Work vs. Employment vs. Occupation

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Work refers to: Human labor Employment, a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee House work, cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a home Labor (economics), measure of the work done by human beings Manual labour, physical work done by people Wage labour, in which a worker sells their labor and an employer buys it Work (project management), the effort applied to produce a deliverable or accomplish a task Working the system, using the rules and procedures meant to protect a system, instead to manipulate that system work A task assigned by yourself or someone else which you feel obligated to complete. noun 1.exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something; labor; toil.…show more content…
The Saxons were subsistence farmers. (Farmers grew enough to feed themselves and their families and very little else). At times during the Saxon era there were terrible famines in England when poor people starved to death. Some Saxons were craftsmen. There were blacksmiths, bronze smiths and potters. At first Saxon potters made vessels by hand but in the 7th century the potters wheel was introduced). Other craftsmen made things like combs from bone and antler or horn. There were also many leather workers and Saxon craftsmen also made elaborate jewellery for the rich. In the Middle Ages the land was divided into 3 huge fields. Each year 2 were sown with crops while one was left fallow (unused) to allow it to recover. Each peasant had some strips of land in each field. Most peasants owned only one ox so they had to join with other families to obtain the team of oxen needed to pull a plough. After ploughing the land was sown. Men sowed grain and women planted peas and beans. Most peasants also owned a few cows, goats and sheep. Cows and goats gave milk and cheese. Most peasants also kept chickens for eggs. They also kept pigs. Peasants were allowed to graze their livestock on common land. In the autumn they let their pigs roam in the woods to eat acorns and beechnuts. However they did not have enough food to keep many animals through the winter. Most of the livestock was slaughtered in autumn and the meat was salted to preserve it. After 1500 industry gradually grew
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