Careerism



devotion to a successful career, often at the expense of one’s personal life, ethics, etc.
Contemporary Examples

When Clay held the world title aloft, Lipsyte saw in the gleam of the belt sports and ’60s social upheaval and his own careerism.
On the Peninsula Bryan Curtis April 24, 2011

But the greatest sin of all for Francis is perhaps that of careerism, chiding those who honor people rather than God.
Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s ‘Spiritual Alzheimer’s’ Barbie Latza Nadeau December 22, 2014

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