WorkWhat obligations do we have in choosing work?What obligations do we have as workers?What entitlements to work do we have?What entitlements do we have as workers?
What obligations do we have as workers? To self ?to do only meaningful workTo others?colleaguesemployerprofessioncustomers/clientscompetitorscommunityenvironmentHow do we prioritize among these?
Work as a Social BenefitIs work important enough to require just distribution? Why or why not?If yes, what principle(s) of distributive justice apply to work?Given the connection of work and self-esteem and self-identify, does it matter what kind of work people have access to?
Work and HappinessJobActivity: Unpleasant, not personally meaningfulWorking conditions: poorCareerActivity: Challenging, not personally meaningfulWorking conditions: generally good, but often stressful and long hours
Work and HappinessVocationActivity: personally meaningful, socially usefulWorking conditions: vary
Other Views about WorkProtestant work ethicWork is supposed to be unpleasant because its a punishment.Hard work will be rewarded in this life.Buddhist work ethicDesire less and work less.Reverence for all living thingsValue your colleagues, customersProtect the environment.
What are workers entitled to?Some possible answers for the currently employed:to continued employment to fairness and against discriminationto safe working conditionsto associate, e.g. to unionizeto privacyto autonomy and free speechto a personal lifeto fair compensation
Further questions about worker entitlementAre all workers entitled to an equal opportunity to have a job? a career? a vocation? a vocation with good working conditions?