ergophobia


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ergophobia

(ˌɜːɡəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
an irrational and persistent fear of work
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ergophobia

a hatred of work.
See also: Work
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Translations
Ergophobie
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Did you know that there is such a thing as Ergophobia or fear of work?
It certainly means having more sick leaves, less concentration, reduced motivation and the risk of ergophobia. Employers must realise now the priorities of new graduates is not high perks and status but more time off than their parents had, so they can engage themselves in social responsibility work like charities rather than being glued on their seats all day but achieving little.
Common types of phobias include Anthrophobia (fear of people or being in a company), Ergophobia (fear of work or functioning), and Hydrophobia (fear of water), Decidophobia is the fear of making decisions.