Some have seen the concept of the "A Work" ethic as being socially maintained and propogated as a result of it being an archetype identical to the manifest of religious belief.

 

It seems to provides a non-violent channel for the sadism which occurs as a bi-product of the aggression naturally generated in order to purposefully and actively effect the environment.

 

One of the unavoidable aspects of original toil has branched off, grown exponentially and affected the populous like a symbiotic being can affect it's host, controlling it covertly from within.

 

As other belief systems can be seen to operate as a virus, "A Work" deploys and exploits the same processes.