presenteeism


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Presenteeism

A slang term for the practice of working an incredibly high number of hours. For example, an employee who never works less than 80 and frequently as many as 100 hours per week practices presenteeism. The term is a play on the word "absenteeism."

presenteeism

a culture which encourages employees to spend excessive hours at work as a way of displaying ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT. See WORK-LIFE BALANCE, ABSENTEEISM.
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The costs of productivity loss include the costs associated with absenteeism, presenteeism, non-formal care, unpaid work and the loss of leisure time [25].
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"Loss of productivity can come in the form of absenteeism or presenteeism," said Dr Afridi.
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