There was a time when a job was a way to earn a livelihood. You were expected to be loyal, and be grateful towards the proprietors. Even if the work wasn’t something you enjoyed, it was important to keep working at it and get timely promotions - as you would climb up the ladder, work will get better. The money is all that mattered. The job economy was a scarcity economy - there were few jobs to be had and having one was a matter of pride.