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Why people work How work affects people’s lives. Discover. Choosing work that is right for you will be easier to do if you understand why people work and how work can affect your life. Why It’s Important. job occupation career full-time lifestyle. Key Terms.

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Why people work

How work affects people’s lives

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Why it s important

Choosing work that is right for you will be easier to do if you understand why people work and how work can affect your life.

Why It’s Important


Key terms

job

occupation

career

full-time

lifestyle

Key Terms


What is work

Work is what people do to earn money.

Money is not the whole story though.

What Is Work?


Why work

People work…

Why Work?

To be around other people

to help others

to use skills and talents

to feel good about themselves


Why work1

Some people work so that they won’t be bored.

Works helps you to take pride in what you do – gives you confidence

Why Work?


Why work2

Work makes many people feelgood about themselves.

Why Work?


Jobs occupations and careers

Work includes jobs, occupations, and careers.

Jobs, Occupations, and Careers


Jobs occupations and careers1

A job is work that people do for pay. Includes tasks.

What tasks make up a job?

Jobs, Occupations, and Careers


Jobs occupations and careers2

An occupation is a set of related skills and experiences. It is the type of work you do for a living.

Jobs, Occupations, and Careers


Jobs occupations and careers3

A career is a work history of one or more jobs in the same or related fields of interest.

Jobs, Occupations, and Careers


Jobs occupations and careers4

Each job in a career builds on interest, knowledge, training, and experience from the other jobs.

Jobs, Occupations, and Careers


Your work and your life

If you work full-time, you’ll be on the job at least 40 hours a week.

That’s the time you’ll definitely want to spend doing things you enjoy.

Your Work and Your Life


Your identity

Your Identity

  • Work will be a large part of your identity.

  • Your identity is the way others know you


Handling criticism

Handling Criticism

Everyone receives some criticism at work. Criticism is a comment about something you could do better..

Constructive criticism is helpful

Destructive criticism is hurtful


Choosing a way of life

The work you do affects your lifestyle.

Your lifestyle is the way you use your time, energy, money, and other resources.

Choosing a Way of Life


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YOUR LIFESTYLE HAS 6 PARTS

  • FAMILY

  • FRIENDS

  • LEISURE

  • HEALTH

  • SPIRITUALITY

  • WORK


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YOUR LIFESTYLE IS BASED ON PERSONAL CHOICES

What is most important to you?

Everyone has different lifestyle patterns.


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YOUR WORK AFFECTS YOUR LIFESTYLE

  • Work affects your TIME

  • Work affects your MONEY


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PLAN YOUR WORK TO FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE

Work can control your lifestyle.

Pick a career that will let you have the lifestyle you want.


Attitude counts

Recipe for Success

In the recipe for success, in both career and life, attitude is an essential ingredient.

You can start cultivating a positive attitude today.

Attitude Counts


Critical thinking review

What are some important reasons for working?

Reasons for working include earning money, making a contribution, helping others, using skills and talents, meeting other people, or achieving personal satisfaction.

Critical Thinking Review

Critical Thinking

Q

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Critical thinking review1

How might the kind of work you choose affect your lifestyle?

Your income can determine the kind of lifestyle you have. Work responsibilities can affect how much time you have to spend with friends and family and to pursue other interests.

Critical Thinking Review

Critical Thinking

Q

A


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End of Chapter 2

Thinking About Work

Lesson 2.1

What Is Work All About?


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