Marissa is twenty-four years old, engaged, and a preschool teacher at a learning center. She always had thought of being a teacher but considered other jobs as well. Marissa believes in the moral value that every individual should be treated with respect and love. She also believes in the moral value of a team or group effort. Jenny is fifty-three years old, single and never married, and a telemarketer by day and a deli worker at night. Jenny’s moral commitment to animals is very strong. Marissa and Jenny are two different people, living two different lives however they have some similarities and differences about them. Marissa and Jenny both selected their occupations based on their moral values or commitments and financial obligations;
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However the job of being a veterinary assistant eventually went against her moral commitment at times when owners wanted to put their pets down, or she had to aid to injured animals that may have no hope. Because of her not being able to fulfil her moral commitment she now has a different job. Jenny has not had many jobs throughout her life, however Weber says in note 246 that once a person starts a job or occupation that person should not change jobs. That person needs to accept the occupation and remain with that occupation in order to stay truthful to God (Weber 183). According to Weber, Marissa is obedient to God because she only had one job; meanwhile Jenny would be considered not obedient to God due to her multiple jobs.
Through the “spirit” of capitalism, Weber says that ‘“time is money” and “credit is money”’ (Weber 9). I believe that Marissa follows in the spirit of capitalism, especially though the way that she works. Marissa works in order to pay off the debt that she has through student loans. She understands that it may not have been the best thing to do, however it was her only option. Weber does not say much about a person in debt, instead he talks about making money from loaning out money (Weber 9). From my understanding it is considered bad be in debt, unless it is a small amount and the person is able to pay back the money within a reasonable amount of time. Marissa also demonstrates the value of time is