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Ariana

Black-and-white leopard
That must be the case in Canada, apparently. But in Soviet Russia and in Socialist Bulgaria, a tractor driver is a tractor driver and nothing else.
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
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I've never seen nor heard of a person who goes around freelancing his incredible tractor-driving abilities.
 

Ariana

Black-and-white leopard
When I was in first grade, we had to learn by heart a short poem that contained the verse "My dad is a tractor driver and I am going to be a tractor driver too."
 

Saapanael

Ancient Mariner
A generation of tractor drivers. :ahhh:There was a very old tractor at a place in the countryside that I used to visit as a child. Was just about the coolest thing ever.
 

Brigantium

General of the Dark Army
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Depends how the division of work operates locally to you. It's more general 'agricultural labourer' AKA 'farm hand' here, but that's because hired farm workers are expected to be able to do a bit of everything on a farm, and a lot of them are freelance.

Then there's the fun debate about the definition of 'profession'. We kept being told journalism wasn't a profession, but being a lawyer is.
 

Magnus

Pica Serdica
When I was in first grade, we had to learn by heart a short poem that contained the verse "My dad is a tractor driver and I am going to be a tractor driver too."
It's miner actually. And тракторист is/was, here at least, not just a profession, but a subculture by itself.
 
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