going to school, struggling there, racking up bills while trying to hold down two jobs...
N is your mom looking for a job?
Your dad is lucky to have u, it sounds like a very familiar story to me, my dad in his 60s n my mom telling him to get a rubbish job too, very similar situation, the house does be peaceful when she's not home, my dad on the laptop, n me doing my own thing too, then my mom comes in and its like a whirlwind has come in the door, verbal abuse n put downs for everyone yey!
These mums who are being 'verbally abusive' when they come home at the end of the day after working/studying/both, could it possibly be because nothing(or very little), has been done by the people who are at home all day? Has the laundry been done? Is the house clean? Shopping been done? A meal made? The washing up done? Vacuuming? Pets cared for? Perhaps instead of 'verbally abusing' or 'nagging' we could call it 'telling it like it is' or 'pointing out the facts'?My dad was unemployed for most of my childhood. We immigrated here when I was child. In the U.S. your qualifications from other countries is pretty much useless. He never adapted like my mom who went back to school for nursing.
My mom was the backbone of the family and is great woman but she was also verbally abuse and not very supportive or encouraging. I'm not sure why most wives kick you when you're down.
Try paraprofessional or bus driver like Laysiaj mentioned. My dad finally swallowed his pride and took a job as a para at a local school. I would also recommend taxi driver. Anyone can be taxi driver. They are always hiring.
Also try to talk to your mom. Maybe give her book that explains that criticizing people is a poor method of motivation. Your mom wants your dad to find a job and she unconsciously thinks the verbal abuse will somehow motivate him.