* Floyd Cox, 48, of Ellicott City, works for Brunswick Normandy Lanes in Ellicott City:
No. We do have the work ethic; it's just that we haven't put ourselves to the test. We've had a good life, an easy life for so many years. It's time we buckle down. In a sense, we got a little lazy. Between management and unions and the work force itself, we were looking for the almighty dollar (rather) than in improvement in ourselves. We just haven't sat back and recognized it. Now, it's starting to catch up on us.