teleworkaholic syndrome
n. The tendency for some home-based employees to overwork.

Example Citation:
It's a common reaction called teleworkaholic syndrome: the pressure to produce. It usually starts out with the telecommuters feeling excited and liberated to be working from home. They feel grateful and think they must always do more work.
—Karol Rose, "Work/Life Effectiveness",> Kubu Communications, August 1, 2000

Earliest Citation:
That sense of accomplishment, however, gives way to the teleworkaholic syndrome, Fox says. Because they are producing more, and may view telecommuting as a perk, they feel they have to always do more work in order to justify their situation.
—Matthew Brelis, "Telecommuting takes back set to office life," The Boston Globe, January 17, 1999

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