Steve is a middle aged graduate of Waterloo University, and works in Stirling Ontario as a Car Salesman. He lives with his wife as his kids are all gone off to school and have started their own lives.
I asked Steve what his opinion of Occupation was.
I go to work everyday and do my job/occupation of selling cars so I can support my kid that is still in University. I have worked in Car Sales for a long time as it is a family business so its a big occupation in our family and it occupies a lot of our time. Its hard to run a business within such a small town. Occupation has a lot to do with working a full time job.
After reading the Hito Steyerl text, Steve’s opinion changed a little bit.
“something that you work on”
Occupation is still associated with jobs. This is because as an adult I am constantly working to support my family. And it is the one that that consumes my time and it is one thing that constantly occupies all of my time. I understand that it can be a state, activity or any thing else really, but personally it will be linked into my job.