The Burnout Quiz

Here’s your job fa­tigue check­list. If any of these sound fa­mil­iar, it could be time for a change

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You’re un­der­paid with no guar­an­teed raises ahead. You’re tired of co-work­ers trash­ing each other. What­ever your boss says makes you seethe.

Set up a “360 re­view” with HR, says Jes­sica Jaf­fee of the em­ployee re­view web­site Glass­door. This is when you and the team can con­fi­den­tially talk about the boss. You’re bored but don’t want any new chal­lenges. You’re an ex­tro­vert with few peo­ple to in­ter­act with.

Burnout is more likely if your per­son­al­ity and job du­ties are a mis­match, re­search shows. Find ways to di­ver­sify your du­ties to bet­ter match your per­son­al­ity, like col­lab­o­rat­ing with co-work­ers on a project. Your ca­reer path and train­ing don’t point to your dream job.

Re­mind your­self of why you took the po­si­tion, and pur­sue skills that might help you land the gig you want, says ca­reer coach J.T. O’Don­nell. You don’t have enough time to han­dle your work­load. Stress rises all day and hardly stops once you’re home.

At the end of each work­day, rate your stress on a scale of 1 (no prob­lem) to 10 (bonkers). Do this for a week or two, and then as­sess the re­sults. If more than half of your scores reg­is­ter above a 5, that’s un­healthy, so start look­ing, O’Don­nell says. Your pay­check is your only mo­ti­va­tion for stay­ing.

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