n. An excessive burden caused by the combined responsibilities of a person's work and personal life.
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.
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.
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.