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presenteeism

[prez-uh n-tee-iz-uh m] /ˌprɛz ənˈti ɪz əm/
noun
1.
the practice of coming to work despite illness, injury, anxiety, etc., often resulting in reduced productivity.
2.
the practice of working long hours at a job without the real need to do so.
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British Dictionary definitions for presenteeism

presenteeism

/ˌprɛzənˈtiːɪzəm/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C20: a play on absenteeism
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Contemporary definitions for presenteeism
noun

the practice of always being present at the workplace, often working longer hours even when there is nothing to do; cf. absenteeism

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Slang definitions & phrases for presenteeism

presenteeism

noun

The habit of being present; working constantly instead of taking earned or available time off •A play on the opposite absenteeism


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