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:

    Love is the natural occupation of the man of leisure.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    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)

    ... possibly there is no needful occupation which is wholly unbeautiful. The beauty of work depends upon the way we meet it—whether we arm ourselves each morning to attack it as an enemy that must be vanquished before night comes, or whether we open our eyes with the sunrise to welcome it as an approaching friend who will keep us delightful company all day, and who will make us feel, at evening, that the day was well worth its fatigues.
    Lucy Larcom (1824–1893)