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  1. overworkedadjective

    Being subjected to too much work

    Overworked and underpaid? Then quit your job and become a pro darts player


  1. overworked

    Overwork is the expression used to define the cause of working too hard, too much, or too long. It can be also related to the act of working beyond one's strength or capacity, causing physical and/or mental distress in the process. Compulsory, mandatory, or forced overtime is usually defined as hours worked in excess of forty hours per week “that the employer makes compulsory with the threat of job loss or the threat of other reprisals such as demotion or assignment to unattractive tasks or work shifts." In 2016, 488 million people were exposed to long working hours (≥55 hours/week), and 745,194 deaths and 23.3 million DALYs were attributable to long working hours.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overworked in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overworked in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of overworked in a Sentence

  1. Rob Ford:

    The problem with these sorts of stories is they happen incrementally, one of the very tragic things about these stories is that in order for the public to really pay attention to them, something really dramatic has to happen. Unfortunately, that might be an overworked lorry driver crashing into a family car or children falling ill through malnourishment.

  2. David Hill:

    Part of it is just exhausting our personnel. Health care is complicated and people make mistakes when they're overworked.

  3. Judge Bruce Einhorn:

    They are overworked, and they often suffer the strains of I would even say post-traumatic stress syndrome.

  4. Jobless Americans:

    All of a sudden we had 50 to 100 % more business than we did, even prior to Covid, with a third of the staff. So everybody was getting overwhelmed, overworked and frustrated, both customers and staff.

  5. Mark Ramseyer:

    There are very few prosecutors in Japan. They are massively overworked. Given the workload, they focus first on the slam dunk, guilty-as-sin cases. They don't have time for the' maybe he did it, maybe he didn't cases,'.

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  • oberati di lavoroItalian
  • சிதிலமடைந்துTamil

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