work·a·hol·ic (wûrk-hôlk, -hlk)
One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work.
- a person obsessively addicted to work.
I’ve heard people talk about being workaholics like it was a good thing – but it isn’t so much a good thing. I had a boss tell me one day – “I haven’t taken a vacation in almost 2 years” – but they ended up taking more sick days than they were allowed – because of the no vacation.
I’m still reading Rework (here’s my previous post as a reminder) and I love this paragraph:
In the end, workaholics don’t actually accomplish more than nonworkaholics. They may claim to be perfectionists, but that just means they’re wasting time fixating on inconsequential details instead of moving on to the next task. p. 26.