Overemployment


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Overemployment

1. A situation in which a person consistently works more hours than they can sustainably work. That is, overemployment occurs when one is overworked. Some companies, such as brokerages and other major corporations, may encourage overemployment by promoting a culture in which those who work the most hours tend to receive promotions.

2. See: Overstaffing.
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