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]
Suggest some non-traditional jobs to get me out of my office for good! [more inside]
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]
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?
Burnt-out: kill the cash cow or live with it? [more inside]
Is it possible to burn out WITHOUT getting depressed?... [more inside]
Career brainstorming filter: Help me help my minister friend think creatively about a midlife second career. [more inside]
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]
How to recharge after a horrible work situation? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Two-parter undergrad question: is it worth it to transfer? How can I stop from burning out? [more inside]
Depression has knocked my passion (for everything) out. Gwargh. What do I do while I get therapy sorted? [more inside]
How can I deal with burnout? [more inside]
Facing critical burnout - how do we keep our business on track without killing ourselves? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Why do my light bulbs keep burning out? [more inside]
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]
How do I become more involved with my world? (Volunteering, etc) [more inside]
I'm looking for a blog post about four stages of animal shelter volunteers. [more inside]
I teach several required college courses. My enthusiasm is dwindling, and it is starting to show. [more inside]
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]
How do you stay productive while working full-time when there may be elements of stress and burning out involved? [more inside]
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]
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?
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.
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