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“To be professional was to have a career – a calling – as opposed to a “mere” job: ‘To the professional person his work becomes his life. Hence the act of embarking upon a professional career is similar in some respects to entering a religious order’ (Greenwood 1966, 17).”

Kathi Weeks, The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011), p. 72.