work ethic

  

Definition

The belief that work has a moral benefit and an inherent ability to strengthen character.

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  • In my position as an employer, an employee with a strong work ethic will be more likely to be promoted than an employee who is not committed to their job and responsibilities.

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  • When interviewing prospective employees and doing reference checks, I exert great effort to find out about their past work ethics.

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  • It is so much better when the new employees we hire have a strong work ethic it makes training them and working with them much easier.

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