There are a few Suttas (search for “relish work”) that put work in one line with laziness and too much sleep:
AN6.14:3.1: Take a mendicant who relishes work, talk, sleep, company, closeness, and proliferation. They love these things and like to relish them.
AN6.14:3.2: A mendicant who lives life like this does not have a good death.
AN6.14:3.3: This is called
AN6.14:3.4: a mendicant who enjoys identity, who hasn’t given up identity to rightly make an end of suffering.
It almost looks like “work” is something that opposes the practice of the noble eightfold path.
Here, too, doing work is listed together with behavior that is considered inappropriate for monastics. It’s about the drawbacks of staying too long in the same monastery:
AN5.223:1.3: You have a lot of stuff and store it up. You have a lot of medicine and store it up. You have a lot of duties and responsibilities, and become capable in whatever needs to be done. You mix closely with laypeople and renunciates, socializing inappropriately like a layperson. And when you leave that monastery, you miss it.
In other places, being skilled in many duties is praised:
AN5.86:1.1: “A senior mendicant with five qualities is dear and beloved to their spiritual companions, respected and admired.
AN5.86:1.2: What five?
AN5.86:1.3: They have attained the textual analysis of meaning, text, terminology, and eloquence.
AN5.86:1.4: And they are skilled and tireless in a diverse spectrum of duties for their spiritual companions, understanding how to go about things in order to complete and organize the work.
AN5.86:1.5: A senior mendicant with these five qualities is dear and beloved to their spiritual companions, respected and admired.”
Maybe note that “being skilled in many duties” is not the only quality of that mendicant.
Probably, as @Invo has already pointed out, it’s all about balance; and, most importantly, not forgetting or neglecting other aspects of the path that take you to a deeper level, namely understanding the texts (as in our Sutta) and the calm of meditation.