As an individual who interviews, hires, and terminates employees, I have noticed a steady decline in work ethics and behaviors. In particular, the two work behaviors that seem to evidence the decline most are punctuality and reliability. Contrary to the fact that it is an employer's market in todays World of Work, employees are still demonstrating a lack of respect for punctuality and reliability. Most of the employees that I hire understand that my priorities include the above mentioned work behaviors and they understand that my situation warrants adherence to these behaviors. Still, they arrive for work whenever they get here and any excuse is good enough to not show up at all. I question why this lack of respect for the job as well as the employer has become so prevalent in our society today. It seems that workers have lost their own self- respect and all that matters is how much am I going to be paid instead of how can I be a contribution to this person or to this organization? This lack of self-respect on the job spills over into other areas of employment. An example of this is in the fast food industry. How many times have you placed your order and when you got home with the food items were left out or simply not what you ordered. Personally, I am frustrated with having to check every item and every order for its accuracy. Many corporations actually offer work ethics training to their employees, but many report negligible changes in their staff performance levels. I don't know the answer, but I do know that it is a reflection of our social mores and the changes that are necessary have to come from within each individual worker.