Definition: a Workaholic is a person with the compulsion to work or the need to work endlessly. The term Workaholic, coined by psychologist Wayne Oates (1968), has become a wide-spread buzzword. Today, anyone seen working longer than the regular working hours is inconsiderately labelled as a workaholic. Employees often express themselves as being workaholics because they love doing their job. However, that is not what the term means. In fact, for a workaholic, work no longer remains pleasant or something that one can do passionately. Instead, it becomes an invasive, unpleasant obligation.


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