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
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.
Work is what people do to earn money.
Money is not the whole story though.
To be around other people
to help others
to use skills and talents
to feel good about themselves
Some people work so that they won’t be bored.
Works helps you to take pride in what you do – gives you confidence
Work makes many people feelgood about themselves.
Work includes jobs, occupations, and careers.
A job is work that people do for pay. Includes tasks.
What tasks make up a job?
An occupation is a set of related skills and experiences. It is the type of work you do for a living.
A career is a work history of one or more jobs in the same or related fields of interest.
Each job in a career builds on interest, knowledge, training, and experience from the other jobs.
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.
Everyone receives some criticism at work. Criticism is a comment about something you could do better..
Constructive criticism is helpful
Destructive criticism is hurtful
The work you do affects your lifestyle.
Your lifestyle is the way you use your time, energy, money, and other resources.
YOUR LIFESTYLE HAS 6 PARTS
YOUR LIFESTYLE IS BASED ON PERSONAL CHOICES
What is most important to you?
Everyone has different lifestyle patterns.
YOUR WORK AFFECTS YOUR LIFESTYLE
PLAN YOUR WORK TO FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE
Work can control your lifestyle.
Pick a career that will let you have the lifestyle you want.
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.
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.
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.
End of Chapter 2
Thinking About Work
What Is Work All About?