careerism careerism  /kə ˈri rɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the practice of advancing your career at the expense of your personal integrity

Usage(s):

  1. To hell with its venal careerism, its hypocrisy, its prurience, its pietistic ruthlessness.
  2. The networks ignored Brown, who turned to the radio talk shows, filling the air with jeremiads against the confederacy of corruption, careerism and $1,000 campaign contributions.

News

  • Pope Francis calls careerism a ‘leprosy’ on the priesthood

    Using especially strong language on one of his favorite themes, Pope Francis decried a plague of careerism among priests and urged them to renounce their personal ambitions for service to the church -- warning that failure to do so would make them look “ridiculous.”
    on June 17, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

Quotes

  1. Phosa said the ANC had never been an organisation where an elected position gave an individual a status "over and above the quality of your hard work and input : we frown upon naked careerism and positionalism".
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Mathews Phosa Source: Business Day

  2. "That notion of the public good -- the underpinning of our politics and our media and our national life -- has been too undermined and overwhelmed by self-interest, careerism, bipartisan assertion and by ideological and cultural warfare at the...
    on May 22, 2008 By: Carl Bernstein Source: Washington Post

  3. Miss Hicks "brings to the role a real sense of compassion and wisdom," Mr. Nighy says. "It's a performance that exhibits an admirable and total absence of careerism."
    on Jan 12, 2007 By: Bill Nighy Source: Wall Street Journal

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