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What Is Work? And How Does the U.S. Context Compare?
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Questions for Today: What is the difference between work and a job? What are three ways to conceptualize work? How much paid leave is required by U.S. federal law? Why is the culture of work important? How does it impact people?
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How Do We Define Work? Work is often equated with employment and formal jobs However, the concept of work is much broader One good definition of work: A purposeful human activity involving physical or mental exertion that is not undertaken solely for pleasure and that has economic or symbolic value ” (Budd 2011)
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Work as a Job Focus on survival: money, benefits, and pay Work is a necessary evil to be avoided ” – Twain Labor-power is a commodity which its possessor, the wage-worker, sells to the capitalist. Why does he sell it? It is in order to live ” – Marx
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Work as a Career Focus on success, esteem, recognition, and power
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Work as a Calling Focus on meaning, purpose, and virtue of the work
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What Is Work For?!
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