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A job, or occupation, is a person's role in society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment ("for a living"). Many people have multiple jobs (e.g., parent, homemaker, and employee). A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business, or becoming a parent. The duration of a job may range from temporary (e.g., hourly odd jobs) to a lifetime (e.g., judges). An activity that requires a person's mental or physical effort is work (as in "a day's work"). If a person is trained for a certain type of job, they may have a profession. Typically, a job would be a subset of someone's career. The two may differ in that one usually retires from their career, versus resignation or termination from a job.


1 Jobs for people 2 Types of jobs

2.1 Day job 2.2 Getting a job 2.3 Use of the word

3 Occupation and life expectancy 4 See also 5 References

5.1 Citations 5.2 Sources

6 External links

Jobs for people[edit] Most people spend up to forty or more hours each week in paid employment. Some exceptions are children, retirees, and people with disabilities; However, within these groups, many will work part-time, volunteer, or work as a homemaker. From the age of 5 or so, many children's primary role in society(and therefore their 'job') is to learn and study as a student. Types of jobs[edit] Jobs can be categorized, by the hours per week, into full time or part time. They can be categorized as temporary, odd jobs, seasonal, self-employment, consulting, or contract employment. Jobs can be categorized as paid or unpaid. Examples of unpaid jobs include volunteer, homemaker, mentor, student, and sometimes intern. Jobs can be categorized by the level of experience required: entry level, intern, and co-op. Some jobs require specific training or an academic degree. Those without paid full-time employment may be categorized as unemployed or underemployed if they are seeking a full-time paid job. Moonlighting is the practice of holding an additional job or jobs, often at night, in addition to one's main job, usually to earn extra income. A person who moonlights may have little time left for sleep or leisure activities. The Office for National Statistics
Office for National Statistics
in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
lists 27,966 different job titles, within a website published 2015.[1] Day job[edit] The expression day job is often used for a job one works in order to make ends meet while performing low-paying (or non-paying) work in their preferred vocation. Archetypal examples of this are the woman who works as a waitress (her day job) while she tries to become an actress, and the professional athlete who works as a laborer in the off season because he is currently only able to make the roster of a semi-professional team. While many people do hold a full-time occupation, "day job" specifically refers to those who hold the position solely to pay living expenses so they can pursue, through low paying entry work, the job they really want (which may also be during the day). The phrase strongly implies that the day job would be quit, if only the real vocation paid a living wage. The phrase "don't quit your day job" is a humorous response to a poor or mediocre performance not up to professional caliber. The phrase implies that the performer is not talented enough in that activity to be able to make a career out of it. Getting a job[edit] Further information: Job hunting
Job hunting
and Employment Getting a first job is an important rite of passage in many cultures. The youth may start by doing household work, odd jobs, or working for a family business. In many countries, school children get summer jobs during the longer summer vacation. Students enrolled in higher education can apply for internships or coops to further enhance the probability of securing an entry level job upon graduation. Résumés summarize a person's education and job experience for potential employers. Employers read job candidate résumés to decide whom to interview for an open position. Use of the word[edit] Workers often talk of "getting a job", or "having a job". This conceptual metaphor of a "job" as a possession has led to its use in slogans such as "money for jobs, not bombs". Similar conceptions are that of "land" as a possession (real estate) or intellectual rights as a possession (intellectual property). Occupation and life expectancy[edit] Manual work seems to shorten one's lifespan.[2] High rank[3] (a higher position at the pecking order) has a positive effect. Professions that cause anxiety have a direct negative impact on health and lifespan.[4] Some data is more complex to interpret due to the various reasons of long life expectancy; thus skilled professionals, employees with secure jobs and low anxiety occupants may live a long life for variant reasons.[5] The more positive characteristics one's job is, the more likely he or she will have a longer lifespan.[6][7] Gender, country,[8] and actual (what statistics reveal, not what people believe) danger are also notable parameters.[9][10] See also[edit]

analysis Job
interview Job
performance Job
satisfaction Labor economics Unemployment Wage

References[edit] Citations[edit]

^ "FOI Request: List of all the occupations noted in the UK". Office for National Statistics. The Crown. 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.  ^ Correspondent, Sarah Womack, Social Affairs (24 October 2007). "Why accountants live longer than builders" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.  ^ https://www.metlife.com/assets/cao/mmi/publications/studies/mmi-living-longer-working-longer.pdf ^ "The Most Stressful Jobs of 2014". CareerCast.com.  ^ "5 Jobs Proven to Make You Live Longer".  ^ Lees, John (11 November 2014). "Personality test: what job would make you happiest?". the Guardian.  ^ "Whistling While You Work: The 10 Most Satisfying Careers". CareerCast.com.  ^ "How long will YOU live? Startling map reveals dramatic differences in life expectancy across the globe (and why you should move to Monaco)".  ^ "Find out how your gender and job may affect your life expectancy". the Guardian. 21 October 2015.  ^ Veronese, Keith. "Jobs That Kill: What is the deadliest profession?". 


Davis, Steven; Haltiwanger, John; Schuh, Scott (1998), Job
Creation and Destruction, MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-54093-3  Granovetter, Mark (1995), Getting a Job: A Study of Contacts and Careers, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 978-0-226-30581-3  Joshel, Sandra (1992), Work, Identity, and Legal Status at Rome: A Study of the Occupational Inscriptions, University of Oklahoma Press, ISBN 978-0-8061-2444-5  Kranzberg, Melvin; Gies, Joseph (1986), By the Sweat of Thy Brow: Work in the Western World, Greenwood Press, ISBN 978-0-313-25323-2  Miller, Ann Ratner; Treiman, Donald; Cain, Pamela; Roos, Pamela (1980), Work, Jobs, and Occupations: a critical review of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, National Academy Press  Orr, Julian Edgerton (1996), Talking about Machines: An Ethnography of a Modern Job, Cornell University Press, ISBN 978-0-8014-8390-5  Robinson, Tony; Willcock, David (2005), The Worst Jobs in History: Two Thousand Years of Miserable Employment, Pan Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-330-43857-5  Roebuck, Carl (1969), The Muses at Work: arts, crafts, and professions in ancient Greece and Rome, MIT Press  Morse, Nancy; Weiss, Robert (1955). "The Function and Meaning of Work and the Job". American Sociological Review. 20 (2): 191–198. doi:10.2307/2088325. JSTOR 2088325. 

External links[edit] Media related to Jobs at Wikimedia Commons

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