Is our work a doxology or a distraction?

In St. Paul's Chicago, young adult meeting called Cornerstone, we discuss the sanctity of the 9-5 job. Is our daily work a sacred part of our spiritual lives or is a secular distraction that is between Sundays? What is God's vision for our work? How can we make the most of the work that we have been instructed with? Where did the idea of work come from?