The Value Of Work

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Many people consider work a necessity rather than a choice; there are still other who would rather not work at all. Work can provide basic need and necessities, as well as give pride, satisfaction routine and social benefits.

It is true many people work to provide for themselves and their families. The money earned may clothe, feed and support a large number of people. Without income provided by work, many families could not survive. Recently in Thailand, the economic crisis has jolted the country's unemployment level. Substantial workforces in the textile and electronic industries have been lay off. Ninety percent of these workers are women who need to support children at home. Without income all basic things such as food, clothed, and schooling cannot be obtained. These families may surely face perilous situations with no money. Work is vital in maintaining life for many people.

On the other aspect, work is a substantial way of satisfying social needs. Work can give you a sense of pride in what you do. A worker may feel he has a purpose at the job, and he may strive to excel in his position. Some jobs, such as craftsmen, developed tradition and legacy into their fields. They are proud to be a part of a trade, which only a few are skilled to do. In addition to pride, work can provide satisfaction and routine. A worker may feel he has fulfilled a purpose. This can leave him satisfied with what he has done. Also, work can supply a regular routine and schedule in a person's life. This can keep time regulated and provide solidarity.

Lastly, work can provide an extended social environment. People can interact with coworkers in and out of the workplace. They...

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