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Work ethic is a set of values or belief based on moral attitude that hard work is worthy of reward. It also refers to the workers moral benefit based on one’s earnest and its ability to improve his capacity.
Although the value has been changed throughout the history, society still has its expectation on workers that they should have a good work ethic in order to be selected for better position where it requires more responsibility, recognition of his contribution with higher wages. Contrary, society does not trust the workers, who do not meet the expectation, for being neglect his duties and fail to make contribution to his society.
Max Weber, a sociologist and the author of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, traced the origin of the work ethic in relation of ethics and ascetic Protestantism in the spirit of capitalism. According to Weber, Protestantism offers a concept of the “calling” and encourages a religious virtue while Calvinism taught predestination. The new religions oppose the spending hard earned money on luxuries identified as a sin, while the social co…
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