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careerism

kuh ree ri zuhm

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

  • We can argue till we pass out over Adnan Hajj's motives politics? drama? careerism? and those of the bloggers who pounced on the photos.
  • Driven by careerism and professional education, the nation's colleges .
  • To hell with its venal careerism, its hypocrisy, its prurience, its pietistic ruthlessness.
News & Articles

  • 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.”
    June 17, 2013 - National Catholic Reporter
Quotes

  • Mathews Phosa in Business Day
    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".
  • Bill Nighy in Wall Street Journal
    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... Carl Bernstein http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Bernstein&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF3vWVCFkyg_p1jR3vX2J7boUPqSQ Washington Post http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/22/AR2008052204606.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHeA-pVT6phiRGRRWDKIaZcnqLJqg May 22, 2008 15167 21035 careerism 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."

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