People I see as weaklings I disregard because I know they simply can't be of any use to me. If I think they can be taught, I will try to help them, but some people just take a victim approach to life. Never asserting themselves, never looking out for their own interests because they were either too stupid or didn't seem to see the way things really are. Sometimes this attitude does not make me seem trustworthy to my coworkers, who perceive my naked self-interest, but they don't know what I know. And, they don't see how flimsy their bonds of work friendship are. I see my egocentrism as radically honest and forthright.
The good work mentality is a slave mentality. No one in power subscribes to this.And watching what people are doing, I can't blame them. This is the definition of self-preservation and self-interest. I don't expect any sacrificial lambs to rise from the ranks and say "Take me! Spare them their jobs!" This is a period of time that is bringing out traits and characteristics in people that under better circumstances wouldn't be an issue. Maybe it's me, but saying just do good work and be a "good" employee is not saving people's jobs. I haven't reconciled what lengths one should go to to preserve their job and still remain honorable.
This may require a new thread so I'll split.