There is something inherently noble about honest work well done, but the process of industrialization and ‘technologization’ has emptied much work of its meaning. Assembly lines are famous for their dehumanizing character. In the United States the service industry has replaced manufacturing. Now we have the new assembly lines of Amazon Fulfillment Centers; we have customer service call centers and Costco greeters that require infinite patience and a paste-on smile as people must represent a vast impersonal organization that has little connection with any local community. Very often a person might be......