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I've had some job burnout sometimes, too, mainly when there is no major
project and I have to pretend to be busy. That's when it hurts to look
outside and know what a nice day it is, or ponder how much housekeeping I
could accomplish instead of sitting in a cube and doing next to nothing. If
there is something to do, and it isn't some silly or futile task, I can take
reasonable pleasure in tech writing and have some professional pride.
To me, it seems like taking a vacation from a bad job is like getting drunk
to drown your sorrows; to paraphrase Churchill, next week you'll be back in
the cube and the job will still be ugly.
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