the practice of coming to work despite illness, injury, anxiety, etc., often resulting in reduced productivity.
the practice of working long hours at a job without the real need to do so. Unabridged
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presenteeism (ˌprɛzənˈtiːɪzəm)
the practice of persistently working longer hours and taking fewer holidays than the terms of one's employment demand, esp as a result of fear of losing one's job
[C20: a play on absenteeism]

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Main Entry:  presenteeism
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the practice of always being present at the workplace, often working longer hours even when there is nothing to do; cf. absenteeism's 21st Century Lexicon
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presenteeism definition

  1. n.
    the affliction of failing to take time off from work, even when it is available. (A jocular and contrived opposite of absenteeism.) : The office suffered from bouts of presenteeism during the winter when the workload was light.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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