workaholic


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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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Toiling may pay off less for workaholic employees than for engaged persons.
Researchers found workaholics were more likely to meet criteria for OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
"I saw my sisters and parents working every day, so I was pretty much brought up to be a workaholic."
Workaholic employees work more strenuously than their fellow workers and than is needed for the purpose of satisfying organizational or economic criteria (Nica and Potcovaru, 2014) (they are impelled to work).
If you work outside your office even after the workday ends as you feel bored and unproductive or, worse yet, worried out of your mind that you're not doing more work then you are a workaholic, News.com.au reported.
"He's not a workaholic, but he's always working," IFC prexy Jonathan Sehring said at the Skirball rooftop afterparty.
"I was a functioning workaholic. At times I would binge and overwork, but mostly I would put in steady 60 hour weeks.
Retirement for workaholics; life after work in a downsized economy.
Table 1 Spence and Robbins' (1992) Worker Types Worker type Work involvement Work drive Work enjoyment Workaholic High High Low Positively engaged worker High High High Work enthusiast High Low High Relaxed worker Low Low High Disenchanted worker Low High Low Unengaged worker Low Low Low Workaholics spend a considerable amount of time thinking about and engaging in work, but they do not really enjoy working, thereby leading to strife in their relationships with family, friends, coworkers, and members of the community.
Since Jack is addicted to his work the pseudonym 'Jack the workaholic' taken after 'Jack the ripper' the notorious serial killer, seems most appropriate as this Jack finds ways to kill his leisure time with work.
From your observation, are there any serious negative effects of workaholism on: the workaholic, the company and the workaholics peers in terms of productivity, health, or personal life?
Workaholic: London Town Crier Peter Moore in action during a parade.
"I am still not firing 100 per cent, but I feel as if I have got to get back to get the old adrenalin pumping," said workaholic Thompson, who has been delivering his early morning racing reports on Talksport since Monday.
These factors are likely to influence collectively whether or not one becomes a workaholic.
More hours worked per week were found to be predictive of perceived emotional exhaustion, and female students tended to demonstrate more workaholic patterns than male students.