Why are my parents so against me getting a government job?

I want to work for the park service, department of agriculture, department of forestry, or department of fish and wildlife. My parents are very much against it, wanted me to work for a private company. I am a biologist and pay and benefits are about the same for both government and private jobs the biggest... show more I want to work for the park service, department of agriculture, department of forestry, or department of fish and wildlife. My parents are very much against it, wanted me to work for a private company. I am a biologist and pay and benefits are about the same for both government and private jobs the biggest difference is there are more places I can transfer and travel with a government job.
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