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work ethic

noun [S]
 
 
WORKPLACE the way that someone feels about the importance of work, usually the belief that it is important to work hard: The aim of the program is to instil a work ethic and a sense of teamwork in young people. Managers often say that older workers are friendlier to customers and have a better work ethic than their younger counterparts. The unemployed are often criticized for having a poor work ethic.
Translations of “work ethic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 職業道德感…
in Chinese (Simplified) 职业道德感…
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