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Or in the words of Alan Hayward, a train conductor, "I'm proud of this country. "51 Hence, workers are busy keeping moral order not only in their home and neighborhood but also in the world at large. Notably, these themes never emerged in the interviews I conducted with managers and professionals. I now turn to the other means by which order is achieved. 52 Hence, having the appropriate operating style, or presentation of self, is important for professional success. For American professionals and managers, the legitimate personality type rewarded by large organizations presents the following traits: conflict avoidance, team orientation, flexibility, and being humble and not self-assuming.

They don't have credit card bills and stuff like that. " Why do workers place such emphasis to being hardworking and responsible? The importance of work resonates with central themes of Protestantism and of the liberal and republican contract on which American civic religion is built: self-sufficiency and industriousness are widely understood to be the main sources of individual and community welfare. 16 Hard work is the basis for a producer democracy in which the demands of citizenship, economic contributions, and social utility go hand in hand.

Notably, these themes never emerged in the interviews I conducted with managers and professionals. I now turn to the other means by which order is achieved. 52 Hence, having the appropriate operating style, or presentation of self, is important for professional success. For American professionals and managers, the legitimate personality type rewarded by large organizations presents the following traits: conflict avoidance, team orientation, flexibility, and being humble and not self-assuming. 53 These personality traits are not of primary importance for the white and black workers I talked with.

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