A paradoxical psychological phenomenon in which an employee expresses empathy and has positive feelings towards their dead-end job or abusive employer, sometimes to the point of defending it or being reluctant to quit.
EMPLOYEE: “Six years ago, when nobody wanted to hire me, this place gave me a job. Now I’m having doubts about giving them my two weeks notice tomorrow.”
FRIEND: “Your company sucks and you’ve been wanting to leave them for three years.”
EMPLOYEE: “I know, but it’s really not THAT bad.”
FRIEND: “You’re suffering from Jobholm Syndrome. I promise your life will vastly improve when you don’t work for those people anymore.”
by Emarcisak02 January 16, 2012

Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from daily@urbandictionary.com. We'll never spam you.

×