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workaholic

n. someone who is obsessed with work. Jerry is a workaholic. He can’t enjoy a vacation.
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El Paso ranks as the least affordable large city for highly educated workaholics, who generate less annual disposable income there than in any other large city.
Since the direct effect was stronger, workaholics tended to have fewer absences, on balance.
She tells Gulf News, "If no other activity satisfies you as much as work; you are never fully disconnected from work; you are always drawn to work issues even when home; and you cannot stop thinking about work, are all signs that you are a workaholic.
Many times workaholics miss out on the serenity and satisfaction that their work could be giving them.
Their results showed that although the mean work-life conflict score was slightly higher for workaholics than for positively engaged workers, the difference between them was not statistically significant.
Workaholics carry a belief that working long hours is what the organisation wants regardless of the quality of output.
Although studies on workaholism rose after the development of the Work Addiction RiskTest (Robinson, 1999) and the Workaholic Triad (Spence & Robbins, 1992), much research in this area is theoretical in nature and exists in popular magazines, books, and in clinical, counseling-related journals.
A riot broke out at the inaugural meeting of Workaholics Anonymous when someone on the stage was rash enough to call for a volunteer to take the minutes.
Workaholics themselves are a key contributor to the unhealthy family patterns resulting from work addiction for a number of reasons.
Second placed Madrid went down to Workaholics 2-1 and were then on the receiving end of a 7-5 reversal against N&C , results that have left them eight points adrift of the pacesetters.
OTTAWA -- Workaholics are as less likely to feel happy or satisfied with their lives -- even though they are just as likely to enjoy their jobs, as compared with other Canadians, according to a Statistics Canada report.
Workaholics are people who tend to take charge, become keyed up and anxious before important events, move quickly and energetically, play to win, and set high goals to achieve, says Brian Stern, a San Francisco, Calif.
There are trained therapists who can help you undo the workaholism lifestyle or you can join Workaholics Anonymous.
Workaholics often have a reputation as people whose obsession with work frequently is harmful to themselves and possibly even bad for their companies, indicates Marcia Miceli, professor of management and human resources, Ohio State University, Columbus.
Brenner in their 1990 history Gambling and Speculation, "is a mass phenomenon, and its study must not be confused with that of a pathological minority of compulsive gamblers, just as the examination of a few workaholics, alcoholics, obese people, womanizers, addicted TV watchers, and addicted exercisers is irrelevant for a social judgment on the behavior of the billions who work, drink, eat, love and/or have sex, watch TV or enjoy exercising with customary frequency.