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:

    The science, the art, the jurisprudence, the chief political and social theories, of the modern world have grown out of Greece and Rome—not by favor of, but in the teeth of, the fundamental teachings of early Christianity, to which science, art, and any serious occupation with the things of this world were alike despicable.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    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)