Preserving Work Ethics
In America one of the most important events on the road to adulthood, among your first car and senior prom, is getting your first job. The “first job” is a classic topic for many family based sitcoms, such as the Cosby Show or Family Matters, in which the children grow up to get their first job. For many older adults, working was more than just a time for socializing and hanging out, it was a way of life and a means for survival. There was no easy way around it; to get paid you had to work hard and diligently. Work Ethics, a set of values based on hard work and diligence, were mandatory just to make a living. Today things are much different! Working is more casual and requires much less physical input than the tedious jobs of yesterday. Yet today, more employees complain about work loads and low pay while doing just enough to remain employed rather than carry out the full requirements of their jobs. Everyone should be required to complete at least three months of hard labor before they graduate high school because work ethics are becoming extinct.
That’s harsh! Children shouldn’t be forced to do hard work during school! Those are probably the thoughts of some of the parents and students that would be presented with this proposal. However, this proposal provides four years for students to complete only three months of work in fields such as construction or agriculture. This should done during the summer and weekend hours because most hard labor jobs work during school hours.
In what ways are work ethics becoming extinct? Recent reports indicate that companies throw away billions of dollars annually in lost productivity (Robert). People are not working and you cannot say “work ethics” without saying work! The average worker admits to wasting more than two hours each work day, on everything from making personal phone calls to socializing with other co-workers and simply “spacing out”(Robert). These disengagements and others of...