How to tell your Asian parents anything in 3 simple steps (and in my case, that you’re quitting your Fortune 50 corporate job)

“Dad, I want you to know that I’ve been thinking about things and next year, I’m planning on leaving my job.” (or whatever is your big decision)

“Dad, remember how I told you a few months ago that I was going to leave my job next year?

I’m still planning on doing that. I might change my mind, but I’m still planning on doing it.”

“Y’know Tiffany, I still wish you’d stay at <company name> but you’ve made good decisions to this point —

And I (pause) HOPE (pause again) that this (pause) is also a good choice for you.”

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