Definitions

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  • n. The act of being present at work even if one is too sick to be productive, or work beyond the expected hours

Etymologies

From present; modelled on absenteeism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The cost is even higher when you factor in "presenteeism" -- workers who are physically at work, but distracted (by, I don't know, arranging summer care, perhaps?).

    Sheila Lirio Marcelo: Summer Child Care Equals Work Interruption?

  • When employees know they're not trusted, they become experts at "presenteeism" - the physical appearance of working, without anything getting done.

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • But, warns Rochelle Morandini, you're not doing yourself or your company any favours with your "presenteeism" - showing up to work so you're physically present on the job but not working up to speed because of illness.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Cornell University showing that "presenteeism" - people showing up for work sick - costs the economy $180 billion annually in lost productivity, or more than $250 per employee per year.

    FOXNews.com

  • She and others pointed to a 2004 study by Cornell University showing that "presenteeism" - people showing up for work sick - costs the economy $180 billion annually in lost productivity, or more than $250 per employee per year.

    Home

  • In addition, the report said the economic cost of 'presenteeism' - people going to work when they should be at home - could be double that of short-term absenteeism.

    Home | Mail Online

  • People who go to work sick -- it's called "presenteeism" -- spread germs and sickness.

    chicagotribune.com -

  • Line managers had still not shrugged off their "presenteeism" - the assumption that if a woman is not at her desk, she is not working, even though she may be more productive at home.

    The Guardian World News

  • Metabolic syndrome was not linked to increased "presenteeism" - days the employee was at work but performing at less than full capacity because of health reasons.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Let’s hear your thoughts, including how presenteeism is handled in your workplace, in the comments.

    Going to Work Sick? | Lifehacker Australia

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