goldbricking


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A condition in which a benign skin disorder—e.g., an occupational dermatosis—is exacerbated by self-induced excoriation prior to a workman’s compensation review, to ensure that pension benefits will continue, rather returning to work

goldbricking

Benign self-mutilation Occupational medicine A condition in which a benign skin disorder–eg, an occupational dermatosis, is exacerbated by self-induced excoriation prior to a workman's compensation review, to ensure that pension benefits will continue, rather than be told to return to work
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Quota restrictions and goldbricking in a machine shop.
When I broke my arm in a fall, I got a lot of sympathy, but when you live with pain and you can't will yourself to get up out of bed because you are so anemic and feel so miserable, that is viewed as goldbricking. When you look fairly normal, it is very hard to explain to your college professor that you are not just cutting classes.
Other tips led to pieces about alleged abuse of sick leave at City Hall and a hidden memo about "goldbricking" in the public transportation system.
One retired military officer I spoke with gave a succinct answer when I asked him why businesses don't seem to have as much goldbricking as the government: "Simple.