Adrianna is a third year Health Science student at the University of Western Ontario. She is part of the Foot Patrol on campus to help people walk home.
I asked Adrianna what her opinion of occupation was.
“a position of employment”
Having an occupation means to be in a position of being regularly employed and being paid for it. If you aren’t being payed you are interning or volunteering your time. After school you apply for a job which is also known as an occupation and work for the rest of your life in order to support yourself with your life.
After reading the Hito Styerl text, Adrianna’s opinion changed.
“its about time and space”
Occupation can mean a variety of things. It can be about a job, about the space you are in, but it can be more, it can be the idea of something that occupy’s your mind. That idea is an occupation in your mind. The idea of occupation is so much larger then what most people believe they know. I know its opened my eyes about the range it can be in. anything that takes up our day with its time and the space it is in should be an occupation.