When many of us were younger and we did not do a job (like dishes, trash, make the bed, vacuum, feed the heifers, mow the yard. . .) we were suppose to do, we got a what was known as a spanking. The idea behind the spanking was to stimulate the brain, from the pain received from the butt ox, and remind and encourage us to do the job we were suppose to get done.  There was not much thought put into anybodies feelings being hurt. Matter a fact is was a common practice that if you did not do what you were suppose to do there was consequences.   I'm not sure where the consequences went for not getting your job done, or not getting a job.

Somewhere in the proverbs it says get out of bed you lazy dude and get to work, or though shalt be spanked by the hand of God.