What specific occupation does your character practice?A monk lives in a convant, devoting his life to prayer, chastity, solitude, poverty, and obedience. Some monks travel, while others never leave the convant.

What does the need for this occupation and the information surrounding it tell us about the time period? Becoming a monk was personal choice, renoucning wordly life and goods. Was there really a need for monks? The answer is no.

What was his or her social standing? They were poor workers, who did oddjobs and hardwork for monstaries. They survived on common staples of bread and meat. They were not nobility, but were close to serfs.
What might your character’s day to day life be like? Praying, working, reading religous texts, eating moderately, being abstemonious, sleeping on a straw bed, copying religious manuscripts, farm work, brewing various alcohols, providing medical care for the community, and educating boys were the task in the day of a monk.
What details about this character does Chaucer not include? Chaucer's monk is described as a hunter and traveler, which is very different from a monastery monk. He eats meat and drinks wine. He doesn't wear what a normal monk would wear, which is plain hood. He wears fur. He is an eccentric monk and a strong hunter.
What modern day occupation might correspond to your medieval character and why? The closest occupation which would correspond to my character would have to be priest. Priest devote their life to religion and cellibacy. They live in church or monastery and read religious scriptures. Priests are modern day monks.