The meaning of the word Job/work

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Registered: 10-30-2007
The meaning of the word Job/work
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Thu, 12-13-2007 - 12:09pm

Ok since we have had some questions on the meaning of the work JOB/WORK I want to see where everyone stands.


For me a job does not mean something I am paid for.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 12-13-2007 - 12:21pm
I think a job is something you are paid to do. Work is just something that you have to do. Taking care of small children, doing the dishes, etc. are "work," but not a job.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 12-13-2007 - 12:23pm
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Registered: 07-29-2002
Thu, 12-13-2007 - 12:26pm

I would like to know the following.


If I am a SAHM why is it not a JOB for me to

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 12-13-2007 - 12:29pm
Because you do not get paid. A job is something you do for pay, imo.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 12-13-2007 - 12:46pm
And a job is something you can quit!
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 12-13-2007 - 1:59pm
need i bring up the trusty oprah line,sahms have the toughest job in the world?

 

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Thu, 12-13-2007 - 5:01pm

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Thu, 12-13-2007 - 5:06pm

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Registered: 08-23-2007
Thu, 12-13-2007 - 7:49pm
If work is considered household chores and taking care of children, why do we say SAHM instead of WAHM since that is what they are actually doing? I lurk on this board all the time and have never understood why staying at home with children isn't considered (a type of) work.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 12-13-2007 - 8:14pm
Actually this has been debated before-Oprah has said things like being a *parent* is the toughest job in the world. I think if she said something like that about sahs, it would certainly be for ratings, lol. Especially considering she is a workaholic who has no children to begin with-shes never been a sah and I'd be surpised if she knows many sahs in her circle. How the heck would she know thing one about it???

Dj


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Dj

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