426. Work


See also 297. OCCUPATIONS ; 303. ORGANIZED LABOR .

drudgery
dull, laborious, or menial work. — drudge , n.
empleomania
an obsession with public employment.
ergasiophobia
an abnormal fear of work.
ergograph
an instrument that records the amount of work done when a muscle contracts. — ergographic , adj.
ergology
the study of the effect of work on mind and body. — ergologist , n.
ergomania
a mania for work.
ergophile
a person who loves to work.
ergophobia
a hatred of work.
faineance, faineancy
laziness; the state of being idle. — fainéant , adj.
flexitime
a work practice under which workers are able, within certain limits, to choose their own hours of work.
lucubration
1. laborious work or study, especially when done late at night.
2. the work, as a book or treatise, produced or apparently produced this way. — lucubrator , n.
operosity
1. the state or quality of being industrious or busy.
2. the condition of being toilsome. — operose , adj.
sinecurism
the policy or practice of maintaining an office or position that provides income without demanding any or much work or attendance. Also sinecureship. sinecure , n.
Taylorism
the methods of scientific factory management first introduced in the early 19th century by the American engineer Frederick W. Taylor, especially the differential piece-rate system.
thaasophobia
an abnormal fear or dislike of being idle.
volunteerism
the practice or advocacy of working as a volunteer, often with the hope of thereby gaining paid employment in the same field.

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