It used to refer to hard work, and putting in a good day's effort out of pride and a desire to better yourself, your family and your community.
Work ethic is no longer necessary; the government now provides us with what we need, so we can all chilax
, smoke some chronic, and sip on our 40 ouncers all day.
Damn Keith, what's with your work ethic bro - you workin' too hard dogg. Don't you know Uncle Sam gonna take care of your ass? Now chilax and collect your food stamps and workers' comp, foo!