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)

    Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier’s occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)