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Meaning of work and several types of professions

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What is work?

The concept of work states, “Work is the process of mental conception, analysis and completion of a project with its implementation dynamics”. Thus, work is not a physical exercise but a mental exercise. Men who work don’t sweat, the reason is because they complete what they have to do in their minds before engaging their hands.


Labour is physical activities without mental input. This demand for much physical energy with low productivity. 80% of the world’s population labour. Only 20% work. That is, only 20% of people engage their minds for creative knowledge and ideas which reduce physical stress but enhances productivity.

One of the greatest breakthroughs most developing societies need is the transformation of their system of operation from labour to work. For this to be achieved much effort has to be made to develop the minds of citizens for creative knowledge and ideas.

Labour Day celebrations should be changed to Workers Day celebrations, where the importance of work over labour has to be emphasized.

Marx introduces the concept as follows:

“By labour-power or capacity for labour is to be understood the aggregate of those mental and physical capabilities existing in a human being, which he exercises whenever he produces a use-value of any description.”


When it’s celebrated the workers day?

International Workers’ Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labour movement and left-wing movements. It commonly sees organized street demonstrations and marches by working people and their labour unions throughout most of the world. May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries. It is also celebrated unofficially in many other countries.


International Workers Day is the commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, when, after an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they dispersed a public meeting, Chicago police fired on workers during a general strike for the eight hour workday, killing several demonstrators and resulting in the deaths of several police officers, largely from friendly fire. In 1889, the first congress of the Second International, meeting in Paris for the centennial of the French Revolution and the Exposition Universelle, following a proposal by Raymond Lavigne, called for international demonstrations on the 1890 anniversary of the Chicago protests. May Day was formally recognized as an annual event at the International’s second congress in 1891. May Day can refer to various labour celebrations conducted on May 1 that commemorate the fight for the eight hour day.



Types of works

There are several classifications of Types of work, we are going to mention some of the most known:



doctor is a health care provider who practices the profession of medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury and other physical and mental impairments.



The police are persons empowered to enforce the law, protect property and reduce civil disorder.



Teacher is a person who provides schooling for students. They teach children to read, write, do math, and much more.



Firefighters are rescuers trained to put out hazardous fires, and to rescue people from car incidents, collapsed and burning buildings.



Chef is a person who cooks professionally for other people. Is considered a person who cooks for a living, traditionally it refers to a highly skilled professional who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation.



Judge is a person who presides over a court of law, either alone or as part of a panel of judges. The powers, functions, method of appointment, discipline, and training of judges vary widely across different jurisdictions.



Carpenter is a skilled craftsperson who performs carpentry. Carpenters work with timber to construct, install and maintain buildings, furniture, and other objects.

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