A strong work ethic is a serious part of the character education provided at The Family Foundation School. A student intern found this out when he was suspended from his on-campus job. Never mind that he is performing exceptionally well academically, has repaired his relationship with his family, and is adamantly committed to his sobriety. His work habits still reflect the lack of initiative, the sense of entitlement, and an underlying dishonesty that landed him at the school 18 months ago.
Fortunately, in the therapeutic, 12-Step environment of FFS he'll get plenty of help in working through his job difficulties, be they personal resentments, authority issues, unrealistic expectations, or any number of fears that can affect job performance. Developing a work ethic means more than just showing up on time. It's learning to take the initiative, to tackle "impossible" tasks one step at a time, and to follow through. It's doing what you say you'll do---important lessons that are part and parcel of the therapeutic boarding school experience.