Some situations are often so common that they get a name. A friend of mine pointed me to this interesting Wikipedia article describing a “Death march” during a project:
In project management, a death march is a project where the members feel it is destined to fail, or requires a stretch of unsustainable overwork. The general feel of the project reflects that of an actual death march because the members of the project are forced to continue the project by their superiors against their better judgment.
(quote from Wikipedia)
It is creepy to find that some real-life situations are so common that they already have creepy names.