Doing that an employer doesn’t give a employee any paycheck and says “You have got many experiences on my workplace, so you don’t have to get any money! it’s totally fair.”.
In Korea, some stupid people- especially, called 꼰대 – think that it’s very nice thing to have suffering in the life so that they don’t feel like any guilty to give others unfair thing. This word shows this issues.
Definition by other languages
무식한 고용주가 피고용자에게 임금을 주지않고, 고생하며 열정을 갖고 사는게 중요하다고 허튼 소리를 하는 행위.
이번달 월급 대신 열정페이를 받았다.