work-life overload
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.
—Stephen Hume, “In the long run, Family Day will prove to be a good thing for B.C. businesses,” Vancouver Sun, February 09, 2013
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,” The New York Times, September 01, 2012
2003 (earliest)
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” (PDF), Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, November 15, 2003