Here’s comedian Louis CK encouraging everyone to “do your job.” Characteristically funny, and thought-provoking. From CK, it’s a complaint. But there’s also a point here about the ethics of duty, of doing what one has been hired to do. It is, apparently, quite a deep human drive, all joking aside. People generally spend an enormous amount of time doing their jobs, even when no one is looking, probably beyond what can be accounted for by fear of punishment. The darker side (and this is speculation) is that that may also be what drives some people to do unethical things on behalf of their employer: if you strongly believe that “doing your job” means something like pursuing profit at all cost, then bad things will happen.
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