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A fifth of those quizzed yearned for a more fulfilling job, while five million people suffer from ergophobia - a fear of work.
Other strange phobias include Metrophobia (fear of poetry), Pogonophobia (fear of beards), Rhytiphobia (fear of getting wrinkles), Ergophobia (fear of work) and Paraskavadekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th).
ON THE two occasions I had to make excuses for not being on duty I said I suffered from ergophobia and myofibrositis lethargica.