Occupation

Occupation may refer to:

  • Job (role), a regular activity performed for payment, that occupies one's time
    • Employment, a person under service of another by hire
    • Career, a course through life
    • Profession, a vocation founded upon specialized training
    • Vocation, an occupation to which a person is specially drawn
    • A category in the Standard Occupational Classification System
  • Occupying a space, either through force, by fiat, or by agreement:
    • Military occupation, the martial control of a territory
    • Occupation (protest), a political demonstration
    • Occupancy, use of a building
  • Television series that use this word in their titles:
    • "Occupation" (Battlestar Galactica), an episode of the science fiction television series
    • Occupation (TV serial), a drama about the Iraq War

Famous quotes containing the word occupation:

    Parenting, as an unpaid occupation outside the world of public power, entails lower status, less power, and less control of resources than paid work.
    Nancy Chodorow, U.S. professor, and sociologist. The Reproduction of Mothering Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, ch. 2 (1978)

    The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    For myself I found that the occupation of a day-laborer was the most independent of any, especially as it required only thirty or forty days in a year to support one. The laborer’s day ends with the going down of the sun, and he is then free to devote himself to his chosen pursuit, independent of his labor; but his employer, who speculates from month to month, has no respite from one end of the year to the other.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)