work-life overload

n.
An excessive burden caused by the combined responsibilities of a person's work and personal life.
Example Citations:
In theory, flextime seems like an everyone-wins proposition. But one person's work-life balance can be another's work-life overload. Someone, after all, has to make that meeting or hit that deadline.
—Hannah Seligson, " When the Work-Life Scales Are Unequal: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/business/straightening-out-the-work-life-balance.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0," The New York Times, September 1, 2012
This trend is demonstrated by an almost 400-per-cent increase in fathers taking parental leave during the period 1998-2004. They are equally likely as mothers to report work-life conflict and high work-life overload.
—Stephen Hume, " In the long run, Family Day will prove to be a good thing for B.C. businesses: http://www.canada.com/entertainment/long+Family+will+prove+good+thing+businesses/7942898/story.html," Vancouver Sun, February 9, 2013
Earliest Citation:
Higgins and Duxbury (2001) found that only 34% of employees with high levels of work-life overload were satisfied with their jobs, compared with 66% of those with low overload.
—Alice de Wolff, " Bargaining for Work and Life: http://www.opseu.org/committees/bargainingforworkandlife.pdf (PDF)," Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, November 15, 2003
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