Third Nacelle wrote:
^Yes, but most of them seem to have jobs too, from what we've seen. I mean, aside from the children. What exactly would a stay-at-home spouse do in the 24th century? Putting plates back in the replicator only eats up so many minutes.
Schools, Arboretum, Lounges, and places like that would probably make use of civilians ( or is it the other way around...?...). A ship like a Galaxy Class is much like a little town. And people want to be active in its commune. Some might not like working in a Cafe, but they might be in a book club...