Drudgery vs Employment - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Drudgery is a related term of employment.
As nouns the difference between drudgery and employment
is that drudgery
is tedious, menial and exhausting work while employment
is a use, purpose.
tedious, menial and exhausting work
* 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 34.
- we are, perhaps, all the while flattering our natural indolence, which, hating the bustle of the world, and drudgery of business seeks a pretence of reason to give itself a full and uncontrolled indulgence.
* See also
* drudgerous (rare)
A use, purpose
* 1873 , John Stuart Mill, Autobiography of John Stuart Mill
The act of employing
- This new employment of his time caused no relaxation in his attention to my education.
The state of being employed
* 1853 , Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener'', in ''Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories'', New York: Penguin Books, 1968; reprint 1995 as ''Bartleby , ISBN 0 14 60.0012 9, p.3:
- ''The personnel director handled the whole employment procedure
The work or occupation for which one is used, and often paid
An activity to which one devotes time
(economics) The number or percentage of people at work
- At the period just preceding the advent of Bartleby, I had two persons as copyists in my employment , and a promising lad as an office-boy.