When the working hours of an attorney (or other professional) who works on a part-time schedule slowly creep back up towards full time, so that the employee ends up working close to full-time hours for part-time pay.

Williams, J. (2007). Legal professions and job demands: Implications for work-life balance. Sloan Work-Family Encyclopedia. Original source unknown; popularized by the Project for Attorney Retention and the Center for WorkLife Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Retrieved November 1, 2007, from the Sloan Work and Family Research Network web site: