Whatever happened to a work ethic?

I found the link below somewhat disturbing because I believe the individual is possibly serious in her rantings.




If her viewpoints are held by many other Americans then I think we are in serious trouble. If she has offspring that are led to the same conclusions as herself our country is in deep trouble. At one time is was OK to possess a work ethic. Where and how did we lose that?


Why is it that people no longer want to be held responsible for their financial decisions? If you can't afford a $300,000 home mortgage don't let the banks sucker you into a 30 year note and then bitch about the monthly payment.



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Comment by Arcus on October 15, 2011 at 2:58am

Yea.. These are quite normal opinions even among adults these days in the West. I've noted a marked difference in the work ethic of people in my office, where there are around 1300 people from 60 countries. People from poorer countries, especially those which have had recent bouts of starvation or with a large urban poor population, are much more appreciative that they actually have a job and tend to work much longer hours. They know that the alternatives to the strictly regulated capitalism of the West are kleptocracies and communist systems in which they grew up in. 

I see this lady seems to adore Egypt. Firstly, she's not of Egyptian descent and Egyptians do not consider themselves to be Africans. Secondly, my colleagues in Cairo tend to come to the office at 9:30 in the morning and stay until 8-9 at night (tho with a 2 hour lunch break). They are not legally entitled to any vacation, and frequently have to work Fridays, which is their start of the weekend.

Having a job and a decent income is a privilege the majority of the population on this planet does not share with her. She should be thankful and rather work to improve her lot in life instead of bitching about unseen forces holding her back.


As a side note.. I cannot fathom how any employer or customer could stand having her around. She may get her wish of being liberated from a job sooner than she might expect.

Comment by Alex Johnson on October 15, 2011 at 4:12am

She should be thankful that she does not have to make money by spreading her legs for strangers, which many desperate women have to do... She should be thankful that she does not have to beg and eat out of a trash can like many women in India have to do... Alas, the source of all misery is that, people are never satisfied with what they have and can never stop yapping about it...

Comment by Steve McWilliams on October 15, 2011 at 4:40am

So everything is free in Africa?.......What a dope!

Comment by Ralph Oswald on October 15, 2011 at 5:46am

Not worth the effort to make rational comments or arguments. She's delusional.

Comment by Ed on October 15, 2011 at 9:33am

@ Ralph


"Not worth the effort to make rational comments or arguments. She's delusional."


So your saying she's a religious person as well?      :^ )




Comment by Sharon P on October 15, 2011 at 3:12pm

I have watched this twice now, and I still don't know what to say.  Although it is interesting at the end, she also states the religion is a scam too.  I watched it on youtube and there were so many positive comments that it scared me.  It isn't just her that thinks that way....wow.

Comment by Galen on October 16, 2011 at 5:12pm

I watched about half of it and I can't say that I really disagree with her.  Yeah, she's using a lot of hyperbole and blowing it all out of whack, but she IS correct that the current system is setup to "rip yo ass off!"  It's gotten that way because the majority of people either don't realize it or don't care.


Even knowing that and pretty much agreeing with her, I still have a great work ethic.  Yes, needing to have a job sucks, but even if the system weren't broken, I'd still need to have a job so there's no point whining about that, lol.  I go in 5 days a week and do my job better than I have to.  After 4 years at my current job I have never missed one single day of work.  I take pride in my work because it reflects on me as a person.  THAT is work ethic.  Work ethic doesn't mean loving your job and thinking the capitalist system is the best thing ever.  Although, I do love my job and I am rather fond of capitalism.  I simply acknowledge that capitalism is broken and needs to be fixed desperately!

Comment by Arcus on October 16, 2011 at 5:16pm

"I simply acknowledge that capitalism is broken and needs to be fixed desperately!"

As in...?

Comment by Ed on October 16, 2011 at 8:46pm

@ Galen,


How are the utility companies ripping her ass off for use of water & electricity? Should these be free of charge? 


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