Gen 2: Here we see God putting man in a garden with a job to do. God did not create man to sit around and do nothing. There were no basements (like in our parents homes) in the Garden of Eden. Adam had to work.
Work is good for us, many passages in the Bible testify do this. However, just this small passage in Genesis two should help us to understand that from the beginning, God intended man to work. There is purpose and honor and dignity in working. As long as it is moral, it should be pursued.