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Re: Gainful employment

Posted by Smokey Stover on April 27, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Gainful employment posted by Bruce Kahl on April 27, 2005

: : What does "gainful employment" actually mean as oppsoed to just employment?

: Gainful means profitable.

: Working at McDonald's could be called employment.

: Working at a sales job with the potential for high commissions could be called gainful employment.

Employment can mean just how you use your time. Gainful employment means using your time at something you get paid for. SS