A person drawing this particular distinction apparently thinks that what a separates a "profession" from an "occupation" mainly has to do with exams, governing bodies and letters after your name. Thus I would be a member of a "profession" since I am entitled to use the letters MAAT, but someone with the same experience and skills but qualified only by experience would not be (which is actually a sore point at the moment, with some accountants).We kept being told journalism wasn't a profession, but being a lawyer is.
It's interesting that Socialism/Communism exists to give everyone a job but doesn't allow anyone to build a career, and that Capitalism encourages people to work hard and move up the ladder, but it biased against the people who want to move up.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.
I'd say the same thing.Isn't a tractor driver a farmer?
Are there Bulgarians whose surname is Traktordriverov(a), like the English names Thatcher, Carpenter, Smith etc.?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."