From The Guardian: Life and Style_ Sarah Jaffe_April 2021:
Laura Hancock [had] ... a job that involved long hours and caused a lot of anxiety. ... At first, the work felt like a privilege, even
though she was working a lot and not earning much. “There was a sense
that, if you gave it your all and you did it with integrity and love
and all those things, then it would eventually work out for you.” But
recently she had a moment of realisation. “I can’t afford my rent, I
have no savings, I have no partner, I have no family. I’m 38 and most
of my friends have families; they’re buying houses,” she says. “There
is a lot of grief around that. I feel like I’ve just landed on Earth,
like a hard crash on to the ground, and am looking around and feeling
quite lonely.” In many sectors, offices have been designed to look,
feel and act like a home, to keep employees there for longer. Hancock
is one of the many people in recent years to recognise that they have
devoted themselves to their work and neglected everything else that
might give their life meaning. For workers across many sectors, long,
irregular hours, emotional demands and sometimes low rates of pay mean
it is increasingly hard to have a life outside of work – and
particularly hard to sustain relationships.
The article has the title
Married to the job....
The expression is quite (perhaps worryingly) common. Another example is an article by AgencyCentralUK titled:
5 signs that you're married to your job.
All examples are pejorative, indicating a work-life balance that is far from healthy.