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Super-successful fears for future

Where should/is my career-life headed next? [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Aug 2, 2011 - 9 answers

I'd like not to have an argument, please

My mother threw out a number of things during a redecoration. She told me to look through them to make sure nothing precious was getting thrown out. The thing is, I thought I had plenty of time to do this before a planned trip to the thrift store a few weeks from now. I didn't realize that a number of these things would get thrown outside next to the garbage cans to get rained on. Among them was an irreplaceable (AFAIK) VHS tape of my late father competing in a TV quiz show. My mother cannot understand why this upsets me, has several arguments for why she is right, and I feel unable to cope with arguing about it. Please tell me what to say! [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Jul 10, 2011 - 41 answers

I don't want to go home but I can't stay here

What retail skills translate to other industries? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Burnt Out, Pissed. Would like to change that.

How can I be less of a jerk when I feel like the universe is lobbing lemons at my head? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2011 - 22 answers

Professional options for a burned out lawyer?

Help me get out of the legal profession, before it kills me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Why did my electric motor stop?

What in an overdriven, broken electric motor is "burned out"? [more inside]
posted by telstar on Apr 19, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I get that holiday feeling?

How do I make my (stay-at-home) holiday feel like a real break? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Mar 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Should I tell my boss I don't like my job?

Do I tell my boss that I'm unhappy at my job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Apathy, eh?

It's not that I'm hostile, it's just that I'm indifferent to almost everything. How do I engage with my life again? How do I beat this persistent apathy? [more inside]
posted by saveyoursanity on Dec 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me not get fired for sucking at work.

Help me not get fired for sucking at work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2010 - 13 answers

How to deal with professional burnout

I have been suffering a chronic illness, including dizziness, indigestion, and severe depression resulting from overwork. I have been seeing a doctor for over 2 years now, but to no avail. Has anyone had a similar experience, and recovered? Any kind of advice will be appreciated! [more inside]
posted by rawwell on Dec 6, 2010 - 20 answers

Please help me overcome these feelings of burnout.

Please help me with the feelings of burnout. [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Nov 30, 2010 - 10 answers

Is two days off so very much to ask?

On verge of burnout: can I justify time off? How? Apologies for mass of special snowflake considerations inside [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 5 answers

What to do about burnout when you can't be replaced immediately?

I run a small charity that works with several hundred children with about 40 staff doing operations and two people working with me on fundraising and management. I'm unpaid and fulltime, and completely burnt out but it's not a job I can quit or handover immediately - I'm doing a transition to half-time, but it will take another six months, due to the specialised work. How do I stop myself from just setting fire to my desk one day? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Nonprofit Burnout Syndrome

I'm burnt out, but I don't want to (and can't, really) quit my job. The only way out seems to be through it, so how do I get through this, do a good job, and stay sane? [more inside]
posted by wholebroad on Jul 7, 2010 - 16 answers

I tried sitting at a desk. It was boring!

Suggest some non-traditional jobs to get me out of my office for good! [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Jun 17, 2010 - 20 answers

How do I restart my career in IT while drowning in anxiety?

How do I restart my career in IT while drowning in anxiety? In a nutshell, I burned out on IT last year in about August, after the second incredibly toxic work environment I'd had that year. [more inside]
posted by ysabet on May 26, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I maximize the burnout-relief of my one-week vacation?

I've heard that you don't really enter into "relaxation mode" until a week of vacation has elapsed. And that the second week is when you really start to replenish your reserves. I've seen this myself; I went to Burning Man for a week, and it felt like returning to work was harder than it would have been if I had never left. I have a week-long vacation coming up and I feel extreeemely burned-out. What can I do to make sure that I get the maximum benefits during this week off?
posted by marclar on Apr 10, 2010 - 24 answers

There is no end of the tunnel this time

Burnt-out: kill the cash cow or live with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Emotional Switzerland -- I'm Neutral

Is it possible to burn out WITHOUT getting depressed?... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2009 - 8 answers

A new career for a burned out pastor?

Career brainstorming filter: Help me help my minister friend think creatively about a midlife second career. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Oct 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Is there such as things as too much dating?

I feel like I am exerting a lot of energy towards dating without much return. I have fun while doing it, but since I rarely meet someone who lasts more than a date or two, it’s starting to feel like an exercise in futility. I have dating quantity, but how do I get quality? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 29 answers

I have a fever and the only solution is ...

How to recharge after a horrible work situation? [more inside]
posted by shownomercy on Jun 11, 2009 - 19 answers

Solutions for burnout

I feel stressed out, fat, and awful. Do I need therapy, weight watchers, a medication adjustment, or to just buck up and exercise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2009 - 25 answers

Help me encourage a great future doctor not to lose faith in herself.

I'm out of fresh encouraging perspectives, and the stakes are higher than ever. Please help me figure out how to best be a supportive friend in the 11th hour of my pal's struggles with studying for the med school boards. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Apr 29, 2009 - 7 answers

help us leave the smelly city behind

Urban burnout-filter: My wife and I are exhausted, frustrated, and otherwise burnt-out by our by the city life and our jobs in Toronto. We're contemplating quitting, moving somewhere with a slower pace and starting over. We need advice! [more inside]
posted by thenormshow on Dec 7, 2008 - 8 answers

The Blunder Years

Two-parter undergrad question: is it worth it to transfer? How can I stop from burning out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2008 - 15 answers

Fizzled Out on Passion

Depression has knocked my passion (for everything) out. Gwargh. What do I do while I get therapy sorted? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 21, 2008 - 13 answers

Burned out at work

How can I deal with burnout? [more inside]
posted by saturn25 on Jun 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Day's never finished...

Facing critical burnout - how do we keep our business on track without killing ourselves? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2008 - 24 answers

Quittin' time

Two questions about quitting or not quitting my job in Washington, DC: 1. What are my rights if I quit and want to collect unemployment and 2. If I stay, how do I stay sane? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2008 - 12 answers

scared of the big leap

I'm on the brink of possibly changing my life. However, logistical and emotional issues are in the way. What on Earth should I do? (warning: More Inside is looooooong) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 16, 2007 - 22 answers

How do you maintain your sanity while managing an overwhelming workload with multiple large projects?

Tips on preventing work burnout and handling job stress. How do you handle an overwhelming workload with grace and sanity? How can I quickly become a good project manager? What should I do until I have the project management skills to actually handle the workload I've been assigned? (I'm kind of freaking out here.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Why do my light bulbs hate me?

Why do my light bulbs keep burning out? [more inside]
posted by PEAK OIL on Mar 5, 2007 - 17 answers

And now for something completely different

My partner and I are tired of getting beat up by institutions that ask us to do good and pay us little. We want a change! [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Jan 11, 2007 - 24 answers

BeCominG MorE InVOlved

How do I become more involved with my world? (Volunteering, etc) [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Jan 1, 2007 - 15 answers

Emotional stages of animal volunteering.

I'm looking for a blog post about four stages of animal shelter volunteers. [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine on Oct 19, 2006 - 4 answers

mid-semester burnout

I teach several required college courses. My enthusiasm is dwindling, and it is starting to show. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2006 - 27 answers

Did I screw up my career?

Have I just screwed up my career caused by a bout of anger, depression, burn out and frustration? And how do I "get back into the game"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2006 - 8 answers

How do you stay productive while working full-time?

How do you stay productive while working full-time when there may be elements of stress and burning out involved? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Jun 15, 2006 - 14 answers

Writers block: web burnout?

I used to consider myself a decent writer. It was one of those things that I did well. Over the last few years though I can hardly seem to link two cohesive sentences together. Those last few years also seem to coincide with my entrance into working on the web. Does anyone have any tips for learning how to write again? [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Dec 6, 2004 - 14 answers

Why the years between music/art/photo projects?

Why is it that freelance type creative people, like say musicians, artists, photographers, actors etc. tend to spend years between projects? Unless you're say a high-end music artist, it's economically infeasable. Signed bands usually have 2 or 3 years between albums. Yes, that's often to build up new material, but just as often that's not the case. What's the deal? Is there that much potential for burnout?
posted by abcde on Jun 6, 2004 - 12 answers

Helpdesk Burnout

Maybe this is midweek frustration speaking, but I am wondering if anyone knows what the average burnout/turnaround time is for helpdesk these days? Back in the day I remember hearing that it was about 6 weeks, but I wonder if other geeks like myself are putting up with more abuse for longer periods than we used to, as jobs are harder to come by these days. Google shows a lot of percentages, but I want to know how long people are sticking with the job before they run screaming from the building.
posted by Watsonne on May 12, 2004 - 9 answers

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