accomplishment, challenge, salary
career, money
competitive, money
fatigue, money
hard, difficult, pay
intellectual persuit, money
life, time, always
money, boss, learning
money, busy
money, time, commitment
money, time, stability
necessary, useful, accomplish
science, business, force * distance
sleep, tired
stress, money
the reason I try so hard in school, my internship this summer
tool (this is an MIT colloquialism for "to work"), punt (this is an MIT colloquialism for "to aviod work"./"to not do"/etc., forty hours a week

ambition, responsabilité, pouvoir, argent, liberté
argent independance
découverte, épanouissement, service, échange
metro, collégues, café
necessaire, utile, important,bessoin, instructif
nécessaire, utile, enrichissant
Nécessaire,argent,méthode, 35, égoisme, professionalisme, exigence
rigueur, précision, acteur
réussite, occupation, finance
sueur, égoïsme, collaboration
taches, responsabilités, efforts,
utilité, dévouement, passion,
vie, finances, réussite,



I am curious as to why you used the word 'epanouissement'. The French-english dictionary said that it means 'blossoming' or 'opening up'. How does that pertain to work?

Value of Work

It seems as though the English responses focused on money and the material gains that work can bring. On the other hand, the French responses focused more on inner gain, such as growth and success. Is there a vision of work as something that is more or less privileged in France?

Pleasure of work

It seems that the Americans have some rather negative view on the pleasure of work. In the association of English words, we can see that there are a couple of words that describe the stress and the competitiveness in work; whereas the French students focus on the necessity of work.

The purpose of work

It seems that the Americans and the French have radically different ideas as to the purpose of work. Americans think of work as a tool to get money, prestige, and something that takes away from your happiness, time, and well-being - something like a chore. The French, on the other hand, think of work as something that is both necessary and noble - something that takes great responsibility and commitment, but also is something honorable and praiseworthy.