No one is neutral about the topic of work. As adults, work occupies our lives. There is, in fact, nothing more we do with our lives than work. We will not sleep as much, recreate as much, spend as much time with family and friends as we will work. Perhaps that is why we tend to indulge our children when we send them off to college. College is, after all, a fantasyland where days begin at 10:30 .. sharp, where evening classes are seen as optional, where the weekend begins on Thursday afternoon, and where summers are off. But after graduation, adultland begins every day at 8 .., attendance is not optional, weekends begin Saturday night (if you’re lucky), and summers bring no pause in work. Given the amount of time we put in on the job, it is impossible to avoid being affected by the work we do. The ethos (culture) and the ethics of the workplace have an influence on

us both on and off the job. In the end, for many of us, truth and ethics becomes what happens to us on the job. The demands of the workplace and the effects of work on our sense of identity and social status make it that much harder to stand outside the shadow of self.