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    Interesting Article on Burnout

    http://nymag.com/news/features/24757/

    Its not a new article, but its new to me. Just wondered what everyone here thinks, as there is a high level of stress in your profession.

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    I can't click on the article from work. What does it say in a nutshell? Since you asked about stress, most of my stress comes from coworkers and not the actual job. At least, the stresses that I notice the most anyhow.
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    " I was screaming and cursing these mother******s for calling me with their goddamned problems.”

    Is that a cop talking about his dispatchers, a social worker talking about his clients, a doctor talking about his patients, a pastor talking about his parishioners, or a stock broker talking about his investors?

    Answer: Could be any of the above.

    It's a a good read. The author says burnout is "the gap between expectations and rewards." Food for thought. The worker sets the expectations, the employer sets the rewards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrombis View Post
    I can't click on the article from work. What does it say in a nutshell? Since you asked about stress, most of my stress comes from coworkers and not the actual job. At least, the stresses that I notice the most anyhow.
    Burnout is an intense feeling of apathy caused by emotional overexertion.

    Seems like a thing people are prone to get if they went into a field of work expecting a certain level of reward,and subsequently not getting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erasthenes View Post
    Burnout is an intense feeling of apathy caused by emotional overexertion.

    Seems like a thing people are prone to get if they went into a field of work expecting a certain level of reward,and subsequently not getting it.
    Complete and utter bullshyt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pujolsfan146 View Post
    Complete and utter bullshyt.

    Nope. And a lot of teachers, nurses, and social workers get it.

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    I used to experience burnout a lot. It had nothing to do with failure to be rewarded. I was rewarded plenty. It had to do with being a perfectionist and not quitting till things were done correctly week after week, and the cumulative lack of sleep that resulted.

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    I thought this thread was going to be about this type of burnout.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsiI9...eature=related
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    Moron coworkers. Idiot callers. An admin that wants to cater to both instead of do anything to change it. And no vacation.

    I'm WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY beyond burned out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erasthenes View Post
    Nope. And a lot of teachers, nurses, and social workers get it.
    Yep. And I never said other occupations dont get it.
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