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Word of the Day – Presenteeism

By February 18, 2016Word of the Day

Presenteeism (n)


The practice of being present at one’s place of work for more hours than is required, especially as a manifestation of insecurity about one’s job.

Or in the current climate of job insecurity; trying to keep one’s job.

Example sentences

“They see what presenteeism has done to their parents.”

“And with a UK work culture which values presenteeism and overtime, ambitious young men are left with little time for anything else.”

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