Why do passionate employees suffer burnout?

My impression is that passionate employees end up suffering from burnout more often than others. I thought that this had a lot to do with the long term quality and efficiency decline that follows from working long hours, but this paper (referenced here) may suggest another explanation:

[…] that people see it as more acceptable to make passionate employees do extra, unpaid, and more demeaning work than they did for employees without the same passion.

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