Rebecca is a middle aged graduate from Guelph University, and lives in Barrie with her husband. Her two children are studying in post secondary. She works at the hospital as a dietary assistant.
I asked Rebecca what her opinion on Occupation was.
“its the job I do”
Occupation is the job I worked hard for. its the job that I enjoy going to everyday especially because its great knowing I help people. My occupation is a dietary assistant so anything that i do at work would be considered my occupation. Weighing food, making food plans and making the actual food would all be my occupation, the things I do at work.
After reading the Hito Steyerl text, Rebecca’s opinion changed.
“its more then the tasks within my job”
I did not really realize how diverse of a word occupation was. Its a state, a job, a placing and a period of occupying. It all depends on the person but anything could be an occupation to a person. Their hobbies could be their occupations or their therapy or even their workout. Its all things they do within the day.