Work is the struggle for the material and spiritual necessities.
My mother says, "There is no shame in honest work."
She is absolutely right about that.
Honest work is doing what your job is at an hourly wage when you are supposed to be 100 percent doing what you are being paid to do.
The employee and the employer on the clock both mess with 15 percent of the 100 percent either in pay or performance so that within that window all negotiations in an honest workplace are resolved for good or bad.
"In sequent toil all forwards do contend." – John Donne