ArturoBandini wrote:fisticuffs wrote:Someone goes to work and gets paid for it I call that a job regardless of who's paying them.
Did you eat a lot of paint chips when you were a kid?
Can you elaborate on what your idea of "a job" is? For instance - why do we have "jobs"? You should think a little deeper about this one.
I'll answer this in my own opinion. No linking to official definitions or that bullshit.
I actually think fisticuffs brought it down to its basics. A job is a thing, not something we do. Work is what we do. We have jobs because people need work done. A job is that "thing" that encompasses the work that we do. How we complete the job is a matter of work ethic, dedication, skill, knowledge, etc... A job doesn't have to be for money. It can be for trade or sometimes for free. Most often it's for money. Some people I know have a job to pay for the things they like to do when they're not at their job. Others have jobs that encompass their lives. That becomes much more of a career or a lifestyle. We all treat "jobs" differently. It's a matter of how dedicated you are to that job even more so than your dedication to the work involved. I think many of us have had jobs we don't like, but love the work that we do(or vice verse). Those are sometimes two different things.
Jobs numbers are just an economic indicator. They don't speak much more than quantifying the number of people getting paid.
That's the somewhat philosophical answer to the question. Philosophy isn't always practical, it's just verbiage for the sake of debate. The more practical straight up answer is that:
fisticuffs wrote:Someone goes to work and gets paid for it I call that a job regardless of who's paying them.