TOP CASES OF JOB BURNOUT
You don’t need all of them to go up in flames; burnout experts say that over years, any could cook you, especially if the joy generators in your life don’t replenish you. 1. You have little to no control over your work flow. 2. Pay sucks.
3. The people suck.
4. It’s rigged (unfair favouritism).
5. Values conflict (a vegan designing packaging for foie gras, etc.).
6. Sheer work overload. But you can happily work like a maniac for stretches if the other stressors are nonfactors. Burnout destroys your body by spiking stress chemicals, elevating your resting heart rate, and inviting hypertension, diabetes, infertility, and coronary heart disease. (Stress can be as bad for your heart as smoking.) A Gallup survey that found that burned-out people were 23 percent more likely than their peers to have visited the ER in the last year didn’t ask why, but burnout can come with scary symptoms like palpitations and weakness that, no matter the cause, should get checked out.